B.S. Loras College,
Iowa (Chemistry) 1967
M.Sc. Brock University (Inorganic Chemistry) 1971
Ph.D. McMaster University (Inorganic Chemistry) 1974 (defended 1973)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)
American Chemical Society Fellow (ACSF)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry (2002- )
HONOURS AND AWARDS:
1980-90 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, University Research Fellowship, McMaster University
1986 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Young Scientist Travel Award
1996 President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, McMaster University (honorable mention)
1997 President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, McMaster University
1998, 1999 Canada Council Killam Research Fellow
1998 Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, American Chemical Society
1999 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
1999 Recipient of the Kazuo Nakamoto Distinguished Lectureship
2002 Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Canadian Society for Chemistry (for outstanding contributions to industrial or academic inorganic chemistry)
2002 Alcan Lecture Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry (for a distinguished contribution in the fields of inorganic chemistry or electrochemistry)
2003 E.W.R. Steacie, Canadian Society for Chemistry (for a distinguished contribution to chemistry)
2007 Brock University Alumni Association’s “Thirty from the Past Thirty Award” (recognizes alumni who have built upon their Brock experience and enjoyed further significant achievements through their contributions to Canada and beyond)
2010 Humboldt Forschungspreis (Senior Research Award), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (tenured at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg and the Freie Unversität, Berlin)
2011 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University (sponsored by the Kyoto University Foundation), February-March, 2011.
2011 Distinguished Alumni Award in the Sciences (recognizes McMaster graduates who have attained a high level of distinction and achievement through scholarship, research, teaching, creative contributions and through service to society).
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Fluorine Chemistry sponsored by SciFluor (Cambridge, MA) and awarded March 24, 2012 at the 243rd National ACS Meeting, San Diego, CA.
2013 Elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (recognizes members of the American Chemical Society for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society).
2014 A four-day symposium honoring Gary J. Schrobilgen entitled “Exploring the Frontiers of Fundamental and Applied Fluorine Chemistry, 248th National ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 10-14, 2014.
RESEARCH FUNDING (past & present):
U.S. Air Force
Canada Council (Killam Research Fellowship)