Awards & Winners

Gabor A. Somorjai

Date of Birth 04-May-1935
Place of Birth Budapest
(Hungary, Central Hungary)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Gabor A Somorjai, Gábor A. Somorjai
Profession Chemist
Gabor A. Somorjai is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and is a leading researcher in the field of surface chemistry and catalysis. For his contributions to the field, Somorjai won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry in 1998, the Linus Pauling Award in 2000, the National Medal of Science in 2002, the Priestley Medal in 2008, and the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences in 2013.

Awards by Gabor A. Somorjai

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NAS Award in Chemical Sciences
(In recognition of his pioneering experimental and conceptual contributions to the understanding of surface chemistry and catalysis at a microscopic and molecular level.)


Priestley Medal
(For his extraordinarily creative and original contributions to surface science and catalysis.)


National Medal of Science for Chemistry
(For molecular studies of surfaces through the use of single crystals and the development of new techniques that served as foundations of new surface technologies including heterogeneous catalysis.)


Wolf Prize in Chemistry
(For their outstanding contributions to the field of the surface science in general, and for their elucidation of fundamental mechanisms of heterogeneous catalytic reactions at single crystal surfaces in particular.)