Northwestern University

Top Northwestern Discoveries:

(Chemistry) Computation of Molecular Properties, Gaussian program Sir John Pople
(Chemistry) Phosphoramidate chemistry that led to the foundation of the “gene machine” Robert Letsinger (retired)
(Chemistry) Olefin polymerization catalysts for Dow-INSITE process, and durable Organic Light Emitting Diodes Tobin Marks
(Orthopedic Surgery) Bone cement mixer, delivery system, and two gel bone cement Eugene Lautenschlager
(Chemistry) – High Octane Gasoline Herman Pines (deceased)
(Chemistry) Pregabalin for the treatment of Neuropathic pain, epilepsy, anxiety disorder. Richard Silverman
(Microbiology-Immunology) Cancer therapeutics by prevention of angiogenesis Noel Bouck (retired)
(Mechanical Engineering) Fluoroscopy guided minimally invasive surgery, Industrial Intelleigent Assist Devices Michael Peshkin
Advancements in Nanotechnology Chad Mirkin; Samuel Stupp
Advancements in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Thomas Meade
Advancements in Diode Lasers Manijeh Razeghi