Louis John Allamandola

Title:  Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory, Consultant

Company:  NASA Ames Research Center

Location:  Mountain View, CA United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Inaugural Laboratory Astrophysics Prize, American Astronomical Society (2014)
  • Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Professional (2006, 2014)
  • Oort Professor, Astronomy Department, Leiden University (2013)
  • Honoree, The 25 Most Influential People In Space, TIME (2012)
  • NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1992, 2012, 2014)
  • Elected Ames Fellow, One of Eight In Ames’ 70-Year History (2011)
  • Julien Allen Award for Best Scientific Paper, NASA Ames Research Center (1986, 2007)
  • Elected Fellow Of The American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2006)
  • Listed Among The World’s Most Highly Cited Authors (1981-2001)
  • Citation, Gold Standard, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) (2004)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the West, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1997, 2000-2001)


  • PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
  • BSc, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City

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