Robert W. Murray Lecture
The Robert W. Murray Lecture is an endowed lecture series established in 1998 to honor the the distinguished research career and many contributions to the UM-St. Louis campus during the more than 30-year career of the late Dr. Robert W. Murray, Curators' Professor Emeritus 1928 - 2012.


Karen L. Wooley, W. T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry, University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University where she holds appointments in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. She also serves as Director of the Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions.


Michael J. Krische, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas-Austin, Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Robert A. Welch Chair in Science and a faculty member in the Environmental Science Institute.
″Formation of C-C Bonds via Catalytic Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation″

R. Graham Cooks, Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University
"Chemical Analysis in Situ using Mass Spectrometers: Operating Rooms, Crime Scenes, Grocery Stores and Factory Floors"

Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.
″New materials: When chemistry meets optics and surface science″

David W. C. MacMillan, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Chairman, Department of Chemistry and Director of the Merck Center for Catalysis at Princeton University
"Photoredox catalysis in organic synthesis"

Professor Valentino Stella, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas.
"the Case for Prodrugs".

Steven V. Ley
BP Professor of Chemistry, Head of Organic Chemistry and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge.
"New Tools for Molecule Makers"

Daniel G. Nocera
Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at Massachusette Institute of Technology
"Personalized Energy for 1 (x 6 Billion)"

Philip P. Power
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of California-Davis
"Direct Hydrogenation of Main Group Compounds"

William R. Roush
Executive Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Associate Dean, Kellog Graduate School
Professor of Chemistry, Scripps, Florida
"Recent Studies in Organic Synthesis: Applications of the Double Allylboration Reaction in the Synthesis of Natural Products"

Chad A. Mirkin
George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University
"Nanoparticles in Diagnostics and Therapeutics"

Fredric M. Menger
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Organic Chemistry at Emory University
"An Alternative View of Enzyme Action"

Peter F. Bernath
Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the Guelph-Waterloo Center for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry
"Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE): Spectroscopy from Orbit"

Jacqueline K. Barton
Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.
" DNA Charge Transport Chemistry and Biology"

T. Don Tilley,
Professor of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley
"Zirconocene-Coupling Routes to Macrocycles, Oligomers, Polymers and Conducting Polymers.",

J. Fraser Stoddart
Winstein Chair Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles
"An Integrated Systems-Oriented Approach to Molecular Electronics"

Robert H. Grubbs
Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
"Making Molecules with Metathesis Catalysts"

Harry H. Wasserman
Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist
Yale University
"The Chemistry of Vicinal Tricarbonyl Compounds. Applications in the Synthesis of Bioactive Products"

Christopher S. Foote
Professor of Chemistry
University of California, Los Angeles
"Singlet Oxygen, Buckyballs and DNA"

Robert W. Murray
Curators' Professor of Chemistry
University of Missouri-St. Louis,
"Ubiquitous Oxidation Chemistry"

Biography of Robert W. Murray