By:  Turner                                            S.R. No. 798
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pride in
    1-3  recognizing Dr. Ralph A. Zingaro who retired on January 16, 1995,
    1-4  after 41 years of loyal service as a professor of chemistry at Texas
    1-5  A&M University; and
    1-6        WHEREAS, Dr. Zingaro earned a doctorate degree from the
    1-7  University of Kansas in 1950, worked in the industry as a chemist
    1-8  for several years, and joined Texas A&M University as an assistant
    1-9  professor in 1954; after a series of promotions, he was appointed
   1-10  to the position of professor in 1964; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, An expert in his field and a first-class scholar,
   1-12  Dr. Zingaro received the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award
   1-13  in 1968 from the Association of Former Students, was honored by
   1-14  the United States Public Health Service with a special National
   1-15  Institutes of Health Fellowship, and was selected by Oak Ridge
   1-16  National Laboratory to take part in its traveling lecture program;
   1-17  and
   1-18        WHEREAS, He obtained research grants from many sources,
   1-19  including the Atomic Energy Commission; his research has focused on
   1-20  chemically deposited metal chalcogenide thin films for photovoltaic,
   1-21  infrared sensing and solar control applications; analysis and
   1-22  speciation of trace elements in fossil fuels and coal oils; and
   1-23  synthesis and crystal structures of selenium, arsenic, and tellurium
    2-1  compounds; and
    2-2        WHEREAS, In honor of Dr. Zingaro's outstanding work, he was
    2-3  elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
    2-4  Science in 1992 and has been named to numerous boards and committees;
    2-5  and
    2-6        WHEREAS, Dr. Zingaro has been invited to lecture at countless
    2-7  symposiums; one of his most recent lectures was in February of this
    2-8  year at the Symposium on Natural Gas Quality and Energy Measurement
    2-9  in Orlando, Florida; and
   2-10        WHEREAS, A man of remarkable energy and intellectual vitality,
   2-11  Dr. Zingaro continues today to work on his research and to be a great
   2-12  source of pride to the students, staff, administration, and members
   2-13  of the faculty at Texas A&M University; and
   2-14        WHEREAS, An outstanding scientist and professor, Dr. Zingaro
   2-15  has had a significant role in providing a superior educational
   2-16  environment for students from all parts of Texas and across
   2-17  the nation and in making Texas A&M University the high-quality
   2-18  institution it is today; now, therefore, be it
   2-19        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-20  74th Legislature, hereby commend Dr. Ralph Zingaro on his many
   2-21  accomplishments and extend best wishes to him for the retirement
   2-22  years ahead; and, be it further
   2-23        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for him
   2-24  as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
   2-25                               ______________________________________
    3-1                                       President of the Senate
    3-2                                    I hereby certify that the above
    3-3                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
    3-4                               on April 26, 1995.
    3-5                               ______________________________________
    3-6                                       Secretary of the Senate
    3-7                               ______________________________________
    3-8                                        Member, Texas Senate