The legacy of Robert H. Grubbs: Scientific brilliance with humble empathy

Benjamin A. Suslick, Robert B. Grubbs, Robert M. Waymouth, Jeffrey S. Moore

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As the authors of this Legacy tribute, we span multiple generations of Grubbs group alumni and possess unique perspectives on Bob throughout his life and career. Bob mentored his son, Barney (born 1972), as a father and later as a colleague. Bob Waymouth performed his graduate studies with Bob at Caltech (1982–1987). Shortly thereafter, Jeff Moore joined the Grubbs group as a postdoctoral scholar (1989–1990). Two decades later, Ben Suslick entered the lab as an undergraduate researcher (2012–2014). Despite not overlapping, we all share a common impression of our time working with Bob. We fondly remember our time with Bob and wish to commemorate the profound impact that he left on our lives and careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2561-2570
Number of pages10
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 13 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry


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