Richard Macy Noyes
(1919 April 6 - 1997 November 25)
|1939||B.S. in Chemistry, Harvard, summa cum laude|
|1942||Ph.D. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology|
|1942-1946||Guest Instructor/Wartime Chemical Explosives Specialist, California Institute of Technology|
|1946-1958||Instructor of Chemistry, Colombia University, NYC|
|1958-1984||Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene|
|1960-1961||Head of Department, University of Oregon|
|1963-1964||Head of Department, University of Oregon|
|1966-1968||Head of Department, University of Oregon|
|1975-1978||Head of Department, University of Oregon|
|1980-1982||Associate editor of Journal of Physical Chemistry|
|1985||Chair of Gordon Research Conference on Oscillations and Dynamic Instabilities|
|served the American Chemical Society:||
Nomination and Elections Committee
Committee on Committees
chairman of the Division of Physical Chemistry
|editorial advisory boards of:||
Journal of Physical Chemistry,
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry,
International Journal of Chemical Kinetics,
Physical Review A.
Honors and Awards:
|1955||Guggenheim Fellowship (Visiting Professor University of Leeds, UK)|
|1964||Fulbright Research Fellowship, split between Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (Fulbright fellowship) and the Max Planck Institute für Physikalische Chemie, Göttingen (NSF Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship).|
|1977||elected to the National Academy of Sciences|
|1978-1979||Alexander von Humboldt Senior American Scientist Award|
|1982-1983||Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Max Planck Institute für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen|
|1989||elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
Festschrift for his 70th birthday in the Journal of Physical Chemistry 93(7) on 1989 April 1.
In Memoriam by Field, R. J. and Schelman, J. A. (1999). Richard Macy Noyes, 1919-1997. In Biographical Memoirs, Volume 77, pages 224-246. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
Richard M. (Dick) Noyes on Wikipedia.
Richard M. (Dick) Noyes was an American scientist, best known for his work on the FKN Mechanism. He was born in Illinois, and attended Harvard, graduating in 1939 summa cum laude, and obtained his Ph.D from Caltech in 1942. He declined to work under Linus Pauling for his Ph.D, widely considered to be the greatest chemical mind in America at the time, because he was interested in chemical reactions, rather than Pauling's specialty of chemical structure. He became interested in nonlinear chemical dynamics and the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, and worked with Endre Kőrös and Richard Field to develop the FKN Mechanism in 1974.