Jack Norton
Department of Chemistry

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Norton Group

Prof. Jack R. Norton

Present Position
Department of Chemistry
Columbia University
Havemeyer Hall
MC 3102
3000 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Telephone:  (212) 854-7644
Fax:  (212) 854-7660
E-mail: jrn11@columbia.edu

Personal Information
Birthdate:               May 5, 1945
Birthplace:             Dallas, Texas  

B.A.                      Chemistry, Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., 1967
Ph.D.                    Chemistry, (J.P. Collman) Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA, 1972                                  Postdoctoral        Chemistry, (J. Lewis) Univ. Chemical Lab., Cambridge, England, 1972  

Professional Experience
1973-1979           Assistant Professor of Chemistry,  Princeton University                  
1979-1981           Associate Professor of Chemistry,  Colorado State University
1981-1997           Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University
1997-Present       Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University

Honors and Lectureships
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher -  Scholar, 1976                  
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1977-1981
Innovation Recognition Award, Union Carbide, 1985 
Esso Distinguished Lecturer, U. of Toronto, March 1987 
Guggenheim Fellow, 1989
Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists, 1993
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for 1997
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 1999
Lee Lecturer, University of Chicago, 2001
Frontiers Lectures, Texas A&M, 2002
ACS Organometallic Chemistry Award, 2005
Sierra Nevada Distinguished Chemist, Sierra Nevada ACS, 2006 

Major Research Interests
Mechanisms of organometallic and inorganic reactions; applications of organometallics to organic synthesis and catalysis; organometallic and bioinorganic proton transfer reactions; metal incorporation into, and activation of, metalloenzymes; use of metalloradicals to control free-radical polymerizations;  one-electron chemistry of Lewis acids

Other Activities
Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1992-2003 

Textbook (co-author)
Principles and Applications of Organotransition Metal Chemistry  (1987)