Issue Date: March 9, 2009
Paul Chirik: Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awardee
Inspiration strikes in many forms, and in the case of Paul J. Chirik, the Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, some might say the most notable research in his young career was a product of pure thriftiness. Chirik, 35, has designed a class of iron compounds that could be inexpensive and environmentally friendlier alternatives to the catalysts used in a range of industrial processes.
"The joke around here is that I . . .
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