Tobin J. Marks

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Tobin J. Marks
Born Tobin Jay Marks
(1944-11-25) 25 November 1944 (age 70)
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)
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (2012)
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.

Awards[edit]

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (see Sloan Fellows)
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar
  • DuPont Young Faculty Fellow
  • Innovation Recognition Award, Union Carbide Corporation
  • 1979 (1979) – Fresenius Pure and Applied Chemistry Award of Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • 1984 (1984) – American Chemical Society (ACS) Arthur K. Doolittle Award in Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering
  • 1984 (1984) – Sobral Medal, Portuguese Chemical Society
  • 1986 (1986)–1987 (1987) – Mack Awardee and Lecturer, Ohio State University
  • 1989 (1989) – ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry
  • 1989 (1989)–1990 (1990) – Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1993 (1993) – American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
  • 1993 (1993) – Member, US National Academy of Sciences
  • 1994 (1994) – ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 1997 (1997) – Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • 1998 (1998) – Francis Clifford Phillips Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1999 (1999) – Paolo Chini Award, Italian Chemical Society
  • 2000 (2000) – F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research of the American Chemical Society in
  • 2001 (2001) – ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials
  • 2001 (2001) – Burwell Award, North American Catalysis Society
  • 2001 (2001) – Willard Gibbs Award, ACS Chicago Section
  • 2001 (2001) – Linus Pauling Award
  • 2002 (2002) – American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal
  • 2003 (2003) – Karl Ziegler Prize, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker
  • 2003 (2003) – Evans Medal, Ohio State University
  • 2004 (2004) – Sir Edward Frankland Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2005 (2005) – University of Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame
  • 2005 (2005) – Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2005 (2005) – John Bailar Medal, University of Illinois
  • 2005 (2005) – Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2005 (2005) – United States National Medal of Science
  • 2008 (2008) – American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, 2008
  • 2008 (2008) – Príncipe de Asturias Prize for Technical and Scientific Research (Spain)
  • 2008 (2008) – Honorary Fellow, Chemical Research Society of India
  • 2009 (2009) – Herman Pines Award, Catalysis Club of Chicago
  • 2009 (2009) – Nelson W. Taylor Award, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University
  • 2009 (2009) – Von Hippel Award, Materials Research Society
  • 2010 (2010) – William H. Nichols Medal, ACS New York Section
  • 2010 (2010) – Distinguished Affiliated Professor Award, Technical University of Munich
  • 2010 (2010) – Wilhelm Manchot Prize, Technical University of Munich
  • 2010 (2010) – Centennial Medal, University of Oviedo (Spain)
  • 2011 (2011) – Schulich Award, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • 2011 (2011) – Mosher Award, ACS Santa Clara Section
  • 2011 (2011) – ACS Arthur Cope Senior Scholar Award
  • 2011 (2011) – Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences
  • 2012 (2012) – NAS Award in Chemical Sciences
  • 2013 (2013) – Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis[1]
  • 2015 (2015) – The Royal Society of Chemistry's Materials for Industry - Derek Birchall Award[2]

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