George Kauffman

George Bernard Kauffman (September 4, 1930 – May 2, 2020) was an American chemist.

George Kauffman
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George Bernard Kauffman

(1930-09-04)September 4, 1930
DiedMay 2, 2020(2020-05-02) (aged 89)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
University of Pennsylvania
AwardsGuggenheim Fellow
Dexter Award
Scientific career
InstitutionsCalifornia State University, Fresno


Kauffman was born in Philadelphia, the son of Laura (Fisher) and Joseph Philip Kauffman.[1] He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Kauffman was a Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Fresno. He has written over 17 books and over 2,000 articles.

In 1978, George B. Kauffman received the Dexter Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.[2] He was a Guggenheim Fellow.[3]

Kauffman died on May 2, 2020 at his home in Fresno, California at the age of 89.[4]


  1. ^ Who's who in the West. 2004. ISBN 9780837909356.
  2. ^ "Dexter Award for Outstanding Achievement in the History of Chemistry". Division of the History of Chemistry. American Chemical Society. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. ^ "George B. Kauffman (1930–" (PDF). California State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  4. ^ "George Bernard Kauffman, Obituary". Lisle Funeral Home.