HAWTHORNE, FREDERICK / Chemistry / Researchers

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University Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry , University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

Research interests

Professor Hawthorne is one of the most creative and productive chemists in the world. His research extends over many fields, ranging from the syntheses of new compounds to novel therapies for cancer. He has been influential in the field of boron chemistry, particularly in its industrial applications to catalysis of polymerization.

Prizes and awards

1963 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
1968 Chancellor's Award for Research at the University of California, Riverside
1972 UCLA McCoy Award for Contributions to Chemistry
1973 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry
1986 U. S. Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
1986 Richard C. Tolman Medal Award of the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society
1988 Boron USA Award for Distinguished Achievements in Boron Chemistry
1988 American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.
1990 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award for Senior U.S. Scientists
1991 Bailar Medal for Achievement in Inorganic Chemistry
1993 Polyhedron Medal and Prize for Creativity in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
1994 Chemical Pioneer Award of the American Institute of Chemists
1994 Willard Gibbs Medal presented by the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society
1996 Award for Polyhedral Borane Chemistry presented by the IMEBORON International Committee on Boron Chemistry
1997 U.S. National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences
1997 Seaborg Medal presented by the UCLA Association of Chemists and Biochemists
2003 co-winner of the King Faisal International Prize in the field of Chemistry


Hawthorne is the author or co-author of more than 475 research papers, 26 patents and 9 book chapters that reflect the joint efforts of approximately 150 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates and 11 Ph.D. coworkers at Rohm and Haas, Redstone.

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