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Endowed Lectureships

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Neil Bartlett Memorial Lectureship
Melvin Calvin Lectureship
Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lectureship
William G. Dauben Memorial Lectureship
The Dow Seminars
Clayton C. Heathcock Lectureship
Harold S. Johnston Lectureship
G. N. Lewis Lecturers and Awardees
Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lectures
George Pimentel Memorial Lectureship
Kenneth S. Pitzer Memorial Lectureship
Glenn T. Seaborg Lectureship




Neil Bartlett Memorial Lecturers

2009-10 - Karl O. Christie
2010-11 - Konrad Seppelt
2011-12 - Thomas Mallouk
2012-13 - Richard Kaner

Melvin Calvin Lecturers

The Melvin Calvin Lectureship is named after Melvin Calvin, former Professor of Chemistry and Nobel Laureate. The lectureship was established to bring distinguished and internationally renowned scientists to Berkeley for the purpose of developing broad interests in the chemical sciences. The Calvin Lectureship is supported by an endowment from Pfizer, Inc.

1984-85 - Geoffrey Eglinton
1985-86 - Koji Nakanishi
1986-87 - Guy Ourisson
1987-88 - Emil T. Kaiser
1988-89 - Christopher T. Walsh
1989-90 - Alan P. Fersht
1990-91 - Peter B. Dervan
1991-92 - Helmut Ringsdorf
1992-93 - Francois Diederich
1993-94 - Wolfgang Roth
1994-95 - Duilio Arigoni
1995-96 - K. Barry Sharpless
1996-97 - Marye Anne Fox
1997-98 - Bernd Giese
1998-99 - Ryoji Noyori
1999-00 - Roger Tsien
2000-01 - Dieter Seebach
2001-02 - David N. Reinhoudt
2002-03 - Ronald Breslow
2003-04 - K. Barry Sharpless
2004-05 - Kendall Houk
2005-06 - José Barluenga
2006-07 - Herbert Waldmann
2007-08 - Elias J. Corey
2008-09 - Tadhg Begley
2009-10 - Paul Hammond
2010-11 - Thomas Carell
2011-12 - Carolyn Bertozzi
2012-13 - Jon Clardy

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Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lecturers

The Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lectureship was established through an endowment by Mr. and Mrs. Sun Chan and enhanced by gifts from their children David, Diane, and Sunney Chan. Its purpose is to encourage and promote biological chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The endowment annually brings to campus a noted scientist who has made an important and original contribution to the fundamental understanding of the chemistry of biological processes at the molecular level.

1984 - Sunney I. Chan
1985 - Alexander Rich
1986 - Jeremy R. Knowles
1987 - Thomas R. Cech
1988 - Michael G. Rossman
1989 - Lubert Stryer
1990 - Joanne Stubbe
1991 - Robert Huber
1992 - Robert Sauer
1993 - Martin Karplus
1994 - William P. Jencks
1995 - Alan Fersht
1996 - Hartmut Michel
1997 - Michael A. Marletta
1998 - Gerald F. Joyce
1999 - Christopher M. Dobson
2000 - Janet Thornton
2001 - Howard C. Berg
2002 - Roderick MacKinnon
2003 - Jack Dixon
2004 - Nigel Unwin
2005 - Jack Szostak
2006 - David Eisenburg
2007 - Sunny Xie
2008 - Roger Kornberg
2009 - Ron Vale
2010 - Ulrich Hartl
2011 - Michael K. Chan
2012 - Christopher T. Walsh
2013 - Jane Clarke

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William G. Dauben Memorial Lecturers

1992-93 - William G. Dauben
1993-94 - Nicholas J. Turro
1994-95 - Alan R. Battersby
1995-96 - Steven V. Ley
1996-97 - Jean-Marie Lehn
1997-98 - Hisashi Yamamoto
1998-99 - Francois Diederich
1999-00 - Andrew B. Holmes
2000-01 - Donna G. Blackmond
2001-02 - Manfred T. Reetz
2002-03 - Erick M. Carreira
2003-04 - Ben L. Feringa
2004-05 - Paul Knochel
2005-06 - Ei-Ichi Nakamura
2006-07 - Mikiko Sodeoka
2007-08 - Ann Weber
2009-10 - Paul Knochel
2010-11 - Max Malacria
2011-12 - Eric Jacobsen
2012-13 - Timothy M. Swager

