|Born||August 23, 1933|
Alice, Texas, U.S.
|Died||July 3, 2022 (aged 88)|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Rice Institute, BS; University of California, Berkeley, PhD|
|Known for||The discovery of fullerenes|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996. Cross-cultural ambassador at Sorbonne University UNESCO Club|
|Institutions||Rice University, Harvard University|
|Thesis||Some spectroscopic and thermodynamic properties of molecules (1957)|
|Doctoral advisor||Kenneth Pitzer|
|Doctoral students||Lihong V. Wang|
James L. Kinsey
Robert Floyd Curl Jr. (August 23, 1933 – July 3, 2022) was an American chemist. He was a professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at Rice University. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of the nanomaterial buckminsterfullerene.
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- "Robert F. Curl". Department of Chemistry, Rice University. Archived from the original on 21 June 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
- Jade Boyd (July 4, 2022). "Nobel laureate, beloved Rice professor Robert Curl dead at 88". Rice University. Retrieved July 5, 2022.