Prize Recipient

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Robert C. Haddon
University of California, Riverside


"For the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in non-oxide systems."


Robert Haddon obtained a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree at Melbourne University, and an organic chemistry Ph.D.from Pennsylvania State University in 1971. He was a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Australian National University, and in 1976 he joined Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he was a member of the Chemical Physics and Materials Research Departments (AT&T, Lucent Technologies). In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Kentucky, and in 1998 he became Director of the NSF Advanced Carbon Materials Center. He co-founded CarboLex, a company that produces single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), and in 1998 he founded Carbon Solutions, a company that is focused on the chemical processing of SWNTs. In 2000, he was appointed Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical & Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. His research interests are in the electronic structure and properties of molecules and materials, with particular emphasis on transport, magnetism, and superconductivity. He was named 1991 Person of the Year by Superconductor Week, and is a Fellow of AAAS and APS.

Selection Committee:

Christopher B. Murray (Chair), B.R. Appleton, A. Epstein, A. Millis, J. Hsu