Professor Doug Gin

Professor Douglas L. Gin


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

University of Colorado at Boulder


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

Phone: 303-492-7640 (Chem. Eng.), 303-735-1107 (Chem.)



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:

2005 - Present Professor of Chem. & Biol. Eng., and of Chem. & Biochem., CU Boulder

2001 - 2005 Associate Professor of Chem. & Biol. Eng., and of Chem. & Biochem., 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


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Ind. & Eng. Chem. (I&EC) Division Fellow (Am. Chem. Soc.) (elected)
Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. (PMSE) Fellow (Am. Chem. Soc.) (elected)
CU Boulder College of Engineering Faculty Research Award
University of Colorado at Boulder Inventor of the Year Award
Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work Award
American Chemical Society Colorado Section Award
CU Boulder Residence Life Teaching Excellence Award
ACS PMSE/YCC Young Contributor to Polymer Materials Science
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow
Research Corporation Cottrell Teaching/Scholar Award
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
3M Nontenured Faculty Award
Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley
NSERC Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship
Finalist, Sherwin-Williams Graduate Student Award Competition, ACS
NSERC Canada 1967 Science and Engineering Graduate Scholarship