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Gustavus John Esselen
for Chemistry in the Public Interest
F. Sherwood Rowland, University of California at Irvine, and Mario J. Molina, now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Discovery of the Influence of Chlorofluorocarbons on the Ozone Layer.
Alfred P. Wolf and Joanna S. Fowler, Brookhaven National Laboratories, Chemical Procedures to Make Positron Emission Tomography a Practical Method in Medical Diagnosis.
Carl Djerassi, Stanford University. Synthesis and Promotion of the First and Most Common Birth Control Hormone.
Thomas J. Dougherty, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The Development of Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Disease.


Jerrold Meinwald and Thomas Eisner, Cornell University. Chemical Responses in the Insect and Plant World.
Bruce N. Ames, University of California at Berkeley. Methods for Detection of Carcinogens and Causes of Aging and Cancer.


James G. Anderson, Harvard University. Experimental Methods for Measuring Global Ozone Loss.


Kary B. Mullis. The Discovery of Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) for the Replication of DNA Molecules.


Howard J. Schaeffer, Burroughs Wellcome Company. Nucleosides with Antiviral Activity - The Discovery of Acyclovir (Zovirax®).


Roy G. Gordon, Harvard University. Low Emissivity Glass; Energy Conserving Windows.
Rangaswamy Srinivasan, UVTech Associates. The Widely Used Laser Methodology of Tiny Focused Ablative Photodecomposition.
Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, Scripps Research Institute. Chemical Synthesis and Chemical Biology of Natural Substances.
Robert S. Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Development of Unique Polymers for Medical Applications.
William A. Pryor, Louisiana State University. Vitamin E and the Prevention of Heart Disease.
Joseph M. DeSimone, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. Green Chemistry for Sustainable Economic Development.
Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. Chemistry Lessons from Biology and vice versa.
Bruce D. Roth, Pfizer Global Research & Development. The Discovery and Development of Lipitor® (Atorvastatin Calcium).
James W. Jorgenson, University of North Carolina. The Magic of Capillaries in Chemical Separations and Analysis.
Jean M. J. Fréchet, University of California at Berkeley, Functional Macromolecules: From Design and Synthesis to Applications. [Bio]
Richard D. DiMarchi, University of Indiana, Chemical Biotechnology as a Means to Optimal Protein Therapeutics. [Bio]
Michael A. Marletta, University of California at Berkeley, Nitric Oxide in Biology: From Discovery to Therapeutics. [Bio]
John A. Katzenellenbogen, Swanlund Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chapaign-Urbana, Estrogens and Estrogen receptors as a Nexus of Chemistry and Biology in Health and Disease. [Bio]
Chad A. Mirkin, Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Biological and  Chemical Engineering, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Materials Science and EngineeringNorthwestern University, Nanostructures in Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine. [Bio][his website]
Stephen L. Buchwald, Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Pd- and Cu-Catalyzed Processes for the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals. [Bio]
Arthur J. Nozick, Senior Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Professor Adjunct, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder. [Bio]  [Address]
Bruce Ganem, Franz and Elisabeth Roessler Professor of Chemistry and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell.[Bio]  [Abstract]
Michael H. Gelb, Harry and Catherine Jaynne Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. [Bio] [Address]
Frantisek Turecek, Chemistry Department at University of Washington. [Bio] [Address]
David R. Walt, Robinson Professor of Chemistry nad Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Tufts University. [Bio] [Address]
Eric Jacobsen, Sheldon Emory Professor of Organic Chemistry, Harvard University. [Bio] [Address]
2016 Timothy M.Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, MIT and Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, Chemical/Biological Sensing: Science and Real World Applications.[Bio] [Address]
2017 Neil M. Donahue, Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public
Policy, Carnegie-Mellon University, Atmospheric Ozonolysis: From Collisional Energy Transfer to Particle
Physics and Everything in Between
. [Bio] [Address]
2018 Jennifer A. Doudna, Howard Hughes Institute Investigator, Kashing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, University of California, Berkeley. Re-writing the Code of Life: The Impacts and Ethics of Genome Editing. [Bio] [Abstract]


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