Richard F. Jordan

Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor

Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences
Office E 405
929 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Tel: 773-702-6429
Fax: 773-702-0805

Personal

Born 6/29/53, Quincy, MA, USA;  Married; Karen Tracy Jordan; 3 children

Education

1981-1983 Postdoctoral Fellow; The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (with C. P. Casey)
1981 Ph.D., Chemistry; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (with J. R. Norton)
1975 B.A., High Honors; Chemistry, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Professional Experience

2015-present Paul Snowden Russell Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago
1999-2015 Professor of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
1993-1999 Professor of Chemistry, The University of Iowa
1988-1992 Associate Professor of Chemistry, The University of Iowa
1988 Associate Professor of Chemistry, Washington State University
1983-1987 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Washington State University
1975-1976 Research Chemist, ARCO Chemical Company, Glenolden, PA

Awards and Professional Activities

2016 Dow Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
2015 Organizer, Symp. on Metal Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization; Fall Nat. ACS Mtg.
2014 Search Committee, Assoc. Lab Director, PSE Directorate, Argonne Nat. Lab.
2013 BASF Lecturer, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
2012 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2011 Advisory Committee, U Chicago Tech
2011 Plenary Lecturer, C&CF 2011
2011 Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
2011 NSF Center for Enabling Transformations in Catalysis Review Panel
2010 Eastman Chemical Lecturer, Univ. of California, Berkeley
2009, 2010 Vice Chair and Chair, Gordon Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
2009-present Governing Board, Council for Chemical Research
2008 Lanxess-Therban Lecture, XXIII ICOMC, Rennes, France
2007 Invited Lecturer, Mitsui Symposium on Catalysis, Chiba, Japan
2006 Plenary Lecturer, 39th IDW, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
2006 NSF Inorganic/Bioinorganic/Organometallics Career Proposal Review Panel
2005 Visiting Professor, University of Rennes, Rennes France
2002 Frontiers in Chemistry Lectureship, University of Iowa
2002 Humphrey Lecturer, University of Vermont
2002 Organizer, Symp. on Recent Adv. in Organometallic Chem., Fall Nat. ACS Mtg.
2002- Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
2000 Frontiers Lecturer, Case Western University
1999 Organizer, Symp. on Advances in Polymer Synthesis, Fall Nat. ACS Mtg.
1998 Akron Polymer Group Lecturer
1998 British Petroleum Lecturer, UK
1997-1998 Chair-Elect and Chair, Organometallic Subdivision, Inorganic Division, ACS
1997- Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Molecular Catalysis
1996-1998 University of Iowa Faculty Scholar Award
1995-1999 Board of Directors, The University of Iowa Research Foundation
1993-1995 Editorial Advisory Board, Organometallics
1993 Frontiers Lecturer, Case Western University
1992 Organizer, Symposium on Chemistry of Electrophilic Metal Centers, Nat. ACS Mtg.
1992 Program Planning Committee, Gordon Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
1992 Professeur Invité, University of Rennes, Rennes, France
1989-1991 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
1989, 1990 Union Carbide Research Innovation Awards
1975 Athenaeum Honor Society, Rutgers University
1975 American Institute of Chemists Student Award, Rutgers Un