Robert Angelici

Robert J Angelici

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry



  • B.A., Chemistry, St. Olaf College, 1959
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Northwestern University, 1962

Robert J. Angelici, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, received his B.A. in chemistry from St. Olaf College in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University with Fred Basolo in 1962. He has been a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is past chair of the Organometallic Subdivision of the ACS Inorganic Division. From 1977 to 1981, he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry at ISU. In 1985, he was appointed Distinguished Professor at ISU and was chair of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the ACS. In 1987, he was a Royal Society Guest Research Fellow in England. He was awarded the Governor's Science Medal in Science Teaching (1989) and the Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence (1992). In 2007, he received the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry and the St. Olaf  Alumni Achievement Award. Besides coauthoring more than 400 papers describing research done in his group, he wrote the laboratory text Synthesis and Technique in Inorganic Chemistry, which was first published in 1969 and is currently (2020) in its 3rd edition with co-authors Greg Girolami and Tom Rauchfuss. Bob also edited Reagents for Transition Metal Complex and Organometallic Syntheses, volume 28 of Inorganic Syntheses. He became Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 2007.