Thomas Mark "Tom" Apple, who began his term as chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in June 2012, is a scientist whose research focuses on magnetic resonance spectroscopy. As the chief executive officer of the University, he is responsible for the leadership, administration and management of the academic enterprise. His tenure as chancellor has been marked by conflicts with deans, other university leaders, and community leaders.   
Before joining UH Manoa, Dr. Apple served as provost of the University of Delaware. Prior to that, he was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at that campus. He has also held key positions at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, including Vice Provost, Dean of Graduate Education, Interim Vice Provost for Institute Diversity, and Chair of the Department of Chemistry.
A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dr. Apple received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and his bachelor of science in biology from Pennsylvania State University. He is a published author with numerous works in a variety of journals including Chemistry of Materials, Macromolecules, and Journal of Materials Research.
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- Chancellor-Designate Tom Apple arrives on campus June 18
- Campus Administration
- University of Delaware Administration
- Polytechnic Institute Center for Polymer Synthesis
- High-temperature polybenzimidazole fuel cell membranes via a sol-gel process”, L. Xiao, H.F. Zhang, E. Scanlon, L.S. Ramanathan, E-W. Choe, D. Rogers, T. Apple, B.C. Benicewicz, Chem. Mater., 17, 5328-5333, (2005).
- Cross-Linkable Carbosilane Polymers with Imbedded Disilacyclobutane Rings Derived by Acyclic Diene Metathesis Polymerization”, Wu, Zhizhong; Papandrea, Jerry P.; Apple, Tom; Interrante, Leonard V., Macromolecules, 37, 5257-5264, (2004).
- “Synthesis of Silicon Carbide Films from Partially Oxidized Polyvinylsilane by Carbon Tetrachloride Solution Casting”, M. Narisawa, T. Hasegawa, K. Okamura, M. Itoh, T. Apple, K. Moraes, L. Interrante, J. Mater. Res., 1, 214 (2002).