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Vernon K. Krieble Chair in Chemistry

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 1975 by Robert H. Krieble in memory of his father

KriebleVernonVERNON K. KRIEBLE, who taught chemistry for more than 50 years at Trinity College in Connecticut, founded American Sealants. The company, which was responsible for the invention of Super Glue, was later named Loctite. In 1953, Mr. Krieble created an innovative anaerobic sealant–a liquid bonding resin that hardened in the absence of air–based on a conversation with his son, Robert, who also was a chemist. The new sealant provided a solution to the age-old problem of loose nuts and bolts in machines and appliances.

Held by Marc Greenberg

GreenbergMarcMARC GREENBERG is the Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry and has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University faculty since 2002. Greenberg received his training as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech in the laboratory of Professor Peter Dervan and earned his PhD at Yale University under the guidance of Professor Jerome Berson. He has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from New York University and the Cooper Union School of Engineering, respectively.

Greenberg is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was the recipient of an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society (2016) for his research on nucleic acids, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow (1996-2000). Greenberg was the Founding Director of the Chemistry-Biology Interface program (2005-2013) at Johns Hopkins University.