OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Chemist Recognized With Mez-Starck Prize

06/14/2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kenneth W. Hedberg, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Oregon State University, has received the International Barbara Mez-Starck Prize for his career work in structural chemistry.

The International Barbara Mez-Starck Prize is awarded annually to chemists and physicists who have made outstanding contributions to their field. The award included an honorarium of 3,000 Euros, which Hedberg will use to support his research.

With four decades of support from the National Science Foundation, Hedberg's research findings in structural chemistry have been described in about 160 scientific articles spanning almost 60 years.

Hedberg received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from OSU in 1943 and a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology in 1948. He has also received many other career awards and honors, including Fulbright, Guggenheim and Sloan Fellowships.