Gilbert Stork

Gilbert Stork

Gilbert Stork
Born (1921-12-31) December 31, 1921
Brussels, Belgium
Nationality Belgian, American
Institutions Harvard University
Columbia University
Alma mater University of Florida B.S. 1942
University of Wisconsin–Madison Ph.D 1945
Doctoral students John E. McMurry
Notable awards NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (1982)
National Medal of Science (1982)
Wolf Prize (1996)
The Ryoji Noyori Prize (2003)

Gilbert Stork (born December 31, 1921) is a U.S. Emeritus at Columbia University. The Stork enamine synthesis is named in his honor.


University of Florida, B.S. 1942; University of Wisconsin–Madison, PhD 1945 with Samuel M. McElvain


  • 1946 Harvard University: Instructor; 1948 Assistant Professor
  • 1953 Columbia University: Associate Professor; 1955 Professor; 1967-1993 Eugene Higgins Professor; *1993 Professor Emeritus

Elected to

Awarded Honorary Fellowship or Membership


Prof. Stork also holds honorary doctorates from Lawrence University, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Paris, the University of Rochester, and Columbia University.


  • Chemical Society of Japan
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Named Organic Reactions
  • Chemical and Engineering News - Top 75 Chemists
  • Francis Hoffman, Gilbert Stork: A Celebration of 35 Years In Research & Teaching, Aldrichimica Acta, 1982, Vol. 15, p. 1-10.