Our Mission

Dreyfus Chemistry Laboratory at MIT

The purpose of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., is to advance the science of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. Established in 1946 by chemist, inventor, and businessman Camille Dreyfus as a memorial to his brother Henry, the Foundation became a memorial to both men when Camille Dreyfus died in 1956. Throughout its history the Foundation has sought to take the lead in identifying and addressing needs and opportunities in the chemical sciences through a series of programs and awards. In broad terms, these programs support young faculty accomplished in both research and teaching, further the applications of machine learning, recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field with the Dreyfus Prize, and fund lectureships at primarily undergraduate institutions.

Board of Directors

H. Scott Walter, President

Paul WoitachVice President

Mary Eileen Dowling Walter, Treasurer and Secretary

Matthew V. Tirrell, Chair, Scientific Affairs Committee

Henry C. Walter

John R. H. Blum

       Dorothy Dinsmoor

Richard N. Zare

Daniel G. Nocera

Zhenan Bao

Milan Mrksich

 

Staff

Scott A. Siegel : E-mail; press release
Executive Director

Gerard L. Brandenstein : E-mail
Associate Director

Ali Chunovic : E-mail
Program Manager

Chloe Rickert : E-mail
Administrative Assistant

 

Scientific Advisors

Arup Chakraborty
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Juan de Pablo
The University of Chicago

Laura L. Kiessling
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melanie Sanford
University of Michigan

 

Director Emeritus

John I. Brauman

Edward A. Reilly

 

Past Presidents

Camille Dreyfus
1946-1956

Jean Dreyfus
1956-1991

Dorothy Dinsmoor
1991-2009

        Henry C. Walter
        2009-2020