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Organic chemistry researcher , Chemistry educator

Robert Kenneth Boeckman,, American chemistry professor, researcher. Recipient Career Development award National Institutes of Health, 1976-1981, award for academy achievement Probus Club, 1979, Von Humboldt Research prize for senior scientists, 1992-1993; fellow A.P. Sloan Foundation, 1976-1980; Marshal Gates scholar, 1996-2001; Marshall Gates Junior Professor, since 2002.


Boeckman,, Robert Kenneth was born on August 26, 1944 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Robert Kenneth Senior and Orletta Christine (Brinck) Boeckman.


Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1971.


National Institutes of Health fellow Columbia University, New York City, 1970-1972. From assistant professor to professor chemistry Wayne State University, Detroit, 1972-1979. Professor chemistry University Rochester, New York, since 1980, chairman department chemistry, since 2003.

Consultant Eastman Kodak, since 1986, Ricerca Inc., Painesville, Ohio, 1983-1901, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland, since 1981, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceutical, Cincinnati, since 1988, Sanofi-Aventis, SA, 1992-1999, since 2001, Emisphere Technologies, Hawthorne, New York, 1999-1902. Board directors Organic Syntheses, Pet Pride of New York, Inc. Vice president Organic Syntheses, Inc., since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Organic Syntheses, 1988-1996. Member editorial advisory board Canada Journal Chemistry, 2000-2003. Associate editor Journal Organic Chemistry, since 1997.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society (chairman organic chemistry division 2001, past chair 2002, Arthur C. Cope Scholar award 2006, William H. Riker award, 2009, elected fellow, since 2009), Royal Society Chemistry, Deutscher Chemiker Gesellschaft, Oakhill Country Club Rochester, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, basketball, ping pong/table tennis.


Married Mary Helen Delton, June 19, 1976.

Robert Kenneth Senior Boeckman,

Orletta Christine (Brinck) Boeckman,

Mary Helen Delton