IU Chemistry Professor Dennis Peters Dies From Complications Of COVID-19

(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana University officials confirmed the death of longtime chemistry professor Dennis Peters.

Peters, 82, had been on faculty at the university for more than 50 years.

IU Herman T. Briscoe Professor of Chemistry Dennis Peters. Courtesy of Indiana University

Peters contracted COVID-19 while in the hospital recovering from a fall he took over spring break, according to the graduate program’s Facebook page.

Peters began teaching at IU in 1962 before becoming the Herman T. Briscoe Professor in 1975. He then went on to win 11 teaching awards at the university.