Title: Tamaki Professor of Humanities and Sciences
Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford, California, United States
Barry Martin Trost, Tamaki Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Chemistry.
Dr. Trost is a prolific chemist currently holding the title of Tamaki Professor at Stanford and of Lord Todd Visiting Professor with the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 2002. He is the eponym of the Tsuji Trost reaction and the Trost ligand, and for his advancement of the concept of atom economy. He is the recipient of an incredible number of scientific prizes, most recently the 2015 Linus Pauling Medal Award from the American Chemical Society. Dr. Trost was fascinated with chemistry as a boy growing up in the ‘50s. He is proud of being one of the first in his field, and for becoming a professor at the age of 24 at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Trost pursued his calling at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BA, cum laude, and completed a PhD with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965. He is best known for his work on synthesis involving organic compounds, used to build structures for everything from smart phones to medical solutions. Within the Marquis community, Dr. Trost is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and was featured in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Trost also found chemistry of a different sort with his wife Susan Paula Shapiro, and is the proud father of Aaron David and Carey Daniel.
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