Robert E. Connick

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Robert E. Connick
Born (1917-07-29)July 29, 1917
Humboldt, California, United States
Died August 21, 2014(2014-08-21) (aged 97)
Contra Costa, California, United States
Citizenship United States
Fields Chemistry
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Notable awards

Robert E. Connick (July 29, 1917 – August 21, 2014) was a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.[1]


Connick studied Chemistry at Berkeley, receiving his B.S. in 1939 and his Ph.D. in 1942. He was a research associate on the Manhattan Project from 1943 - 1946, and has been a professor, chair of the chemistry department, dean of the College of Chemistry, Vice Chancellor,[2] and Chair of the Academic Senate at both Berkeley and the entire University of California system.

He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1963. He was a 1968 G.N. Lewis Lecturer and Awardee. [3] He was a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, in 1948 and 1958.[4] Connick died at the age of 97 in 2014.[5]