Curriculum Vita of George S. Hammond

Symposium at the San Diego ACS National Meeting - April 2 - 3, 2001

Publications of George S. Hammond

Listing of Students, Friends, and Associates of George S. Hammond




Date of Birth: May 22, 1921, Auburn, Maine


1943 B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) Chemistry, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

1947 M.S., Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


1943 Research Assistant, Rohm & Haas Co., Philadelphia, PA

1947-48 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1948-58 Assistant Professor to Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1958-64 Professor of Organic Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

1964-72 Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

1968 Acting Chairman, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

1968-72 Chairman, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

1972 Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

1972-75 Vice Chancellor-Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

1974-78 Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

1978-79 Associate Director of Research, Physical & Organic Chemistry, Allied Chemical Corporation, Morristown, NJ

1979-80 Director, Chemical Dynamics, Allied Chemical Corporation, Morristown, NJ

1980-83 Director, Energy & Chemical Process Laboratory, Allied Corporation, Morristown, NJ

1983-84 Director, Integrated Chemical Systems Laboratory, Allied Corporation, Morristown, NJ

1984-85 Executive Director, Integrated Chemical Systems and Molecular & Applied Genetics Laboratories, Allied Corporation, Morristown, NJ

1985-87 Executive Director, Biosciences and Metals and Ceramics Laboratories, Allied Corporation, Morristown, NJ

1987 Retired from Allied Signal Corporation, December 31, 1987



1943 Phi Beta Kappa

1947 Sigma XI

1955 Speaker at National Organic Symposium

1956-57 Guggenheim Fellow, National Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Study at Oxford and Basel

1961 American Chemical Society Award in Petroleum Chemistry

1961 Speaker at National Organic Symposium

1962 Speaker at Conference on Organic Reaction Mechanisms

1962 Max Tishler Lecturer at Harvard University

1962 Speaker at the Humble Oil & Refining Company's Lectures in Science and Engineering

1962 Speaker at International Symposium on Irreversible Photochemical Processes

1963 Elected to National Academy of Sciences

1963 Visiting Lecturer at the University of Colorado, University of Rochester and Princeton University

1964 Edward Curtis Franklin Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Chemistry (Presented by Iota Chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon at Stanford University)

1964 W.E. Bachmann Lectures, University of Michigan

1964 P.C. Reilly Lectures in Chemistry, University of Notre Dame

1965 Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

1965 E.C. Franklin Lecture, University of Kansas

1965 Seminar on Physical Organic Chemistry sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Japanese Government under the Japanese-American program. Also spoke at the Japanese Chemical Society Meeting at Kansas University.

1965 Speaker at Gordon Conferences on Radiation Chemistry and Organic Photochemistry

1965 Plenary Lecturer at the Symposium on Photochemistry at Vanderbilt University. The Symposium was a featured part of the ceremonies held in connection with the dedication of the University's new Science Center.

1965 Speaker at Dana Chemistry Hall Dedication, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

1965 Speaker at the 9th Annual Organic Chemistry Conference, Natick, MA

1965 Speaker at the Solvay Chemical Conference, Brussels

1965 Speaker at Fall Series of Lectures on Interaction of Light with Chemical Systems, Northwestern University

1965 Speaker in Symposium Series on Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry, Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society

1965 Baker Lecturer at Cornell University

1966 W.P. Philips Lecturer at Haverford College

1966 Speaker in Frontiers in Chemistry Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University

1966 Speaker at Symposium on Energy Exchange in Molecular Systems in honor of contributions of Professor James Franck at the University of Chicago.

