My favorite professor by far. His passion for Chemistry is the main reason I became a Chemical Engineer. God bless and rest in peace.
I had the privilege of taking an introductory chemistry course at UT Austin in the summer of 1989 with Dr. Davis.
After having had a mediocre (at best) chemistry teacher in high school who turned me off from that science it was a TRUE JOY to rediscover chemistry via Dr. Davis.
I could tell from the first day he was a gifted teacher (because he was passionate) and a GOOD MAN (for his respect toward people and genial nature).
Wish I could have known him as personally.
Heartfelt condolences to his wife, children, and grandchildren.
I had the great privilege of working as a post-doc in crystallography with Ray in the 1970s.He had the quickest mind I have ever witnessed. Without a doubt, those days in Austin remain the hightlight of my academic life.
Paul Riley, San Jose, CA
A colleague without peer, a loyal friend and a caring man, he made a difference. Very hard to accept that he won't be there. Our heart felt sympathy to the family.
It is rare to find a research scientist who is also such a gifted teacher. He helped shape my career on many levels. So many fond memories.
I will miss you.
Larry Peck (formerly from Texas A&M)
A delightful man, husband, father and friend that will be missed and remembered by all that knew him. Noel & Nunnally Rawson
Missing you, Uncle Ray, and thinking of the family left behind...
With kind rememberances and prayers from The Bezirgans (Childhood friends and neighbors of Angela, Laura and Brian).
The happiest,kindest and talented man I have ever known.
From Yale to our many years in Texas, we will miss you dear friend.