The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the creation of the new Max Wolfsberg Fellowship.
The donor, Marilyn Wolfsberg, created this fund in memory of her late husband, Max Wolfsberg (LA '48, GR '51). It was Max Wolfsberg’s wish to give back to the institution that provided him a full tuition scholarship to study chemistry at Washington University as an undergraduate. He also completed his PhD at Washington University where he was mentored by Professors Lindsay Helmholtz, Samuel I. Weissman, and Joseph W. Kennedy. After leaving WashU, Max Wolfsberg had a distinguished career as a professor at the University of California, Irvine. He was a leader in theoretical chemistry, and his early work led to the Wolfsberg-Helmoltz approximation, widely used in calculations of molecular electronic energy levels. His descriptions of isotope effects on chemical reactions are widely used by experimental chemists today.