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Senior Fellows
F. Sherwood Rowland
Nobel Laureate
Donald Bren Research Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Areas of Interest:

stratospheric ozone depletion, greenhouse effect and global warming, urban pollution, biomass burning


Rowland is the Donald Bren Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine. He is a specialist in atmospheric chemistry and radiochemistry, and was, with colleague, Mario Molina, the first scientist to warn that chlorofluorocarbons released into the atmosphere were depleting the earth's critical ozone layer. Dr. Rowland's many awards and honors include elected membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society; the Tyler World Prize in Ecology and Energy; the Japan Prize in Environmental Science and Technology, 1989; the Peter Debye Medal in Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 1993; the Albert Einstein Prize of the World Cultural Council, 1994; and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, with Mario Molina and Paul Crutzen, 1995. He is also a member of the Global 500, the Honor Role of the United Nations Environment Program.

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