Fort Worth physicist and businessman Richard N. Claytor is being honored with the creation of a new endowed distinguish professorship at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The professorship will be funded by a $500,000 endowment established through a gift from Nelson E. Claytor, Richard Clatyor's son.
Richard Claytor founded Fresnal Technologies Inc., which manufactures molded plastic lenses and optical components.
Nelson Claytor and Fresnel Technologies committed $250,000 to create the distinguished professorship in UTA's Physics Department. The gift was matched by UTA's Maverick Match program.