John D. Baldeschwieler

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John D. Baldeschwieler
John Baldeschwieler CHF Grand Gala 7 Nov 2008 DAL0077.JPG
At the CHF Grand Gala 2008
Born (1933-11-14)November 14, 1933
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America
Nationality American
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Harvard University
Stanford University
California Institute of Technology
Alma mater Cornell University B.S.
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D.
Known for Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
Notable awards National Medal of Science (2000)

John D. Baldeschwieler is an American chemist who has made significant contributions in Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy.

Born on November 14, 1933 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he was an alumnus of Cornell University (B.S. 1956 Chemical Engineering) and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 1959). He has taught at Harvard University, Stanford University and currently is the J. Stanley Johnson Professor and Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Caltech.[1][2][3][4]

Awards and recognition

Baldeschwieler's scientific excellence and achievements have been recognized by prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science, awarded in 2000, For his imaginative development of new methods for determining the properties, structures, motions and interactions of molecules and molecular assemblies, the translation of these advances into practical pharmaceutical and instrumentation products for the public benefit, and extensive service to his government and the scientific community.[5] He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1970, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972 and the American Philosophical Society in 1979.

His numerous other honors include:


  1. "Caltech Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Directory".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Interview Transcript at Chemical Heritage Foundation Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 13 June 2003" (PDF).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Interview Summary at Chemical Heritage Foundation Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 13 June 2003".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Interview John D. Baldeschwieler archived by Caltech" (PDF).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>