Tobin Marks Receives Turner J. Alfrey Visiting Professor Award in Polymer Chemistry

Please join me in congratulating Tobin Marks, professor at Northwestern University, for the Turner J. Alfrey Award in Polymer Chemistry, which is given annually for outstanding advances in polymer chemistry by Dow Chemical Company and Michigan State University. According to the website, several former Nobel prize winners have also won this award. 

According to the announcement, Marks' research focuses are on the sustainable and unsolved homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic transformations, single-site surface catalysts, exploratory organo-f-element and early-transition metal organometallic chemistry, novel polymer design and synthesis, flexible, stretchable, and printable electronics, metal oxide electronics, new solar energy materials, molecule-based photonic materials, superconductivity, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, and biological aspects of transition metal chemistry. 

The University of Michigan's statement said Marks earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received over 250 national awards as well as honorary doctorates from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of South Carolina, The Ohio State University, and the Technical University of Munich. 

 According to the article on University of Michigan's website, Marks will give four lectures on May 7th at the University of Michigan. They will be called 'Surface Science Meets Homogeneous Catalysis. Surfaces as Exceptional Ligands & Activators for Polymer Chemistry', 'At the Homogeneous – Heterogeneous Catalysis Interface.  Processes for Waste Polymer Deconstruction and Upcycling  in a Circular Economy', 'Making Printable Mechanically Agile Electronics & Opto–Electronics a Reality—Polymers, Iontronics, and Amorphous Oxides', and 'Disruptive Durable All-Polymer Solar Cells'. These lectures are free and open to the public but require registration. 

Find the full itinerary and registration here: