Bruce M. Novak

Bruce M. Novak

Howard J. Schaeffer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Polymer Science and Organic Chemistry
Office: 811 Dabney
Phone: (919) 515-2996

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, May 1989, California
    Institute of Technology, Thesis: Aqueous Ring - Opening Metathesis Polymerizations
  • M.S. Chemistry, May 1985, California State
    University, Northridge, Thesis: The Synthesis and Reactivity of a Skeletally Chiral Metal Cluster
  • B.S. Chemistry, January 1983, Summa Cum Laude, California State University, Northridge


  • Honored as one of the “Top 50 Most Cited Authors” by Advanced Materials External (2002/03)
  • Associate Editor Macromolecules (1995–Present)
  • Howard J. Schaeffer Distinguished University Professor with Endowed Chair (1998–Present)
  • ACS, Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award, 1997
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1993–1998
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, 1991–1996
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1991–1992
  • Du Pont Young Faculty Award, 1992–1994
  • Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Young Investigator Award, 1991
  • Innovation Recognition Award, Union Carbide, 1993 and 1994
  • DuPont Young Investigator Award, 1991 and 1989
  • Rohm and Haas Summer Faculty Fellowship, 1992
  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, 1992
  • Herbert H. McCoy Award, Caltech, 1989