Titre: ''Tetradentate and Tridentate Tripodal Ligands in Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry: Carbon Dioxide Functionalization, Mercury Detoxification, and New Classes of Atranes.''
Endroit: Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Salle G-815
Hôte: Davit Zargarian
Biographie: Gerard Parkin received his B. A. (First Class), M. A., and D. Phil degrees from the Queen's College, Oxford University. Both his graduate and undergraduate research were carried out under the guidance of Professor Malcolm L. H. Green. In 1985, he moved to the California Institute of Technology as a NATO postdoctoral fellow to work with Professor John E. Bercaw. He joined the faculty of Columbia University as Assistant Professor in 1988 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1991 and to Professor in 1994. He served as Chairman of the Department from 1999 – 2002. He has also served as Chair of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalytic Science Section of the New York Academy of Sciences, Chair of the Organometallic Subdivision of the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry, and Chair of the Gordon Research Conference in Organometallic Chemistry. His principal research interests are in the areas of synthetic, structural, and mechanistic inorganic chemistry and he is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society. Among other awards, he is a recipient of the Presidential Faculty Fellowship Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, the American Chemical Society Award in Pure Chemistry, the American Chemical Society Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday Morgan Medal, the Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry Chem Soc Rev Lecture Award, and the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. Most recently, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, an award that was presented at a White House ceremony.