Passing of Dr. Jen Ho Fang

The department mourns the loss of Jen Ho Fang. Dr. Fang was a respected faculty member and long-serving department chair. He helped usher the department into a more research-intensive way of operation.  While he retired some time ago, he frequently visited campus and stayed in touch with us throughout the years. He made a huge positive impact on the department, its students, and his science.

He was honored by being inducted into our Founders Wall:

He was also honored by having a mineral named after him ( and through the creation of the Jen Ho Fang Endowed Scholarship that has supported many Alabama students over the years.

He will be missed, but his legacy lives on in our students, alumni, and the research program he helped build.