University of California, Riverside

Bourns College of Engineering

Robert Haddon

Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Robert Haddon

Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Robert Haddon

Ph.D. Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University, 1971

Chemistry 203
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-2044
Facsimile: 951-827-5696
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Former Institution: Bell Laboratories (AT&T Lucent Technologies)


He is best known for the prediction and discovery of superconductivity in alkali-metal-doped carbon-60. His research group is currently working on the chemistry and applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene and on the synthesis and properties of neutral radical molecular conductors.


  • BSc Chemistry 1966 Melbourne University, Australia
  • PhD Chemistry 1971 Pennsylvania State University


  • Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1988
  • Fellow, American Association Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1993
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1996
  • Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, 1973-75
  • Person of the Year, Superconductor Week, 1991
  • Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1992
  • Research Scholar Lectureship, Drew University, 1992
  • Leermakers Lectureship, Wesleyan University, 1992
  • Xerox Lecturer in Industrial/Applied Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1999
  • James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials from the American Physical Society (APS), 2008

Research Areas

The electronic structure and properties of molecules and materials, with particular emphasis on transport, magnetism, superconductivity, device fabrication and miniaturization, and the discovery of new classes of materials.

Selected Publications

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188