The Dow Seminars

Gregory Hillhouse

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Clayton C. Heathcock Lecturers

2005-06 (Inaugural Lecture) - Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan
2006-07 - Professor Thomas R. Hoye, University of Minnesota
2007-08 - Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University
2008-09 - Professor David Gin, Sloan Kettering Institute
2009-10 - Professor Hans Reich, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2010-11 - Professor François Diederich, ETH Zurich
2011-12 - Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Bristol
2012-13 - Professor Veronique Gouverneur, University of Oxford

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The Harold S. Johnston Lecturers

The Johnston Lecture is made possible by the generosity of students, colleagues and friends of Professor Johnston.

2001 - Harold S. Johnston
2002 - Yuan T. Lee
2003 - Michael Hoffman
2004 - Jürgen Troe
2005 - James G. Anderson
2006 - Kenneth S. Suslick
2007 - Barbara Finlayson-Pitts
2008 - John Burrows
2009 - James N Galloway
2010 - John Seinfeld
2011 - Margaret Tolbert
2012 - Alan Heeger
2013 - Roy Gordon

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G.N. Lewis Lecturers and Awardees

The G.N. Lewis Lecture was established through an endowment by Dr. George A. Linhart and supported by the Ford Motor Company.

1954 - Henry Eyring
1955 - Saul Winstein
1956 - Glenn T. Seaborg
1957 - Henry Taube
1958 - Kenneth S. Pitzer
1959 - Bruno H. Zimm
1960 - William F. Giauque
1961 - Samuel I. Weissman
1962 - Melvin Calvin
1963 - Jacob Bigeleisen
1964 - Leo Brewer
1965 - John Chipman
1966 - George C. Pimentel
1967 - George H. Cady
1968 - Robert E. Connick
1969 - Harrison Shull
1970 - Andrew Streitwieser, Jr.
1971 - Joel H. Hildebrand
1972 - Lyle H. Jensen
1973 - Neil Bartlett
1974 - William N. Lipscomb
1975 - Harold S. Johnston
1976 - H. S. Gutowsky
1977 - Bruce N. Ames
1978 - John M. Prausnitz
1979 - Roald Hoffmann
1980 - William G. Dauben
1981 - David A. Shirley
1982 - John S. Waugh
1983 - Michael Kasha
1984 - Yuan T. Lee
1985 - Berni J. Adler
1986 - Edward S. Lewis
1987 - Gabor A. Somorjai
1988 - David H. Templeton
1989 - Sidney W. Benson
1990 - Thomas R. Cech
1991 - Kurt Wuthrich
1992 - Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.
1993 - R. Byron Bird
1994 - Glenn T. Seaborg
1995 - Michael E. Fisher
1996 - Albert Eschenmoser
1997 - Susan Solomon
1998 - Paul J. Crutzen
1999 - Robert S. Langer
2000 - Jack Baldwin
2001 - Michele Parrinello
2002 - John T. Yates, Jr.
2003 - Harry Gray
2004 - David A. Tirrell
2005 - Martin Karplus
2006 - Richard Schrock
2007 - Allen J. Bard
2008 - Alan Fersht
2009 - Jean-Marie Lehn
2010 - Ahmed Zewail
2011 - Jean Fréchet
2012 - Mostafa A. El-Sayed

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Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecturers

The Berkeley Chemistry Department gratefully acknowledges the financial support of students, colleagues, friends and industrial sponsors whose generous contributions have made the Earl Muetterties Visiting Scholars Program a reality.

