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Maurice Brookhart

Dr. Brookhart

Maurice Brookhart

NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Southampton University, England, 1968-69
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, 1968
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1968
B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1964

Department of Chemistry
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5003

Office: 404 - STL
Phone: 713.743.TBA

1986        Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Organometallic Chemistry

1989-91   American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund Advisory Board

1990-96   Associate Editor, Organometallics

1992        ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry

1992        North Carolina Section ACS Distinguished Speaker Award

1994        ACS A. C. Cope Scholar Award

1995        National Science Council (Taiwan) Distinguished Lectureship

1995        Japan Society for the Promotion of  Science (JSPS) Fellowship

1996        American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow

1997-01   Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, DRG, NIH

1998        PMSE Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering (with L. K. Johnson)

1998        Charles H. Stone Award (Piedmont Section, ACS)

2000        Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Lecturer

2000        Honorary Doctorate, University of Rennes, France

2001        Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2001        Senior Humboldt Research Fellowship

2001        Member, National Academy of Sciences

2002-06   Chemistry Division Review Committee, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2003        ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry

2007        ACS  Sierra Nevada Section Distinguished Chemist Award

2008        North Carolina Award in Science

2010        Willard Gibbs Medal

2015        ACS Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis

Selected Lectureships


Plenary Lecturer, Australian National Inorganic Chemistry Conference, Reilly Lecturer (University of Notre Dame), Debye Lecturer (Cornell University), Plenary Lecturer, International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, Ross Lecturer (Dartmouth College)


Pfister Lecturer (MIT)


Plenary Lecturer, World Polymer Congress (Warsaw, Poland), Mahler Lecturer (University of Texas)


Falk-Plaut Lecturer (Columbia University)


Bachmann Lecturer (University of Michigan), Milkovich Lecturer (University of Akron), Plenary Lecturer, 1st Blue Sky Conference on Catalytic Olefin Polymerization, (Sorrento, Italy), Herbert C. Brown Lecturer (Purdue University)


Plenary Lecture, Heidelberg Forum on Molecular Catalysis, (Heidelberg, Germany), Plenary Lecturer, FECHEM Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, (Zurich, Switzerland), Dow Lecturer (University of Ottawa), Dow Lecturer (U. of Ottawa), John D. Roberts Lecturer (California Institute of Technology)


Pratt Lecturer (U. of Virginia), Lilly Lecturer (Colorado State University), Dow Lecturer (UC-Berkeley)


Plenary Lecture, X Encuentro de Quimica Inorganica (Santiago, Chile), Plenary Lecture, Inorganic National South African Chemical Conference, (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa), Plenary Lecture, XIX National Chemistry Congress, (Kusadasi, Turkey),


Patrick Lecturer (Kansas State University)


Plenary Lecturer, International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (Florence, Italy), W.S. Johnson Lecturer (Stanford University)


Winstein Lecturer (UCLA), Plenary Lecturer, Asia Polyolefin Workshop, (Seoul, Korea)


Cady Lecturer (University of Washington), M.L. H. Green Lecturer  (Oxford), Plenary Lecturer XXVIII GEQO Conference, (Spain), Barre Lecturer (University of Montreal)


Dow/Karabatsos Lecturer (Michigan State University)


Plenary Lecturer, EUCheMS Conference, (Scotland), Plenary Lecturer, Inaugural R. G. Bergman Lecturer (UC-Berkeley), Wang-Yu Lecturer  (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry)


F. G. A. Stone Lecturer (Bristol, England)