Memorial services for Gleb Mamantov, who headed the UT chemistry department
for 16 years, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church.

Mamantov died Sunday in his home after a lengthy illness.

UT colleagues said he headed "an era of unprecedented growth" in the
chemistry program through his internationally-recognized research and his
determination for setting departmental goals.

"Gleb was the keystone about which the university was able to build a
chemistry program as strong as any in the Southeast," Kelsey Cook, a
chemistry professor, said.

Mamantov came to UT in 1961 as assistant professor. He is
internationally-recognized for his research in molten salt chemistry.

He significantly raised the status of UT's chemistry research programs,
Cook said.

Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Highland Chapel,
5315 Kingston Pike.