John D. Baldeschwieler
|John D. Baldeschwieler|
At the CHF Grand Gala 2008
November 14, 1933|
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
California Institute of Technology
Cornell University B.S.|
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D.
|Known for||Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy|
|Notable awards||National Medal of Science (2000)|
Born on November 14, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was an alumnus of Cornell University (B.S. 1956 Chemical Engineering) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 1959). He has taught at Harvard University, Stanford University and currently is the J. Stanley Johnson Professor and Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Caltech.
Awards and recognition
Baldeschwieler's scientific excellence and achievements have been recognized by prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science, awarded in 2000, For his imaginative development of new methods for determining the properties, structures, motions and interactions of molecules and molecular assemblies, the translation of these advances into practical pharmaceutical and instrumentation products for the public benefit, and extensive service to his government and the scientific community. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1970, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972 and the American Philosophical Society in 1979.
His numerous other honors include:
- 1962 - 1965 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
- 1967 Award in Pure Chemistry, American Chemical Society
- 1968 Fresenius Award of Phi Lambda Upsilon
- 1989 Richard C. Tolman Medal, American Chemical Society
- 1990 William H. Nichols Medal, American Chemical Society
- 2001 Award for Creative Invention, American Chemical Society
- 2003 Othmer Gold Medal, Chemical Heritage Foundation
- "Caltech Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Directory".
- "Interview Transcript at Chemical Heritage Foundation Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 13 June 2003" (PDF).
- "Interview Summary at Chemical Heritage Foundation Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 13 June 2003".
- "Interview John D. Baldeschwieler archived by Caltech" (PDF).
- "The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details".