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American Chemical Society

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Founded 1876.

Official Website:
http://www.acs.org/

Founding Date:
1876

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Arnold A. Allemang
Business
c. 1943   EVP of Dow Chemical, 2000-04
Julius Axelrod
Chemist
30-May-1912 29-Dec-2004 Research of neurotransmitters
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
Derek Barton
Chemist
8-Sep-1918 16-Mar-1998 Conformational analysis
Frederick M. Bernthal
Administrator
10-Jan-1943   President, Universities Research Association
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Paul D. Boyer
Chemist
31-Jul-1918   ATP process
Wallace R. Brode
Chemist
12-Jun-1900 10-Aug-1974 Absorption spectra of dyes
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Stephanie A. Burns
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Dow Corning
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Donald M. Carlton
Business
c. 1936   President of Radian Corporation, 1969-95
Wallace Hume Carothers
Chemist
27-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1937 Inventor of Nylon
Thomas W. Cole, Jr.
Educator
c. 1941   President of Clark Atlanta, 1989-2002
Karl T. Compton
Physicist
15-Sep-1887 22-Jun-1954 Bikini Island atomic tests
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
Harry Coover
Chemist
6-Mar-1919 19-Mar-2011 Invented Super Glue
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
F. Albert Cotton
Chemist
9-Apr-1930 20-Feb-2007 Metal-metal bonds
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
Donald J. Cram
Chemist
22-Apr-1919 17-Jun-2001 Synthesis of molecules
Herbert Dow
Business
26-Feb-1866 15-Oct-1930 Founder of Dow Chemical
John William Draper
Chemist
5-May-1811 4-Jan-1882 Radiant energy and portrait photography
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Paul J. Flory
Chemist
19-Jun-1910 9-Sep-1985 Studied polymers
Marye Anne Fox
Educator
9-Dec-1947   Chancellor, UC San Diego
Joseph S. Francisco
Chemist
1955   Atmospheric chemist
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
Alice P. Gast
Educator
25-May-1958   President, Lehigh University
Gregory L. Geoffroy
Educator
c. 1946   President, Iowa State University
William F. Giauque
Chemist
12-May-1895 28-Mar-1982 Adiabatic demagnetization
Mary L. Good
Educator
20-Jun-1931   Donaghey Professor, U. Arkansas
Robert H. Grubbs
Chemist
27-Feb-1942   Metathesis
H. Tracy Hall
Chemist
20-Oct-1919 25-Jul-2008 Synthetic diamonds
Richard F. Heck
Chemist
1931   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Jacobus H. van 't Hoff
Chemist
30-Aug-1852 1-Mar-1911 Three-dimensional molecular properties
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937   Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Donald F. Hornig
Educator
17-Mar-1920   President of Brown University, 1970-76
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Jerome Karle
Chemist
18-Jun-1918   X-Ray diffraction studies
Fred C. Koch
Business
23-Sep-1900 Nov-1967 Founder, Koch Industries
John A. Krol
Business
16-Oct-1936   CEO of DuPont, 1995-98
Stephanie Kwolek
Chemist
31-Jul-1923   Invented Kevlar
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Rita Lavelle
Government
8-Sep-1947   EPA official
John C. Lechleiter
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Eli Lilly
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
Alfred Lee Loomis
Physicist
4-Nov-1887 1-Aug-1975 Millionaire scientist
Alan D. Lourie
Judge
13-Jan-1935   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Rudolph A. Marcus
Chemist
21-Jul-1923   Electron-transfer reactions
Bruce Merrifield
Chemist
15-Jul-1921 14-May-2006 Synthesized polypeptides
Thomas Midgley
Chemist
18-May-1889 2-Nov-1944 Ethyl gasoline, Freon
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Ei-ichi Negishi
Chemist
14-Jul-1935   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Pauline Newman
Judge
20-Jun-1927   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Marshall W. Nirenberg
Scientist
10-Apr-1927 15-Jan-2010 RNA's role in protein synthesis
George A. Olah
Chemist
22-May-1927   Isolated carbonium ions
Lars Onsager
Chemist
27-Nov-1903 5-Oct-1976 Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
Wilhelm Ostwald
Chemist
2-Sep-1853 4-Apr-1932 Ostwald's Law of Dilution and Conductivity
David W. Oxtoby
Educator
1951   President, Pomona College
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
John D. Petersen
Educator
21-Nov-1947   President, University of Tennessee System
Jean Piccard
Aviator
28-Jan-1884 28-Jan-1963 Extreme balloonist
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
Frank Popoff
Business
27-Oct-1935   CEO of Dow Chemical, 1987-95
Ilya Prigogine
Chemist
25-Jan-1917 28-May-2003 Theory of dissipative structures
Theodore W. Richards
Chemist
31-Jan-1868 2-Apr-1928 Atomic weights
Joaquin Ruiz
Educator
1951   Science Dean, University of Arizona
Paul Sabatier
Chemist
5-Nov-1854 14-Aug-1941 Heterogeneous catalysis
Richard R. Schrock
Chemist
4-Jan-1945   Metathesis
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
Richard E. Smalley
Chemist
6-Jun-1943 28-Oct-2005 Co-Discovered fullerines
Oliver Smithies
Scientist
23-Jun-1925   Knock-out mice
Elmer Sperry
Inventor
12-Oct-1860 10-Jun-1930 Gyroscopic compass
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.
Scientist
19-Nov-1915 9-Mar-1974 Hormones mechanisms (cyclic AMP)
Akira Suzuki
Chemist
12-Sep-1930   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
Elihu Thomson
Inventor
29-Mar-1853 13-Mar-1937 Electric welding and A/C motors
Paul H. Todd, Jr.
Politician
22-Sep-1921 18-Nov-2008 Congressman from Michigan, 1965-67
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Jeffrey Wigand
Scientist
17-Dec-1942   Tobacco industry whistleblower
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Richard Willstätter
Chemist
13-Aug-1872 3-Aug-1942 Plant pigments
Ahmed H. Zewail
Chemist
26-Feb-1946   Femtochemistry


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