Happy Birthday George Newkome!

by | Dec 25, 2018

Wishing professor Gorge R. Newkome a happy birthday.

Prof. Gorge R. Newkome has contributed enormously to the advance of coordination and supramolecular chemistry. He was one of the pioneers in developing dendrimers, initially named as arborols. He then focused his research activity on the development of metallo-dendrimers, which combine the properties of metal–ligand complexes with the properties of dendrimers.

Gorge R. Newkome has now turned 80 years old. To celebrate his birthday and his indisputable contribution to science, Stefan Zechel, Stephanie Schubert, Ian Manners, and Ulrich S. Schubert organized a double issue in Macromolecular Rapid Communications and Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. The two issues feature latest research on metal-containing and metallo-supramolecular polymers, a scientific area Gorge R. Newkome contributed to greatly.

“George R. Newkome is a distinguished chemist and educator with great passion for scientific innovations, who spreads his love for science towards everybody,” professes Prof. Yi-Tsu Chan, National Taiwan University

The guest-editors and the Macromolecular journals team congratulate George Newkome on his birthday!


Selected article can be accessed for free for a limited time:

From Dendrimers to Macrocycles: 80 Years George R. Newkome—Milestones of a Gentleman Scientist by Stefan Zechel, Martin D. Hager, Stephanie Schubert, Ian Manners, and Ulrich S. Schubert

Stimuli‐Responsive Ruthenium‐Containing Polymers by Hongwei Zhou, Mingsen Chen, Yuanli Liu, and Si Wu

Mechanochemical Activation of Fluorogenic CuAAC “Click” Reactions for Stress‐Sensing Applications by Philipp Michael, Michel Biewend, and Wolfgang H. Binder

Visualizing Nanoscale Coronal Segregation in Rod‐Like Micelles Formed by Co‐Assembly of Binary Block Copolymer Blends by Menandro Cruz, Jiangping Xu, Qing Yu, Gerald Guerin, Ian Manners, and Mitchell A. Winnik

Living ROMP Synthesis and Redox Properties of Triblock Metallocopolymers Containing Side‐Chain Iron and Cobalt Sandwich Complexes by Haibin Gu, Roberto Ciganda, Patricia Castel, Jaime Ruiz, and Didier Astruc

Cross Conjugated Organometallic Polymers Exhibiting Ultrafast Excitation Energy Channeling: Drastic Effect of the Connectivity by Hu Lei, Frank Juvenal, Paul‐Ludovic Karsenti, Daniel Fortin, and Pierre D. Harvey

The complete issues can be accessed here:


Macromolecular Rapid Communications

Metal-Containing Polymers and Metallo-Polymers: A special Issue Dedicated to Prof. George R. Newkome



Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

Metal-Containing Polymers and Metallo-Polymers: A special Issue Dedicated to Prof. George R. Newkome



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