Robert H. Grubbs, Ph.D.


1968 Ph.D. Chemistry, Columbia University (R. Breslow, Research Director)
1965 M.S. Chemistry, University of Florida (M.A. Battiste, Research Director)
1963 B.S. Chemistry, University of Florida


1990-present Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
1978-1990 Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
1973-1978 Associate Professor, Michigan State University
1969-1973 Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
1968-1969 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, J.P. Collman, Research Director, Stanford University


2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
2005 Paul Karrer Gold Medal, Kuratorium der Stiftung für die Paul Karrer-Vorlesung, University of Zurich
2005 August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze, German Chemical Society
2004 Bristol-Myers Squibb Distinguished Achievement Award in Organic Synthesis
2004 Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2003 ACS Award for Creative Research in Homogenous or Heterogeneous Catalysis (Shell Oil Foundation)
2003 The Richard C. Tolman Medal (Southern California Section ACS)
2003 Pauling Award Medal (Oregon, Portland, Puget Sound Sections of ACS)
2003 ACS Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry
2002 Arthur C. Cope Award (ACS Division of Organic Chemistry)
2001 ACS Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods (Aldrich Chemical Co. & The Purdue Borane Research Fund)
2001 Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry (The Franklin Institute)
2000 ACS Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry Award (The Dow Chemical Co. Foundation)
1999 Honorary Membership to Royal Irish Academy in the Section of Science
1997 The Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry
1995 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry (Mobil Chemical Company)
1994 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
1990 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (ACS)
1989 National Academy of Sciences
1988 ACS National Award in Organometallic Chemistry
1975-1978 The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
1975 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
1974-1976 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
1968-1969 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow
1966-1968 National Institutes of Health Trainee
1964 American Chemical Society
1965-1966 Faculty Fellow, Columbia University


2005 Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2004 Birch Lecturer in the Research School of Chemistry, The Australian National University
2004 Centenary Lecture Tour, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
2003 Priestly Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2003 Ralph Hirschmann Lectures, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2003 Linus Pauling Distinguished Lecturer, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2003 The Gilman Lecture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2003 Tarrant Visiting Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2002 Werner E. Bachmann Memorial Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2002 Edward Frankland Prize and Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry
2002 Karabatsos Lecturer, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2001 Max Tishler Prize Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2001 Rayson Huang Visiting Lectureship in Chemistry, Hong Kong
2001 Prelog-Lecturer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
2000 Jacob Bigeleisen Lecture, Stony Brook State University of New York
2000 BP Chemicals Lecturer, University of Ottawa
1997 Christensen Visiting Fellowship, St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UK