Barry Martin Trost

Title: Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor

Company: School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Recipient, Linus Pauling Medal, Puget Sound and Portland Oregon Sections, American Chemical Society (2015)
  • Recipient, Tetrahedron Prize, Tetrahedron Publications, Elsevier (2014)
  • Recipient, Ryoji Noyori Prize, Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2013)
  • Recipient, Arthur C. Cope Award, American Chemical Society (2004)
  • Recipient, Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, American Chemical Society (1999)
  • Recipient, Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, US EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (1998)
  • Recipient, Roger Adams Award, American Chemical Society (1995)
  • Recipient, Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society (1981)
  • Recipient, Award in Pure Chemistry, American Chemical Society (1977)
  • Recipient, Junichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award, International Precious Metal Institute (2014)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Penn Chemistry (2013)
  • Recipient, Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry Award, Israel Chemistry Society (2013)
  • Honoree, Fellow, American Chemical Society (2012)
  • Recipient, Kitasato Microbial Chemistry Medal, Kitasato Institute (2008)
  • Recipient, Kosolapoff Award, Auburn Section, American Chemical Society (2008)
  • Recipient, Nagoya Medal, Banyu Life Sci. Foundation Int’l and Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya U. (2008)
  • Honoree, Thomson Scientific Laureate, Thomson Reuters (2007)
  • Recipient, John C. Scott Award, City of Philadelphia (2004)
  • Recipient, Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, American Chemical Society (2002)
  • Recipient, Yamada Prize, Japan (2001)
  • Recipient, Elsevier Award, Belgium Organic Synthesis Symposium (2000)
  • Recipient, Nichols Medal, New York Section, American Chemical Society (2000)
  • Honoree, Merck-Schuchardt Lecturer, French Chemical Society (1998)
  • Honoree, SCI-ACS (Joint Italian-American Chemical Societies) Lecturer, Joint Italian-American Chemical Societies (1998)
  • Recipient, Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa, Technion, Haifa, Israel (1997)
  • Recipient, Docteur Honoris Causa, Université Claude Bernard (Lyon-I), France (1994)
  • Recipient, Bing Teaching Award, Stanford University (1993)
  • Recipient, Pfizer Senior Faculty Award, Pfizer Corporation (1992)
  • Recipient, ASSU Graduate Teaching Award, Stanford University (1991)
  • Recipient, Dr. Paul Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium (1990)
  • Recipient, Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Essential Oils and Related Products, American Chemical Society (1990)
  • Recipient, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society (1989)
  • Recipient, Hamilton Award, University of Nebraska (1988)
  • Recipient, MERIT Award of the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health (1988)
  • Decorated, Nebraska Admiral, State of Nebraska (1988)
  • Decorated, Kentucky Colonel, State of Kentucky (1987)
  • Recipient, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Award, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung/Foundation (1984)
  • Honoree, Chemical Pioneer, American Institute of Chemists (1983)
  • Recipient, First Allen R. Day Award, Philadelphia Organic Chemist’s Club (1983)
  • Recipient, Medal of the University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki (1983)
  • Honoree, Centenary Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (1981-1982)
  • Recipient, Baekeland Award, North Jersey Section, American Chemical Society (1981)
  • Honoree, Julius Stieglitz Memorial Lecturer, Chicago Section, American Chemical Society (1980-1981)
  • Honoree, H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, UW–Madison Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (1975)
  • Honoree, Dreyfus Teacher–Scholar, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation (1970-1975)
  • Honoree, Sloan Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (1967-1969)


  • PhD in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA in Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, With Honors

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