Prof Norman “Lou” Allinger Death | Obituary – Professor Norman “Lou” Allinger (University of Georgia), pioneer of molecular mechanics, PhD with Donald Cram at UCLA, passed away at the age of 92.
Norman L. Allinger was born in 1928 in Alameda, California. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Berkeley and received his Ph.D. at UCLA under the direction of Nobelist Donald Cram, in 1954. He published six papers with Cram on paracyclophane chemistry.
At that time he was a synthetic chemist, but Westheimer was demonstrating that force fields could be used to explore organic chemistry. Allinger postdocked at Harvard with Paul Bartlett, then joined the faculty at Wayne State University and began his developments of molecular mechanics methods, as well as writing a well-known organic chemistry text, and then joined the University of Georgia as Research Professor. He was the first Editor of the Journal of Computational Chemistry.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Allinger’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
“Prof Norman “Lou” Allinger @universityofga was a very soft-spoken & gentle person, but a powerful intellect, & someone whose discoveries live on in the computer programs that my group & many scientists all over the world use for their research” – Ken Houk https://t.co/orli9QSWrQ pic.twitter.com/zz3d5SoLTu
— UCLA Chem & Biochem (@uclachem) July 13, 2020
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