Rudolph A. Marcus life and biography

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Rudolph A. Marcus biography

Date of birth : 1923-07-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality : Canadian
Category : Science and Technology
Last modified : 2011-09-21
Credited as : chemist, electron transfer, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

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Canadian-American chemist Rudolph A. Marcus studied electron transfer in redox reactions, and made major contributions to the theory of electron-transfer reactions in chemical systems. His work showed that molecular changes in reactants and adjacent solvent molecules can influence how electrons move between molecules, and advanced the scientific understanding of in cell metabolism, corrosion, and photosynthesis. He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1992.

He earned a B.Sc. in 1943 and a Ph.D. in 1946, both from McGill University. In 1958, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He is an active professor at Caltech and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.

Awards:

Anne Molson Prize in Chemistry 1943
APS Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics 1978
RSC Robert Robinson Medal 1982
ACS Charles Frederick Chandler Medal 1983
Wolf Prize in Chemistry 1985
Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry 1988
ACS Willard Gibbs Medal 1988
National Medal of Science 1989
ACS Theodore William Richards Medal 1990
ACS Linus Pauling Medal 1991
ACE Ira Remsen Award 1991
ACS Edgar Fahs Smith Award 1991
Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1992
TCI Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry 1993
Antoine Lavoisier Medal 1994
ACS Gennady Michael Kosolapoff Award 1996
ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry 1997
ACS Ralph and Helen Oesper Award 1997
Accounts of Chemical Research Editorial Board (1968-73)
Advances in Chemical Physics Editorial Board (1984-)
International Advisor in Chemistry Editorial Board (1987-)
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry Editorial Board (1996-)
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics Editorial Board (1976-80)
International Journal of Molecular Science Editorial Board (2007-)
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry Editorial Board (1988-)
Journal of the American Chemical Society Editorial Board (1990-)
Journal of Chemical Physics Editorial Board (1964-66)
Journal of Physical Chemistry Editorial Board (1968-72, 1980-84)
Laser Chemistry Editorial Board (1982-)
Molecular Physics Editorial Board (1977-80)
Progress in Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics Editorial Board (1989-)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1973
American Chemical Society
American Philosophical Society 1990
American Physical Society
Chinese Academy of Sciences Foreign Member, 1995
European Academy of Sciences 2004
International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science 1987
International Society of Electrochemistry 1994
Korean Academy of Science and Technology Foreign Member, 1996
National Academy of Sciences 1970
National Research Council of Canada Fellowship, 1946-49
National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1960-61
Royal Society Foreign Member, 1987
Royal Society of Canada 1993
Royal Society of Chemistry Foreign Member, 1991
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1960-63
Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity

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