George C. Schatz

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George C. Schatz
Born (1949-04-14) April 14, 1949 (age 69)
EducationClarkson University
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
AwardsPeter Debye Award (2010)
Scientific career
Fieldsreaction dynamics
InstitutionsNorthwestern University
Doctoral advisorAron Kuppermann

George C. Schatz (born April 14, 1949), the Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, is a theoretical chemist best known for his seminal contributions to the field of reaction dynamics. Born in Watertown, New York, he obtained his B. S. from Clarkson University in 1971[1] and his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1976[1] under Aron Kuppermann. Following postdoctoral work at MIT, he joined the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University.

A longtime senior editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, he became its editor-in-chief in 2005. The journal previously (1997) having been split in Journal of Physical Chemistry A (molecular physical chemistry, both theoretical and experimental) and Journal of Physical Chemistry B (solid state, soft matter, liquids), Schatz initiated the spin-off of a third journal, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, focusing on nanotechnology and molecular electronics.

Schatz is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and many other such bodies. He authored over 350 scientific papers, and co-authored two books with his colleague Mark A. Ratner: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry

Recently much of Schatz's research has been concerned with nanotechnology and bionanotechnology.


  1. ^ a b "Editor Profile". ACS Publications. American Chemical Society. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.

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