|Residence||United Kingdom, United States|
|Fields||Chemistry (main group and transition metal)|
|Alma mater||The Queen's College, Oxford|
|Doctoral advisor||Malcolm Green|
|Notable awards||Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2009)
ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry (2008)
Corday–Morgan Medal (1995)
ACS Award in pure chemistry (1994)
Gerard "Ged" Parkin is a professor of chemistry at Columbia University.
Gerard Parkin attended the English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College before working under Malcolm Green during both his undergraduate and graduate studies at Queens College of Oxford University. His work involved exploring the chemistry of tungsten phosphine derivatives. He obtained a post-doctoral position at the California Institute of Technology working with Professor John Bercaw on tungstenocene reactivity. In 1988, Ged joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he currently investigates a myriad of problems in main group and transition metal chemistry, including:
- Calixarene complexes
- Retrodative bonding, especially related to boratranes
- Group 6 reactivity relating to X-H (X=H, C, O) bond activation, hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation
- The Tris(mercaptoimidazolyl) borate Tm ligand
- Terminal chalcogen metal bonding
- Zinc complexes as models for biological systems
- Antimony alkoxides and aryloxides
- Cleaving the mercury–carbon bond.
Parkin received the 2008 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry and the 1994 ACS Award in pure chemistry from the American Chemical Society. He also received the Corday–Morgan Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1995. In 2009 he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, an award that was presented at a White House ceremony.
- Kalaugher, Liz (27 July 2007). "Working out mercury". Environmental Research Web. Retrieved 17 October 2010.
- ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, American Chemical Society. Accessed September 20, 2011
- ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, American Chemical Society. Accessed September 20, 2011<
- Corday-Morgan Medal and Prize Winners, Royal Society of Chemistry. Accessed September 20, 2011
- Ged Parkin.The Parkin Website