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F. Sherwood Rowland

Sherwood Rowland, born in 1927, is an American chemist who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with chemists Mario Molina and Paul Crutzen for research on the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. The Nobel Foundation added that he and his colleagues “have contributed to our salvation from a global environmental problem that could have catastrophic consequences. ”Doctor F. Sherwood Rowland is Bren Research Professor at the University of California Irvine, where he founded the Chemistry Department in 1964 Prof. Rowland has also received the Japan Prize in Environmental Science and Technology in 1989, and numerous other awards and honorary degrees. He has been a member of he U.S. National Academy of Sciences since 1978, and served as its Foreign Secretary from 1994-2002. He has lectured in more than 50 countries and in 1995 was the founding co-chair of the InterAcademy Panel, which now collectively represents 85 individual national academies of science. He served in the sequence President-Elect, President, and Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during 1991-1993. He is an elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society (U.K.) and has published more than 400 research articles in the fields of atmospheric chemistry, radiochemistry and chemical kinetics.

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