Professor Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology
Professor Richard H. Holm, Harvard University
Professor Henry Taube, Stanford University
Professor Alan M. Sargeson, Australian National University
Professor Ronald M. Gillespie, McMaster University
Professor Dr. Karl Wieghardt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Professor Stephen J. Lippard, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Professor James L. Dye, Michigan State University
Professor Francis J. DiSalvo, Cornell University
Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Université Louis Pasteur
Professor Richard R. Schrock, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Professor Ivano Bertini, University of Florence
Professor Arndt Simon, Max-Planck-Institut, Stuttgart
Professor Oliver Kahn, University of Bordeaux
Professor Dante Gatteschi, University of Florence
Professor Reinhard Nesper, ETH Zürich
Professor Konrad Seppelt, Free University of Berlin
Professor Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo
Professor Dieter Fenske, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Professor Hansgeorg Schnoeckel, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Professor Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Professor Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, Japan
Professor Michael Graetzel, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Professor Gérard Férey, Universite de Versalles Sant Quentin en Yvelines, France
Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University
Professor Kimoon Kim, Pohang University of Science & Technology, Korea
Professor Dongyuan Zhao, Fudan University
Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon, University of Picardie, France

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George C. Pimentel Lecturers

The George C. Pimentel Memorial Lectureship is sponsored by a grant from IBM.

1991-92 - William G. Klemperer
1992-93 - Richard N. Zare
1993-94 - William C. Lineberger
1994-95 - Carl Sagan
1995-96 - Alan Carrington
1996-97 - Ahmed H. Zewail
1997-98 - John Simon
1998-99 - Charles S. Parmenter
1999-00 - Takeshi Oka
2000-01 - C. Bradley Moore
2001-02 - Mario Molina
2002-03 - Louis Brus
2003-04 - Wilson Ho
2004-05 - David King
2005-06 - Manifred Eigen
2006-07 - Charles Lieber
2007-08 - Geri Richmond
2008-09 - Sumio Iijima
2009-10 - Dudley Herschbach
2010-11 - Robin Hochstrasser
2011-12 - Robert W. Field
2012-13 - Ann McDermott

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Kenneth S. Pitzer Lecturers

The Kenneth S. Pitzer Lectureship was established in the Department of Chemistry through the generosity of ICI. The annual lectureship was created to bring to the department internationally distinguished physical chemists for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating interest in this field.

1987 - Kenneth Pitzer
1987-88 - John Thomas
1988-89 - J. Peter Toennies
1989-90 - James G. Anderson
1990-91 - Eric Heller
1991-92 - Jürgen Troe
1992-93 - Richard E. Smalley
1993-94 - John A. Pople
1994-95 - Rudolph A. Marcus
1995-96 - Frank H. Stillinger
1996-97 - A. David Buckingham
1997-98 - Harry G. Drickamer
1998-99 - Henry F. Schaefer III
1999-00 - Joshua Jortner
2000-01 - Robin Hochstrasser
2001-02 - Gerhard Ertl
2002-03 - Martin Karplus
2003-04 - David Clary
2004-05 - Mildred Dresselhaus
2005-06 - Mark Ratner
2006-07 - John Tully
2007-08 - Michele Parrinello
2008-09 - Jens K. Nørskov
2009-10 - Daan Frenkel
2010-11 - Axel Becke
2011-12 - Bruce J. Berne
2012-13 - Lorenz Cederbaum

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Glenn T. Seaborg Lecturers

Sponsored by ExxonMobil. The idea for the Lectureship was initiated by Dr. William C. Baird Jr., of the Exxon Baton Rouge Laboratory, for the purpose of bringing to the Berkeley campus an internationally acclaimed inorganic chemist to give lectures and to talk with students and faculty over the course of a week.

Edward I. Solomon, Stanford University
Malcolm L. H. Green, Oxford University
Hans-H. Brintzinger, Universitat Konstanz
Wolfgang A. Herrmann, TU-München
Ernesto Carmona, Universidad Sevilla
Warren R. Roper, University of Auckland
Robin N. Perutz, University of York
Hubert Schmidbaur, TU-München
Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University
Jean-Marie Basset, University of Lyon
Antonio Togni, ETH-Zürich
Claudio Bianchini, ISSECC-Firenze
Bruno Chaudret, LCC-CNRS, Toulouse
Odile Eisenstein, Universite Montpellier
Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham
Peter Maitlis, University of Sheffield
Dermot O'Hare, Oxford University
Chi-Ming Che, University of Hong Kong
Pekka Pyykkö, University of Helsinki
Peter Sadler, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Michael George, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Sylviane Sabo-Etienne, CNRS France
Christophe Copéret, ETH Zurich
Vivian W.W. Yam, University of Hong Kong

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