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Tobin Marks Profile Page
Tobin Marks

Contact Info

GSAS Fellow
2013 Catalysis, Qatar
Professor
Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
USA
www.chem.northwestern.edu/faculty/details?assetID=1433

Research

Among the themes of our research are synthetic organo-f-element and early-transition metal organometallic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, molecule-based photonic materials, superconductivity, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, and biological aspects of transition metal chemistry.

Publications & Honors

Selected Publications
Rodriguez, B.A.; Delferro, M.; Marks, T.J. Enchainment Cooperativity Effects in Neutrally Charged Bimetallic Nickel (II) Phenoxyiminato Polymerization Catalysts, and Enhanced Selectivity for Polar Comonomer Enchainment, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009 , 131, 5902-5919.
 
Weiss, C.J.; Wobser, S.D.; Marks T.J. Organoactinide-Mediated Hydrothiolation of Terminal Alkynes with Aliphatic, Aromatic, and Benzylic Thiols, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 2062-2063.
 
Williams, L.A.; Marks, T.J. Chemisorption Pathways and Catalytic Olefin Polymerization Properties of Group 4 Mono- and Binuclear Constrained Geometry Complexes on Highly Acidic Sulfated Alumina, Organometallics, 2009, 28, 2053-2061.
 
Seo, S.Y.; Yu, X.; Marks, T.J. Intramolecular Hydroalkoxylation/Cyclization of Alkynyl Alcohols Mediated by Lanthanide Catalysts. Scope and Reaction Mechanism, J. Am Chem. Soc, 2009, 131, 263-276.
 
Liu, J.; Hains, A.; Servaites, J.; Ratner, M.; Marks, T.J. Highly Conductive Bilayer Transparent Conducting Oxide Thin Films for Large-Area Organic Photovoltaic Cells, Chemistry of Materials, 2009, 21, 5258-5263.
 
Servaites, J.D.; Yeganeh, S.; Marks, T.J.; Ratner, M.A. Efficiency Enhancement in Organic Photovoltaics: The Effects of Resistance Optimization, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2009, 95, 163302.
 
Irwin, M.D.; Buchholz, D.B.; Hains, A.W.; Chang, R.P.H.; Marks, T.J. p-Type Semiconducting Nickel Oxide as an Efficiency-Enhancing Anode Interfacial Layer in Polymer Bulk-Heterojuction Solar Cells, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci, 2008, 105, 2783-2787.
 
Cortes, N.E.S.; Liu, J.; Chen, C.; Marks, T.J.; Hersam, M.C. Nanoscale Writing of Transparent Conducting Oxides Features with a Focused Ion Beam, Advanced Materials, 2009 , 21, 271-275.
 
Jin, S.; Yang, Y.; Medvedeva, J.E.; Wang, L.; Li, S.; Cortes, N.; Metz, A.W.; Ni, J.; Hersam, M.C.; Freeman, A.J.; Marks, T.J. Tuning the Properties of Transparent Oxide Conductors. Dopant Ion Size and Electronic Structure Effects on CdO-Based Transparent Conductive Oxides. Ga- and In – Doped CdO Thin Films Grown by MOCVD, Chem. Mater., 2008, 20, 220-230.
 
Rivnay, J.; Jimison, L.H.; Toney, M.F.; Noriega, R.; Marks, T.J.; Facchetti, A.; Salleo, A. Transport Anisotropy in Solution-Processed Molecular Semiconductor Thin Films with Engineered In-Plane Grain Boundaries, Nature Materials, 2009 , 8, 952-958.
 
Kim, H.-S.; Won, S.M.; Ha, Y.-G.; Facchetti, A.; Marks, T.J.; Rogers, J.A. Self-Assembled Nanodielectrics and Silicon Nanomembranes for Low Voltage, Flexible Transistors and Logic Gates on Plastic Substrates, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2009, 183504.
 
Ortiz, R.P.; Facchetti, A.; Marks, T.J. High-k Dielectrics for Low-Voltage Organic Field-Effect Transistors, Chem. Rev., 2009, 3, 3383-3390.
 
DiBenedetto, S.A.; Facchetti, A.; Ratner, M.A.; Marks, T.J. Charge Conduction and Breakdown Mechanisms in Self-Assembled Nanodielectrics. Experiment and Theory, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2009, 131, 7158-7168.

Most Significant Awards

United States Medal of Science 2005,  Member, National Academy of Sciences, Member, AAAS, Guggenheim Fellow Member,  Evans Medal of the Ohio State University (2003) , Karl Ziegler Medal of the German Chemical Society (2003) ,  Frankland Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2003) ,  American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2002) ,Willard Gibbs Medal, ACS Chicago Section (2001), Linus Pauling Medal, Pacific Northwest ACS Sections(2001), Cotton Medal, ACS Texas A&M Section (2000)

Most Significant Awards

United States Medal of Science 2005,  Member, National Academy of Sciences, Member, AAAS, Guggenheim Fellow Member,  Evans Medal of the Ohio State University (2003) , Karl Ziegler Medal of the German Chemical Society (2003) ,  Frankland Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) (2003) ,  American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2002) ,Willard Gibbs Medal, ACS Chicago Section (2001), Linus Pauling Medal, Pacific Northwest ACS Sections(2001), Cotton Medal, ACS Texas A&M Section (2000)

Biography

B.S. University of Maryland 1966
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1970