Issue Date: January 4, 2016
Gabor A. Somorjai Award For Creative Research In Catalysis: Donna G. Blackmond
Sponsor: Gabor A. & Judith K. Somorjai Endowment Fund
Citation: For fundamental kinetic and mechanistic studies that help to bridge the gap between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis of organic reactions.
Current position: professor of chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
Education: B.S., M.S., chemical engineering, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., chemical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Blackmond on what gets her inspired:“I take inspiration from the story—no doubt apocryphal—of Sir Isaac Newton developing the theory of gravity after an . . .
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