Professor Doug Gin

Professor Douglas L. Gin

Professor
Department of Chemistry

University of Colorado Boulder
Cristol Chemistry Building, room 160
215 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309

Engineering Center, room ECES 140
596 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309

Phone: 303-735-1107 (Chem.); 303-492-7640 (Eng. Center) 
E-mail:  douglas.gin@colorado.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology. June 1993 
Research Advisor: Professor Robert H. Grubbs (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2005)
Thesis: A New Route to Poly(p-phenylene): Stereoregular Precursors via Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization

B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry, University of British Columbia. May 1988 
Research Advisor: Professor Elmer A. Ogryzlo 
Undergraduate Thesis: A Study of Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond Films. 

Research and Related Work Experience

  • 2018 - present Professor of Chemistry, CU Boulder
  • 2005 - 2018 Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, and of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CU Boulder
  • 2001 - 2005 Associate Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, and of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CU Boulder
  • 1994-2001 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. 
  • Dec. 1992 - Apr. 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. [Advisor: Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2000)]
  • Oct. 1991 Visiting Scientist: IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.
  • 1990, 1991 Visiting Scientist: ICI Chemicals and Polymers Ltd., Runcorn, UK

Awards

  • 2013 - Ind. & Eng. Chem. (I&EC) Division Fellow (American Chemical Society) (elected)
  • 2011 - Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. (PMSE) Fellow (American Chemical Society) (elected)
  • 2008 - CU Boulder College of Engineering Faculty Research Award
  • 2007 - University of Colorado at Boulder Inventor of the Year Award
  • 2007 - Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work Award
  • 2006 - American Chemical Society Colorado Section Award
  • 2002 - CU Boulder Residence Life Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1999 - American Chemical Society PMSE/YCC Young Contributor to Polymer Materials Science
  • 1999-2001 - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
  • 1997 - Research Corporation Cottrell Teaching/Scholar Award
  • 1996-2001 - National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 1996-2000 - 3M Nontenured Faculty Award
  • 1996 - Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • 1992-1994 - NSERC Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1992 - Finalist, Sherwin-Williams Graduate Student Award Competition, American Chemical Society POLY Division
  • 1988-1992 - NSERC Canada 1967 Science and Engineering Graduate Scholarship