Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Harry B. Gray

Harry B. Gray

Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry; Founding Director, Beckman Institute

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Western Kentucky College, 1957; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1960; D.Sc.h.c., Northwestern University; University of Rochester; University of Chicago; University Paul Sabatier(France); Göteborg University; University of Pennsylvania; Bowling Green State University; University of Arizona; Colombia University; Oberlin College; Carleton University (Canada); University of South Carolina; University of Copenhagen; University of Edinburgh; Occidental College; Simon Fraser University; Carleton College; Fil.dr.h.c., Gothenburg University; Bowling Green State University; Laurea h.c., University of Florence; D.L.h.c., Illinois Wesleyan University; Ph.D.h.c., Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Caltech, 1965; Professor of Chemistry, 1966-81; William R. Kenan Professor, 1976-81; Beckman Professor, 1981-. Chairman, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 1978-84; Director, Beckman Institute, 1986-2001; Founding Director, 2001-.

Research Overview

Professor Gray's interdisciplinary research program addresses a wide range of fundamental problems in inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics. Electron-transfer (ET) chemistry is a unifying theme for much of this research.

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