Richard Schrock

Richard Shrock; photo by Justin Knight
  • 2017-2018
Richard Schrock
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Huntington Hall (10-250)
4 pm
Adventures in Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis

Richard Schrock, a chemist renowned for his pioneering work in organometallic chemistry, has been named the recipient of the 2017–2018 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.

Schrock’s accomplishments include the development of a reaction known as olefin metathesis, now used for the efficient and more environmentally friendly production of important pharmaceuticals, fuels, and other products. For that work, he was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Full coverage at MIT News; also, see the MIT Infinite History Project for a 2011 oral history video interview with Professor Schrock.