Prof. Mario J. Molina
iCACGP Honorary Member
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD
& Molina Mario Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and Environment, Mexico
Research Interests        Awards        Publications        Detailed CV

Ph.D., University of California

1972 - Physical Chemistry, Berkeley, California, USA

Bachelor of Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

1965 - Chemical Engineering, Mexico

Leadership Positions:   

MacArthur Foundation - Board of Directors

National Research Council, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology - Member

President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology-Member

Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board, Member


American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society

American Physical Society

American Geophysical Union

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native American Scientists

Awards, Honours, and Related:   

Sasakawa Environment Prize 1999 - United Nations Environmental Programme

American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology 1998

Willard Gibbs Medal 1998

Walker Prize 1996

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995

Max Planck Research Award 1994

Fellow 1990 - Pew Fellows Program in Conservation and the Environment

Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement 1989 - NASA

Newcomb-Cleveland Prize 1987 - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Esselen Award 1987 - American Chemical Society

Tyler Environmental Prize 1983

Selected Publications:   

Koop, T., H.P. Ng, L.T. Molina and M. J. Molina. 1998. A new optical technique to study aerosol phase transitions: The nucleation of ice from H2SO4 aerosols. J. Phys. Chem. 102:8924

Molina, M. J. 1998. The changing chemistry of the atmosphere: A challenge for the 21st Century. In: Chemical Research 2000 and Beyond: Challenges and Vision (P. Barkin ed.). American Chemical Society, Oxford University Press

Molina, M.J. and L.T. Molina. 1998. Chlorofluorocarbons and destruction of the ozone layer

Molina, M. J. 1996. Polar Ozone Depletion (Nobel Lecture). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 35:1778

Molina, M. J., L.T. Molina and D.M. Golden. 1996. Environmental chemistry (gas and gas-solid interactions): The role of physical chemistry. J. Phys. Chem. 100:12888

Molina, M., J.A. Sgura and J. Marquez. 1995. Glutamine transport by vesicles isolated from tumour-cell mitochondrial inner membrane. Biochemical Journal 308(2): 629

Molina, M. 1988. The Antarctic ozone hole. Oceanus 31-47

Wofsy, S.C., M.J. Molina, R.J. Salawitch, L.E. Fox and M.B. McElroy. 1988. Interactions between HCl, NOx and H2O ice in the Antarctic stratosphere: Implications for ozone. Journal of Geophysical Research 93:2442

Detailed CV