Steimle credits others for their contributions to his career and success, as well as his transition to retirement.

“My mentor, the late John Brown from Oxford University, exemplified kindness and generosity with his time," Steimle said. "Here at ASU, Mort Munk was influential in my career. Ian Gould has been supportive arranging retirement, and the (school's) financial staff, Theresa, Kylie and Sarah, are all very helpful.”

“At ASU Tim developed a series of unique experimental techniques that put him at the forefront of ultra-high-resolution spectroscopy," said Gould, interim director of the school. "His work had broad impact, from the most fundamental studies of molecular property and structure to helping to understand the complex mechanisms of metallic catalysts. Tim was a wonderful colleague and friend to many of us; he was very much a central part of the (School of Molecular Sciences) chemistry community and will be missed. We congratulate him on a scientific life well-lived and wish him a long and happy retirement.”

James Klemaszewski

Science writer, School of Molecular Sciences