Marc David Donohue, PhD

Title: Chemical and Biomolecular Professor

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Marc David Donohue, Chemical and Biomolecular Professor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry education.

With a love of science but an aversion to blood, Dr. Donohue still wanted to help others utilizing his wealth of knowledge in the field. He began his career as an educator at Clarkson College, joining the faculty in 1977 as an assistant professor in chemical engineering. From 1979 to 1983, he took on a similar role at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. In 1983, he was made an associate professor at the institution and then became the chairman of the department in 1984; he held this position until 1995. Since 1987, he has been a full professor at the institution, and even served as the Vice Dean from 2007 to 2011.

To become an educator in the field, Dr. Donohue first received a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson College in 1973. He continued at the University of California where he received a PhD in 1977. In his career, he wanted to figure out what he considered to be the Holy Grail of his field.  He was instrumental in unifying the understanding of how molecules interact through physical forces with how molecules interact through chemical forces.  Mid-career, around 1991, he was able to write a series of papers on how this is done.

For his work, Dr. Donohue has received several awards. In 1989, he received the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award for the Maryland Section of the National Society of Professional Engineers. In 1992, the EPA recognized him with the Administration’s Pollution Prevention Award for Region III. In 2018, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. He has also been included in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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