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Martin Pope Remembers Ezra Jack Keats - The Jewish Museum
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Chemistry Department Chair Mark Tuckerman
It is with great sadness that I must bring you the news that our colleague Prof. Martin Pope passed away this morning at the age of 103. Martin had a long career at NYU spanning 32 years between 1956 and 1988, when he was granted emeritus status. The impact of Martin's pioneering work on organic semiconductors cannot be overstated, as it laid the foundation for the development of OLEDs and other molecular electronic technologies and the 2000 Nobel Prize to Heeger, MacDiarmid, and Shirakawa. In 2006, the Royal Society recognized Martin's contributions in chemistry with an award to him of the Davy Medal. Although I did not know Martin that well, I did have the privilege of interacting with him on a number of occasions after I arrived at NYU; his gracious and unassuming nature and true passion for the science really shone through for me on those few occasions. Martin will be greatly missed.
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