Geoffrey Coates

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Tisch University Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

560 Spencer T. Olin Laboratory
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-5447

Geoffrey Coates

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Tisch University Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Polymer chemistry; catalysts; organic synthesis

Current Research Interest

Development of new plastics with improved performance and lower environmental impact

Distinction

National Academy of Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
National Academy of Inventors
Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
American Chemical Society, Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success
American Chemical Society, Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry

Selected Publications

Hubbell, Aran K., Anne M. LaPointe, Jessica R. Lamb, and Geoffrey W. Coates. “Regioselective Carbonylation of 2,2-Disubstituted Epoxides: An Alternative Route to Ketone-Based Aldol Products.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 141 (2019): 2575-2480.

You, Wei, Elliot Padgett, Samantha N. MacMillan, David A. Muller, and Geoffrey W. Coates. “Highly Conductive and Chemically Stable Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes via ROMP of trans-Cyclooctene Derivatives.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116 (2019): 9729-9734.

Cornell Research Website Article

A New Lineup of Safe-Environment Plastics

Cornell Research Website Video

Bringing Plastics Together