George M. Whitesides

1939 - Today

Photo of George M. Whitesides

Icon of person George M. Whitesides

George McClelland Whitesides (born August 3, 1939) is an American chemist and professor of chemistry at Harvard University. He is best known for his work in the areas of Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, microfabrication, microfluidics, and nanotechnology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George M. Whitesides has received more than 190,805 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. George M. Whitesides is the 474th most popular chemist (down from 460th in 2019), the 7,055th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,449th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Chemist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.72

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of George M. Whitesides by language


Among chemists, George M. Whitesides ranks 474 out of 510. Before him are Henry Eyring, Albert Ladenburg, Masatoshi Shima, Vera Yevstafievna Popova, Robert Moray, and Zdenko Hans Skraup. After him are Edward Goodrich Acheson, Alexander Pavlovich Vinogradov, Sergey Lebedev, John Mayow, Alexander Nesmeyanov, and Walther Kossel.

Most Popular Chemists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1939, George M. Whitesides ranks 365Before him are George F. R. Ellis, Ernesto Castano, Harry Reid, Nur Misuari, Barney McKenna, and Artur Chilingarov. After him are Larry Linville, Cleve Moler, John Hopcroft, Björn Engholm, Peter S. Beagle, and Ole Ellefsæter.

Others Born in 1939

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, George M. Whitesides ranks 7,055 out of 15,968. Before him are Ona Zee (1951), R. B. Kitaj (1932), Landon Donovan (1982), Jimmy Kimmel (1967), Tommy Gunn (1967), and Polly Bergen (1930). After him are Larry Linville (1939), Earl Derr Biggers (1884), Jenni Rivera (1969), Randy Johnson (1963), Timothy B. Schmit (1947), and Drea de Matteo (1972).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, George M. Whitesides ranks 83Before him are Isabella Karle (1921), Edward Calvin Kendall (1972), Donella Meadows (1941), James B. Conant (1893), James Crafts (1839), and Michael Behe (1952). After him are Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856), Karen Wetterhahn (1948), Eric Betzig (1960), Jennifer Doudna (1964), Margaret Oakley Dayhoff (1925), and Allen J. Bard (1933).