Geoff W. Coates

2000 Fellow

Current Institution: Cornell University


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About Geoff W. Coates's Work

The research focus of my group is the development of new catalysts for the synthesis of macromolecules as well as small molecules. Our research concentrates on developing new methods for reacting commodity feedstocks in unprecedented ways. Our current research centers on the development of homogeneous catalysts for olefin polymerization, heterocycle carbonylation, epoxide homo- and copolymerization, and the utilization of carbon dioxide in polymer synthesis.

Awards and Achievements

Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2015)

Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Wabash College (2013)

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2012)

DSM Performance Materials Award (2012)

Election to American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2011)

World’s Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010, Thomson Reuters (2011)

Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award, American Chemical Society (2009)

Award for Affordable Green Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2009)

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (2006)

Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award (2006)

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (2001)

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering (2000)

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2000)

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Young Investigator Award (2000)

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1999)

Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award (1997)

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chemistry (1995)

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (1990)

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Inventors

American Academy of Arts & Sciences