George W. Parshall, PhD

Title: Research Chemist (Retired)
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

George W. Parshall, PhD, Retired Research Chemist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.

A celebrated figure in the field of chemistry, Dr. Parshall has amassed 50 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. The former director of chemical science for DuPont from 1979 until his retirement in 1992, he served as a consultant in his retirement until officially leaving the field in 2004. Prior to these illustrious roles, he was a research chemist and research supervisor for DuPont from 1954 and 1979.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Parshall has engaged in a number of related duties. He has been a member of the science advisory board of Phoenix S&T since 2002. Previously, he served the National Research Council on several committees, including the cooperative threat reduction committee, the chemical weapons advisory committee, the non-stockpile committee, the chemical stockpile disposal committee, and the board of chemical science. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the committee on environmental management technologies at DuPont, an Ipatieff Lecturer at Northwestern University, and a Reilly Lecturer at Notre Dame University.

To prepare for his career, Dr. Parshall pursued a formal education. He received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1951. He subsequently concluded his educational pursuits in 1954, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He has since become a member of several esteemed organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Chemical Society, and the Institute of Chemists.

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Parshall has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Most recently, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois in 2005. In addition, the Institute of Chemists honored him with the Chemical Pioneer Award and Gold Medal Award in 1992 and 1995, respectively. In 1989, the American Chemical Society gave him the Award in Chemical Research Management, and in 1983, they also gave him an Award in Inorganic Chemistry. Dr. Parshall was also the recipient of the Ballar Inorganic Chemistry Medal in 1976.

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