Lawrence F. Dahl
|Lawrence F. Dahl|
|Born||June 2, 1929 (age 89)|
|Alma mater||University of Louisville|
|Known for||Small molecule X-ray crystallography|
|Awards||Willard Gibbs Award, Alexander von Humboldt Award|
Lawrence F. Dahl (born June 2, 1929) is an R.E. Rundle and Hilldale Professor of Chemistry, emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dahl is an inorganic chemist, and his research focused on high-nuclearity metallic compounds. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1988.
Early life and education
In 1957 Dahl joined the faculty in the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Since then, his laboratory has made significant contributions in the synthesis, structure, and bonding of transition metal compounds. Dahl has trained 95 Ph.D. candidates, 24 M.S. students, 45 undergraduate research students, and 15 postdoctoral fellows.
Selected awards and distinctions
- 1969–1970 - Guggenheim Fellow
- 1980 - Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 1985 - Alexander von Humboldt Award
- 1988 - Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
- 1992 - Elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 1999 - Willard Gibbs Award
- 2010 - F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
- 2014 - Elected Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association
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- "61 Scientists Are Chosen For National Academy". The New York Times. May 2, 1988. pp. B7. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
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- "ACS 2010 National Award Winners". American Chemical Society. 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010.