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Rudolph A. Marcus

Rudolph A. MarcusAKA Rudolph Arthur Marcus

Born: 21-Jul-1923
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Electron-transfer reactions

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.

Father: Myer Marcus
Mother: Esther Cohen Marcus
Wife: Laura Hearne (b. 30-Aug-1922, m. 27-Aug-1949, d. 16-Jan-2003, three sons)
Son: Alan Rudolph Marcus
Son: Kenneth Hearne Marcus
Son: Raymond Arthur Marcus

    High School: Baron Byng High School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1939)
    University: BS Chemistry, McGill University (1943)
    University: PhD Chemistry, McGill University (1946)
    Fellow: Theoretical Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1949-51)
    Teacher: Chemistry, Polytechnic University of New York (1951-58)
    Professor: Chemistry, Polytechnic University of New York (1958-64)
    Fellow: Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (1960-61)
    Professor: Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1964-78)
    Professor: Visiting Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford University (1975-76)
    Professor: Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, Cal Tech (1978-)

    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
    Naturalized US Citizen 1958
    Canadian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Swedish Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
Theories of Chemical Reaction Rates (1999, selected papers)


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