Tobin J. Marks is the Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. He went on to earn a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aside from his teaching and mentorship responsibilities, Marks has studied with the fields of materials chemistry, polymer chemistry, superconductivity, organometallic chemistry, and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. He leads the Marks Group, which is divided into four teams devoted to subfields within the discipline. Through the coordinated research efforts of these groups, important discoveries have been made regarding interactions between metals and chemicals.
He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Harvey Prize in Science & Technology, the Tannas Award in Materials Science, the Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Medal, and the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis. He is a member of the US National Academy of Inventors and the US National Academy of Engineering, and a foreign fellow of the Indian National Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Chemical Society and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Italian National Academy of Sciences.
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