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.

10 InvestorIntel Articles By Reed M. Izatt, PhD


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 […]

Molecular Recognition, Nobel Prizes, and MRT

October 31, 2016
| October 31, 2016 | 12 Comments

Richard P. Feynman, 1965 Nobel Laureate in physics, made the following prophetic observation in 1960 [1] about the prospect of […]

High Strength Permanent Magnets: An Untapped Source of Critical Rare Earth Metals but can the Metals be Economically Recovered?

September 26, 2016
| September 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

Introduction. Magnet usage is widespread and increasing rapidly as the global economy grows. Most moving vehicles, computers, appliances, high tech […]

Lithium-ion Batteries: Key to Solving our Future Energy Needs?

August 17, 2016
| August 17, 2016 | 7 Comments

Introduction. Certain technology metals [1-5] hold promise of being key players in meeting one of society’s most pressing long-term goals — providing […]

Precious Metals: A Resource Worth Recycling

May 31, 2016
| May 31, 2016 | 5 Comments

Precious metals are among the most valuable of Earth’s resources. As long as humans have been on the planet they’ve […]

Military Success, Rare Metals and the Periodic Table

January 28, 2016
| January 28, 2016 | 13 Comments

How the Military came to Love Rare Earth and Other Technology Metals The following observation, made by Abraham [1, p157] […]