List of Jewish American Chemists

This is a list of famous Jewish American chemists. For other famous Jewish Americans, see List of Jewish Americans.

  • Christian B. Anfinsen, biochemist, Nobel Prize (1972) (converted)
  • Sidney Altman, chemist, Nobel Prize (1989)
  • Allen J. Bard, electrochemist, inventor of scanning electrochemical microscope, Wolf Prize (2008)
  • Paul Berg, biochemist, Nobel Prize (1980)
  • Erwin Chargaff, DNA pioneer
  • Morris Cohen, metallurgist
  • Walter Gilbert, DNA sequencing, Nobel Prize (1980)
  • Henry Gilman, organometallic chemist
  • Moses Gomberg, free radicals
  • Norman Hackerman, chemist,
  • Herbert A. Hauptman, chemist, Nobel Prize (1985)
  • Roald Hoffmann (1937–) chemist & writer, Nobel Prize winner (1981)
  • Martin Kamen, Carbon 14
  • Martin Karplus, theoretical chemist
  • Phoebus Levene, nucleic acid pioneer
  • Bruce H. Lipshutz, organometallic chemist
  • Jacob A. Marinsky, discovered promethium
  • Martin Pope, physical chemist, Davy Medal (2006)
  • Gabor A. Somorjai, physical chemist, Wolf Prize (1998)
  • William Stein, biochemist, Nobel Prize (1972)
  • Richard Zare, chemist

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