1966 Plenary Lecturer at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

1966 Speaker in Seminar on Science and Society, University of California Extension

1966 Speaker at American Chemical Society Short Course in Organic Photochemistry at Fordham University

1966 Speaker at Conference on Radiation Chemistry and Photochemistry at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

1966 Boomer Lecture at the University of Alberta

1966 Venable Lecturer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1967 Louderman Lecturer at Washington University, St. Louis

1967 Speaker at 1967 Symposium on Photochemistry held by Swiss Chemical Society in Fribourg, Switzerland

1967 Moderator of Panel Discussion on Innovation and Tradition in the Study and Practice of Chemistry at the Annual Meeting of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, National Research Council

1967 R.C. Fuson Lecturer at the University of Nevada

1967 Speaker at Informal Symposium on Reversible Photochemical Processes at the University of Dayton

1967 Member of Ad Hoc Scientific Advisory Council Meeting at Texas Christian University Research Foundation

1967 Speaker at a Symposium on Photochemistry organized by the City University of New York and the American Chemical Society

1967 Speaker at the 12th AFOSR Science Seminar at the University of New Mexico

1967 Speaker at 1967 Advanced Placement Chemistry Conference at San Diego State College

1967 Speaker at Second IUPAC International Symposium on Photochemistry at Technical University, Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

1967 Speaker at International Symposium on Basic Mechanisms in Photochemistry and Photobiology at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas, Venezuela

1967 Principal speaker at the Washington Chemical Society Meeting (ACS local section)

1967 Speaker at the Symposium on the Nature of the Excited States of Organic Molecules held to commemorate the dedication of the new Chemistry Building of the University of California at Riverside and the Centennial Celebration of the University of California.

1967 Sherwin-Williams Lecturer at the Photochemistry Symposium in observation of the Centennial Celebrations of the University of Illinois.

1967 Speaker at National Organic Symposium at the University of Vermont

1967 Inaugural Speaker for the Dreyfus Lectureship at Dartmouth College

1968 The James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society

1968 Julius Stieglitz Lecturer at the University of Chicago

1968 Elected to Fellowship in the American Institute of Chemists

1968 Speaker at three institutions for the Lectureship Program of the Robert A. Welch Foundation, Texas

1968 Speaker at the Organic Chemistry Sessions of the 155th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

1968 Chairman of one session and Speaker at the Natick Symposium on Photochemistry and Radiation Chemistry, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council

1968 Speaker at three institutions as a participant in the Area Lecture Series of the Kansas City Regional Council for Higher Education

1968 One of the principal speakers at the 12th conference on Reaction Mechanisms at Brandeis University

1968 Speaker at the 1968 Sixth United States Army Research and Development Scientific Conference, "Materials Resources, and Tools for Research" at California Institute of Technology

1968 Plenary Lecturer at the Symposium on Chemical Dynamics, 156th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

1968 Speaker in Fall 1968 Series on Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin

1968 Panel Discussion in the Industrial/Academic Interface at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Industrial Research Institute in Los Angeles

1968 Speaker at the Symposium and Dedication of the New Science Center, Wesleyan University

1968 Coover Lecturer and two Seminars at Iowa State University

1968 Visiting Scientists, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel (one month)

1968 Speaker at Symposium on Reaction Partners, Fifth Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA

1968 Main Speaker at Session I of the International Symposium on University Education, Frascati (Rome)

1968 James M. Sprague Lecturer at University of Wisconsin

1968 Speaker at Second Engelhard Hanovia Biannual Symposium on Photochemistry: Recent Developments and Applications (in Chicago)

1969 Speaker at Symposium on Physical Organic Chemistry, Reaction Partners ACS Fifth Western Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA

1970 Plenary Lecturer at Sixth Burgenstock Conference on Stereochemistry, Switzerland

1970 Remsen Memorial Lecturer, sponsored by Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society

1970 Dedication Address, Chemistry Building, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas, and Plenary Lecturer

1970 Gradus L. Shoemaker Lecturer, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

1971 Inaugural Address, International Symposium on Chemical Education, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1971 E. Harris Harbison Award for Gifted Teaching by the Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO

1971 Plenary Lecturer, Symposium on Chemical Education, Israel Chemical Week, Rehovot, Israel

1971 Honorary Doctorate of Science, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

1972 Armes Memorial Lecturer, the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

1973 Doctor Honoris Causa, State University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, Honorary Doctorate, Bates College, Lewistown, ME

