Dr. Richard C. Larock


 

 

Distinguished Professor, completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard University in 1972, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1972, after completing his undergraduate training at the University of California, Davis, in 1967. Since his arrival at Iowa State, he has been a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; a recipient of a DuPont Young Faculty Award, two Merck Academic Development Awards, the 2003 ACS Edward Leete Award, the 2004 Paul Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society and a 2004 ACS Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award. He is the author of two books on organomercurials and two editions of "Comprehensive Organic Transformations".

 

 


 


 

B.S., University of California 1967

Davis, California, summa cum laude with highest honors in chemistry

 

Ph.D., Purdue University 1972

West Lafayette, Indiana

Major Professor:  Herbert C. Brown

Dissertation: "The Mercuration of Organoboranes"

Experience

  • 1971-1972  - NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Dr. E. J. Corey

  • 1972-1974  - Instructor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

  • 1974-1978  - Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

  • 1978-1985  - Associate Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

  • 1985-1985  - Visiting Associate Professor, University of Hawaii

  • 1985-1999  - Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

  • 1999-present  - University Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

  • 2008-present  - Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University

Honors and Awards

  • American Legion Award (1962)

  • Honors at Entrance, University of California, Davis (1962)

  • Regents Scholarship Honorarium, University of California, Davis (1964-1966)

  • University of California Education Abroad Participant (Göttingen, West Germany) (1965-1966)

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, U.C. Davis (1967)

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, U.C. Berkeley (1967)

  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Chemistry, U.C. Davis (1967)

  • Herbert A. Young Award for highest achievement in the College of Letters and Science, U.C. Davis (1967)

  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Purdue (1967-1971)

  • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemical Honor Society, Purdue (1968)

  • Sigma Xi National Scientific Honor Society, Purdue (1969)

  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard (1971-1972)

  • DuPont Young Faculty Scholar, Iowa State University (1975-1976)

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, Iowa State University (1977-1979)

  • Merck Academic Development Award (1997)

  • Regent’s Award for Faculty Excellence (1998)

  • Merck Academic Development Award (1998)

  • University Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University (1999- )

  • ACS Edward Leete Award (2003)

  • Paul Rylander Award of the Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (2004)

  • ACS Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award (2004)

  • Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University (2008- )

  • ACS Award Midwest Region (2009)

Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

  • Sigma Xi National Scientific Honor Society

  • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemical Honor Society

  • Harvard Association of Chemists

  • The Chemical Society (London)