Robert H. Grubbs is currently the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1978. Before moving to Caltech, Bob was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan from 1969 to 1978, where he achieved the rank of Associate Professor. In 2005, Bob was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with R. R. Schrock and Y. Chauvin) for his contributions to the field of olefin metathesis.
Dr. Grubbs received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1963 and his M.S.in Chemistry with Prof. Merle Battiste in 1965 also at the University of Florida.
He went on to complete his Ph.D. in Chemistry with Prof. Ronald Breslow in 1968 from Columbia University. His postdocotral work ranged from 1968-1969 and an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry with Prof. James P. Collman at Stanford University.
In addition to his Nobel Prize, he is the recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships.
To read more about Dr. Grubbs’s research, visit his research page here.