1973 Sigma Xi Lecture Tour, Southeastern United States

1973 Dedication Address, University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry Building, Philadelphia, PA

1974 ACS Award in Chemical Education

1974 Lecture in Physical-Organic Chemistry Series, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

1975 Lecture, Missouri and Illinois Regional Meeting of Chemical Educators, St. Louis, MO

1975 Lecture, Gordon Conference on Organic Photochemistry, Tilton School, Tilton, NH

1975 Plenary Lecture, EUCHEM Conference on Preparative Photochemistry, Ghent, Belgium

1976 Priestley Medalist, American Chemical Society

1976 Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement, San Diego, CA

1976 Elected Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

1977 Plenary Lecture, First Karcher Symposium, University of Oklahoma

1977 Plenary Lecture, IUPAC Conference on Chemical Education, Ljubliana, Yugoslavia

1977 Seminar Speaker, University of Maryland

1977 Participated in Science Careers Workshop sponsored by The National Science Foundation's Women in Science Program, Mills College, Oakland, CA

1977 Speaker at Lecture Series on International Science & Technology, "The Political Context", Merrill College, University of California, Santa Cruz

1978 Lecture, Allied Chemical Corporation, Lackawanna Section of the American Chemical Society

1978 Speaker, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

1978 Speaker, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY

1978 Speaker, New York University, New York, NY

1978 UNESCO International Symposium on University-Industry Interactions in Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada

1979 Lecture, Lawrence Chemical Society, Bates College, Lewistown, ME

1979 Lecture, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

1979 Colloquium, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Brooklyn, NY

1979 Seminar, Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, NJ

1979 Dreyfus Lecturer, Hope College, Holland, MI

1979 Fourth Annual Arthur A. Vernon Lecture, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

1979 Plenary Lecture, Committee on Safeguard of Pursuit of Science, Brussels, Belgium

1979 Plenary Lecture, IUPAC Conference on Chemical Education, Dublin, Ireland

1979 Lecture, Columbia University, New York, NY

1979 Industrial Advisory Committee, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1979 Lecture, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

1979 Nominated Fellow of the College, Drew University, Madison, NJ (11/14/79)

1979 Talk, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 12/4/79 (Consultant, Critic/Referee - NSF-EPSCOR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research))

1980 Seminar - Joint Harvard/MIT Physical Chemistry Colloquium, Cambridge, MA

1980 Seminar - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1980 Opening Inaugural Address - Third International Trade Exposition & Congress for the Oil, Gas, Chemical and Chemical Engineering Industries (Chem+Tech'80), Bombay, India

C.C. Shroff Research Institute, Bombay, India
Philosophy of Chemical Research

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
1. The Scientific Aspects of Future Shock
2. Prospects for Laser Research

1980 Seminar, Rutgers, Newark, NJ

1980 Colloquium, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1980 Panel Discussant - Weizmann Institute of Science US-Canadian Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

1980 Elected to Society of Chemical Industry

1980 Symposium Speaker, University of California, Los Angeles; Chemistry Department's 50 Year Anniversary

1980 Lecturer - Gerhard Schmidt Memorial Lecture, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

1980 Lecturer - Venable Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

1981 Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

1981 Lecturer - Dow Lectures, University of Southern Mississippi

1981 Elected Foreign Associate of Sao Paulo State Academy of Sciences (ACIESP)

1981 Seminar - Yale University, New Haven, CT

1981 Seminar - University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND

1981 Seminar - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1981 Seminar - 3M Company, Minneapolis, MN

1981 Speaker-Symposium on Intermediates in Organic Photochemistry American Chemical Society Meeting - Division of Chemical Education, Sheraton Center, New York, NY

1981 Speaker - National Research Council of Italy, Gargnano, Italy Meeting on Synthesis and Catalysis in Photochemistry

1981 Seminar - Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY - Visiting Chem Scholar Freshmen: The World of Laser Chemistry
Upperclassmen: Everything you Want To Know About Industrial Research

1981 Lecture - 22nd Annual Fall Symposium on the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers on "Unconventional Imaging, Science and Technology" - Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Alexandria, VA - 11/15-18/81

1983 Principal Speaker on "The Role of the University in Science" Panel in University of North Dakota (Grand Forks) Centennial Academic Symposium February 22, 23, 24, 1983
"Science Education in the University"

