Richard Smalley

Chemist, Academic

1943 – 2005

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Who was Richard Smalley?

Richard Errett Smalley was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. In 1996, along with Robert Curl, also a professor of chemistry at Rice, and Harold Kroto, a professor at the University of Sussex, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of a new form of carbon, buckminsterfullerene, and was a leading advocate of nanotechnology and its many applications, including its use in creating strong but lightweight materials as well as its potential to fight cancer.

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Born
Jun 6, 1943
Akron
Also known as
  • Richard Errett Smalley
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, Princeton
    ( - 1973)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan
    ( - 1965)
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
  • Hope College
Employment
  • Rice University
Lived in
  • Akron
Died
Oct 28, 2005
Houston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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