Robert Marshall Wilson, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who


    CINCINNATI, OH, January 16, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Marshall Wilson, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Wilson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Wilson is a distinguished research professor in the department of chemistry in the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University and professor emeritus in the department of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Earning both titles in 2005, he formerly spent 28 years at Bowling Green State University in the roles of adjunct professor, interim director, and distinguished research professor and 38 years at UC as an assistant, associate, and full professor, acting head, head of the department of chemistry, and distinguished research professor. During his tenure in academia, Dr. Wilson also taught as a visiting professor of chemistry at The Ohio State University, the Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg in Germany, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Earning a BS in Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University in 1961 where he worked for three different private companies during the summer months, and a PhD in Organic Chemistry under Professor John C. Sheehan at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1965. While pursuing his degrees, Dr. Wilson served as a graduate assistant at MIT, and a fellowship with the National Institutes of Health at MIT. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University under Professor R.B. Woodward.

Concentrating his research in organic methods, natural products synthesis, photochemistry, chemical applications of lasers and DNA photomanipulation, Dr. Wilson has been recognized many times for his superb work in the field of chemistry. He received a Hans H. Jaffe Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the department of chemistry at UC in 2005, a Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research in 1998, and the Named Distinguished Scientist of the Year by the Technical Societies Council of Cincinnati in 1991. Out of all the awards and recognitions he received, one of the greatest highlights of his career was the National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship in the group of R.B. Woodward, a Nobel Prize winner and one of the most famous chemists of all time.

Dr. Wilson served on the advisory board for the department of chemistry in the Biomedical Research Center at UC for many years beginning in 1986, performed consulting work for such organizations as the International Paper Company in New York and W.R. Grace and Company in Maryland, was president of DenDroCo, LLC, and served as a lecturer and organizer for many conferences and symposiums while in academia. He has contributed more than 100 peer-reviewed articles to journals and was the co-author and co-editor of numerous books throughout his career as well.

A member of such organizations as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, the New York Academy of Science, and the American Chemical Society, Dr. Wilson has been cited in Who's Who in Science and Engineering for his work. Married to Antonia Gigliello since 1967, he has two children.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Robert Marshall Wilson, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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