CISTAR Thrust Lead Selected to Receive 2017 Harvey Prize
The Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR) congratulates Professor Tobin Marks, a member of the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University and CISTAR Thrust Leader, as he has been selected to receive the 2017 Harvey Prize in Science and Technology. Technion Israel Institute of Technology grants The Harvey Prize to individuals who have made significant contributions to humankind and rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. This prestigious award has been a precursor to the Nobel Prize for a few of the previous recipients.
According to Techinon's website, Professor Marks will receive the award for his "ground-breaking research that has both fundamental and practical significance, in the areas of catalysis, organo-f-element chemistry, electronic and photonic materials, and coordination chemistry, all of which have strongly impacted contemporary chemical science." This award will add to his already impressive list of prizes he has received throughout his academic career including the Karl Ziegler Prize, granted by the German Chemical Society; the Priestley Medal of the American Chemical Society; and the National Medal of Science (USA).
Professor Marks supports the CISTAR mission through leading one of the four research thrusts for the Center. Professor Marks leads Thrust 3, focusing on exploring new opportunities in catalysts, reactors, and processes for the conversion of methane to valuable products.
CISTAR is focused on developing technologies that more efficiently convert light hydrocarbons to advanced fuels and petrochemicals.