Jean M. Fréchet#

Jean Fréchet
Membership Number:2706
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Winner of Erasmus Medal 2010!

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2004-present Professor of Chemical Engineering University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003-present Rapoport Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of California Berkeley
  • 2003-present Director of the Organic-Polymer Facility, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2000-2003 Faculty Senior Scientist and Head of Materials Synthesis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (LBNL) Berkeley, CA
  • 1996-present Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1993-1997 Peter Debye Chair of Chemistry, Cornell University
  • 1987-1997 IBM Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1982-1987 Professor of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • 1979 & 1983 Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA
  • 1978-1982 Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • 1973-1978 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada

Fields of Scholarship
  • polymer chemistry
  • catalysis
  • nanotechnology
  • molecular therapy
  • synthetic approaches to macromolecules with controlled architecture
  • molecular machines
  • dendritic and other functional polymers
  • nanoscale patterning and growth
  • energy harvesting and conversion
  • organic electronics
  • bioinspired catalysis
  • functional macromolecules for targeted drug delivery, diagnostics, immunotherapy.

Honours and Awards

  • 2009 Carothers Award for “Outstanding contributions and advances in industrial applications of chemistry”
  • 2008 D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2007 Arthur C. Cope Award of the American Chemical Society
  • 2006 Macro Group UK Award of the Royal Soc of Chem & Soc of Chem Industry
  • 2002 Docteur (Honoris Causa), Université de Lyon I, France
  • 2000 Election to the National Academy of Engineering
  • 2000 Award in Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society
  • 1996 ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, American Chemical Society
  • 1986 Polymer Society of Japan Lecture Award

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