(July 29, 2020) The Department of Chemistry is saddened to learn about and announce the passing of alumnus Peter Lobue (B.S. ’01). While at Virginia Tech, Lobue performed undergraduate research with Professors Daniel Crawford and Harry Gibson. After graduation, he worked as a scientist at a small biopharma company in Colorado before moving to northern Kentucky with his wife in 2014. He joined the doctoral program at the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and was on track to graduate with a Ph.D. in chemistry in the spring. With his background in analytical chemistry, he began a new position last fall as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency, working on water quality issues. Lobue passed away on April 1, 2020 and is survived by his wife Amy and son Michael.

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