Mark S. Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton

Mark Stephen Wrighton is an American academic, a chemist, and the current Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Wrighton received his BS in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1969. While at Florida State, he won the Monsanto Chemistry Award for outstanding research. He received his PhD at the age of 22 from the California Institute of Technology, working under Harry B. Gray and George S. Hammond. His doctoral dissertation subject was Photoprocesses in Metal-Containing Molecules. He graduated from Caltech in 1972. Wrighton joined the faculty of the chemistry department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall of 1972 as ... more on Wikipedia

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