Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth and Salary

Chemist

Theodor Svedberg

Swedish chemist who the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1926. He helped develop the analytical ultracentrifugation technique to study colloids and proteins. Theodor Svedberg was born on August 30, 1884, in Sweden. His research on colloids provided evidence for Albert…

Chemist

Hans Fischer

A German organic chemist who won the 1930 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his research in haemin and chlorophyll. He committed suicide in Munich after all of his work was destroyed in a fire during the last days of World…

Chemist

Spencer Silver

Chemist whose development of a re-usable adhesive led to the co-invention of the Post-It Note in 1974. He won 3M’s highest honors for his contributions to engineering and research. Spencer Silver was born on February 6, 1941 in Texas. Silver’s…

Thomas Graham

Notable for pioneering the medical practice of dialysis and for establishing the scientific field of colloid chemistry, this nineteenth-century scientist is also remembered for formulating an important scientific theory and formula known as Graham’s law of effusion. Thomas Graham was…

Otto Hahn

Pioneer in radioactivity and radiochemistry, who is known as the ‘Father of of nuclear chemistry.’ He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1944 for the discovery of nuclear fission. Otto Hahn was born on March 8, 1879, in Frankfurt,…

Richard Schrock

American chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005 for his research into the olefin metathesis reaction used in organic chemistry. He became a full professor at MIT in 1980. Richard Schrock was born on January 4, 1945…

Harold Urey

An American physical chemist won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for discovering the isotope deuterium. He also did important work in uranium enrichment and isotope separation through gaseous diffusion. Harold Urey was born on April 29, 1893, in…

Chemist

Hermann Emil Fischer

A German chemist who was a pioneer in synthesizing sugar and purine. He developed the Fischer project and the Fischer esterification and won the 1902 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work. Hermann Emil Fischer was born on October 9,…

Chemist

Frederick Soddy

An English chemist who was known for his studies of radioactive substances. He was awarded the 19201 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering that radioactivity is caused by the transmutation of elements. Frederick Soddy was born on September 2, 1877…

Fritz Pregl

An Austrian chemist who was a pioneer in quantitative organic microanalysis. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1923 for his work, which improved the combustion train technique for elemental analysis. Fritz Pregl was born on September 3, 1869,…

Cnr Rao

Known for his work in the field of solid-state chemistry, he received numerous scientific awards, including the Marlow Medal, the Hughes Medal, and the August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann Medal. CNR Rao was born on June 30, 1934, in India. He and Prafulla Chandra…

Carl Bosch

A pioneer in the field of high-pressure industrial chemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1931 for his work. His research helped create an industrial process that produced megatons of fertilizer and explosives. Carl Bosch was born on…

Martin Heinrich Klaproth

German chemist is responsible for the discoveries of the periodic elements uranium, zirconium and cerium. Martin Heinrich Klaproth was born on December 1, 1743, in Wernigerode, Germany. He was a famous German scientist like Albert Einstein. He spent a large…

Chemist

Richard Willstatter

A German organic chemist who is best known for his study of the structure of plant pigment. He was awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his important research into chlorophyll. Richard Willstatter was born on August 13, 1872…

Henry Eyring

Chemist whose studies of reaction rates and intermediates broke ground in matters both eminently practical and highly theoretical. He won the National Medal of Science in 1966 and was the one-time president of the American Chemical Society. Henry Eyring was…

Karl Ziegler

A German chemist won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 for his work on polymers. He also did important work involving free radicals and helped develop the Ziegler-Natta catalyst, which is used in the synthesis of polymers. Karl Ziegler…