2005 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry
Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock, 2005 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, have been added to OSTI's Nobel Laureates Web page. The two U.S. DOE-supported researchers shared the prize with Yves Chauvin of France for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis. "On behalf of the Department of Energy, I congratulate Americans Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock and Yves Chauvin of France for winning the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discoveries that enable industry to produce plastics and drugs more efficiently and with less hazardous waste," said Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, a trained chemical engineer. Dr. Grubbs is with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and Dr. Schrock is with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge.