Kenneth Raymond Bailar Lecture Professor Kenneth N. Raymond was born on January 7, 1942 in Astoria, Oregon.  Following his early education in the public schools of Oregon, he attended Reed College where he received a BA in 1964.  Following his PhD from Northwestern University, he began his faculty appointment at the University of California at Berkeley on July 1, 1967.  There he has remained, becoming Associate Professor in 1974 and Professor in 1978.  He was appointed Chancellor’s Professor in 2006. He has served as Vice Chair of the Berkeley Chemistry Department (1982-1984 and 1999-2000) and Chair (1993-1996). He has been a Visiting Professor or Lecturer at several universities. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1997 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. He received the ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry in 2008. Professor Raymond is a member of the editorial boards of several journals in the fields of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. In addition to his academic appointment on the University of California campus, he is a cofounder (2001) of Lumiphore Inc., which utilizes new luminescent agents developed in his laboratory, and Faculty Senior Scientist of the Chemical Sciences Division and Director of the Seaborg Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.