1983 Speaker - Conference on "Frontiers of Catalysis"
Industrial Associates California Institute of Technology - 3/15-18, 83
"What Will We Do With All Those Catalytic (and Noncatalytic) Reactions"

1983 Speaker - Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society Innovation Lecture Series - Kodak Research Laboratories - 4/12/83
"Role of Education in Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers"

1983 Speaker - Joint Board/Council Committee on Science, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC 9/2-3/83
"Insights on Future of a Major Company Whose Interests are Diversifying"

1983 Speaker - Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society Hercules Country Club, Wilmington, DE - 9/21/83
"The Industry Chemist"

1983 Speaker - Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society Chicago, IL - 10/21/83
"Application of Chemistry to Produce Things Other than Chemicals"

1984 Speaker - Seton Hall University ACS Student Affiliates
South Orange, NJ - 1/17/84
"Tolerance for Ambiguity, A Significant Asset"

1984 Keynote Speaker - Program Coordination Conference - American Chemical Society - San Antonio, TX - 1/27-28/84
"Cooperation Among the Subdisciplines of Chemistry"

1984 Participant - "Perspectives in Industrial Chemistry" Course University of California, Riverside, CA - 1/30-2/3/84
"The Changing Prospects for Applied Chemistry"
"Determination of Project Lifetimes"
"Chemical Education"

1984 Recipient of the Madison Marshall Award at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (North Alabama Section of the American Chemical Society) - 2/20/84
"Perspectives and Prospects for Chemistry"

1984 Speaker - Auburn University Colloquium Program Auburn, AL - 2/21/84
"Perspectives and Prospects for Chemistry"

1984 Symposium (Gen. Interest Group of No. Jersey Section of ACS) presents "Academic-Industrial Interface - A Wave of the Future?" Seton Hall University "University-Industrial Relations. A Confrontation of Anachronisms"

1984 Colloquium - Chemistry Department at Kent State University Kent, Ohio - 4/26/84
"Reprogramming Chemical Research for Changing Times In A Changing Organization"

1984 Appointed to serve as a member of the Panel For Chemical Physics (one of the activities of the Board on Assessment of NBS programs) National Research Council (Washington, DC)

1984 Speaker - Symposium on Leaping the Technology Transfer Barrier American Chemical Society Division of Professional Relations
188th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA - 8/28/84 "University-Industrial Relations. A Confrontation of Anachronisms"

1985 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Georgetown University Washington, DC 5/25/85

1985 Guest Lecturer in "Management of Research & Technology in the Pharmaceutical-Chemical Industries" 9/14/85
Fairleigh Dickinson University

1985 1985 Danforth Lecturer in Chemistry - Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Convocation - "Flexibility or Scientific Dilettantism"
Lecture - "Chemistry in the Materials Science"

1985 Opening and Concluding Remarks at Beijing International Conference on Photochemistry and Sino-American Binational Conference on Photochemistry - Beijing, China

1986 Hurd Lectures - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL "The Academic to Industrial Transition of Nonadibatic Process" "The Three Faces of Chemistry" "Chemical Science in Ceramics"

1986 Haverford and Swarthmore Department of Chemistry "Where is the Chemistry in MS"

1987 Panel Member of the (Research Needs and Opportunities) Materials Science & Engineering Study carried out by the National Research Council

1987 Speaker - Chemical Marketing Research Association, Miami, FL "Reinvention of Wheels"

1990 Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa, Bowling Green State University



1988- Member Scientific Advisory Board, Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

1988- Consultantships (intermittent) Du Pont, Rohm and Haas, Tropix, P.D. Parker and Associates and Corning, Inc.

1989 Board Technical Committee, Hercules, Inc.

1989- Visiting Research Professor, Georgetown University

1990- Regents Lecturer, University of California at Davis

1989- Senior McMaster Fellow, Bowling Green State University

1991- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Bowling Green State University

1993- Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa, Weizmann Institute of Science

1994 National Medal of Science

1994 Seaborg Medal, University of California at Los Angeles