Tobin J. Marks

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Tobin J. Marks
Born Tobin Jay Marks
(1944-11-25) 25 November 1944 (age 69)
United States
Nationality American
Fields Chemistry, Material Science
Institutions Northwestern University
Alma mater University of Maryland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for Organometallic chemistry, inorganic chemistry
Notable awards National Medal of Science (2005), Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences

Tobin Jay Marks (born November 25, 1944) is the Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University. Among the themes of his research are synthetic organo-f-element and early-transition metal organometallic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, molecule-based photonic materials, superconductivity, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, and biological aspects of transition metal chemistry.

Marks received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in 1966 and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971. He came to Northwestern University in the fall of 1970.

As of April 2009, Tobin Marks has mentored over 100 PhD students and nearly 100 postdoctoral fellows. More than 90 of these alumni hold academic positions worldwide. Tobin Marks has published over 950 research articles and holds 191 patents. His h-index is 114.

The Marks Group[edit]

The Marks group is organized into four teams (A-D):

  • A-team; Organometallics/Catalysis
  • B-team: Molecular Photonics
  • C-team: Transparent Oxides
  • D-team: Molecular Electronics

Work in organometallics is conducted by the A-team of the Marks group and has traditionally focused on two main areas: Group IV mediated polymerizations and f-element mediated hydroelementation. Recent publications cover topics of f-element hydroelementation, supported catalysts, and bimetallic catalysis.

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