Charles A. Stiefvater Memorial Lectureship

The Charles A. Stiefvater lectureship was established by his family, friends, and colleagues in memory of his interests in Inorganic and Organometallic chemistry.

Chuck was born in 1957 in Odessa, Texas. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1980 from Texas Tech University. He conducted research on multiply bonded arsenic compounds before joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Chemistry in 1983. Under the supervision of Prof. Reuben D. Rieke, Chuck's research at UNL involved various aspects of the chemistry of metallic cobalt and nickel. This work included the preparation of a variety of alumina and zeolite supported metal catalysts which possess high Fischer-Tropsch activity a low temperatures, as well as investigations into the formation of halide functionalized phosphine complexes of nickel. His outstanding progress toward the Ph.D. degree was cut short by his untimely death in 1985.

Past Recipients
  • 2011 - Melanie S. Sanford
  • 2006 - Barry Trost
  • 2001 - Miguel Yus
  • 2000 - John E. Bercaw
  • 1996 - Albert I. Meyers
  • 1994 - Alan J. Heeger
  • 1992 - J. P. Collman
  • 1989 - Robert. G. Bergman
  • 1987 - Alan H. Cowley