Reed M. Izatt, PhD

About Reed M. Izatt, PhD

Reed M. Izatt received a BS degree in Chemistry from Utah State University (1951) and a PhD degree in Chemistry with an Earth Sciences minor from Pennsylvania State University (1954). After post-doctoral work at Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, he embarked on an academic career at Brigham Young University retiring as Charles E. Maw Professor of Chemistry (1993). He is the author or co-author of over 550 publications, and has research experience in macrocyclic and separations chemistry, calorimetry, and thermodynamics of metal-ligand interactions. His publications have received over 25,000 citations. Dr. Izatt is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has received the American Chemical Society Separations Science and Technology Award (1996), the Calorimetry Conference Huffman Award (1983) and the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology (1990). Dr. Izatt co-founded the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC). In honor of his seminal contributions to the field of macrocyclic chemistry, IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. (IBC) sponsors the Izatt-Christensen Award, which is presented annually at the ISMSC to the top macrocyclic chemist in the world as selected by his/her peers. Dr. Izatt is a co-founder of IBC and serves on IBC’s Board of Directors.

15 InvestorIntel Articles By Reed M. Izatt, PhD


Uranium and Humanity: A Long and Continuing Tumultuous Association with a Metal having Many Faces and Dangerous Radioactive Daughter Products

March 14, 2018
| March 14, 2018

Uranium(U), element 92, is unusual in many ways [1]. Natural Uranium is a mixture of three isotopes, 234U (0.0054%), 235U (0.72%), […]

Arsenic: Useful Yet Poisonous at Any Level

December 27, 2017
| December 27, 2017 | 5 Comments

Arsenic (As) is the culprit in the largest poisoning of a population in history [1]. The purpose of this paper […]

Cadmium: A Highly Toxic Metal with Extensive Commercial Use

October 17, 2017
| October 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

A Highly Toxic Metal with Many Uses. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) publishes a priority list […]

Lead: Valuable Metal but Toxic at Any Concentration — What is Society to do?

July 25, 2017
| July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Six millennia ago an observant individual may have noticed that a colored rock in a campfire changed form and produced […]

Mercury: A Global Challenge of Immense Proportions

May 08, 2017
| May 08, 2017 | 1 Comment

The element mercury (Hg), the planet Mercury, and the word mercurial all derive from the Latin word mercurãlis. If one […]

Comparing Capital and Operating Costs for MRT and Legacy Technologies in PGM Separations

January 19, 2017
| January 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

Emphasis on development and use of green chemistry and green engineering technologies is increasing as societal demand for a clean […]