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Duward F. Shriver, former Morrison Professor and Chairman, Northwestern University Chemistry Department, passed away on March 6, 2013. Born in 1934 in Glendale, CA, Shriver was raised on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. He received his undergraduate degree in 1958 from the University of California, Berkeley, working with William L. Jolly, and his Ph.D. in 1961 from the University of Michigan, working with Robert W. Parry. He spent his entire academic career at Northwestern which began in 1961. He was named Morrison Professor of Chemistry in 1987 and served as Department Chair from 1992 to 1995. Shriver published over 400 scientific works and mentored over 150 students and postdocs. His research interests spanned inorganic and organometallic synthesis, bioinorganic, solid-state, and polymer chemistry, and vibrational spectroscopy. He was a key member of the Materials Research Center and the Ipatieff Catalysis Center at Northwestern. Among the many professional awards Shriver received for his research are a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Royal Society of Chemistry Ludwig Mond Medal, the Materials Research Society Medal, and the American Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in Inorganic Chemistry. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Shriver is survived by his wife Shirley, children Justin, Daniel and their spouses, and two grandchildren.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 10, 2013
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