Marion C. Thurnauer

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Marion C. Thurnauer
Born (1945-03-21) March 21, 1945 (age 69)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nationality American
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Argonne National Laboratory, Chemistry Division
Alma mater University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Gerhard L. Closs
Notable awards Garvan–Olin Medal (2001)

Marion C. Thurnauer is an American chemist. She began work at Argonne National Laboratory in 1977, in the Chemistry Division (CHM). Her postdoctorate work studied photochemical energy conversion in natural photosynthesis using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.[1]

"For a few years [she was] the only female staff scientist in CHM and rose to become the first woman CHM Director."[1]


  1. ^ a b "Marion C. Thurnauer - Oral History". Chemical Heritage Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2014-07-13.