Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Prof. Jean M. J. Fréchet

Jean M. J. Fréchet, Ph.D.

  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
    18 August 1944

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 2013 Japan Prize

  • Field:
    Materials and Production
  • Achievement:
    Development of chemically amplified resist polymer materials for innovative semiconductor manufacturing process
  • Lecture:
    Chemistry for Lithography

Major Honors

1986 American Chemical Society, Doolittle Award
1996 American Chemical Society, ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science
1999 Society of Imaging Science and Technology, Kosar Memorial Award
2000 Elected Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
2000 Elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering
2000 Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences
2000 American Chemical Society, ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry
2001 American Chemical Society, Cope Scholar Award
2005 Chemical Communications 40th Anniversary Award
2005 Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Service of the Public.
2006 Macro Group UK Medal
2007 Dickson Prize in Science
2007 Arthur C. Cope Award American Chemical Society
2009 Herman Mark Award, American Chemical Society
2009 Nagoya Gold Medal
2010 Elected to Academia Europaea
2010 Society of Polymer Science of Japan, International Award
2010 Erasmus Medal of the Academia Europaea
2010 Grand Prix de la Maison de la Chimie (Paris)

Academic Degrees

1967 Ingenieur-Chimiste, Institut de Chimie et Physique Industrielles, Lyon, France
1971 State University of New York, Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry
1971 Syracuse University, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry

Professional Career

1973-1982 Associate/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada
1979 and 1983 Visiting Scientist, IBM San Jose Research Center
1982-1987 Professor of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
1983-1987 Vice-Dean Graduate Studies & Research, University of Ottawa
1987-1995 IBM Professor of Chemistry, Cornell University
1993-1997 Peter J. Debye Chair of Chemistry, Cornell University
1996-2011 Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, H. Rapoport
Chair of Organic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
2011-2013 Professor of the Graduate School, University of California,Berkeley
2000-2011 Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2003-2011 Scientific Director, the Molecular Foundry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2010-Present Vice-President for Research, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

Major Publications

  • Frechet, J. M. J. Ito, H. Willson, C. G. Sensitive Deep UV Resist Incorporating Chemical Amplification. Proceedings Microcircuit Engineering 1982, Grenoble, 260.
  • Willson, C. G. Ito, H. Fréchet, J. M. J. Chemical Amplification in the Design of Polymers for Resist Application. Proceedings Microcircuit Engineering 1982, Grenoble, 251.
  • Fréchet, J.M.J.; Eichler, E.; Willson, C.G.; Ito, H. Poly(p-t- butoxycarbonyl styrene): a Convenient Precursor to p-hydroxystyrene Resins. Polymer, 1983, 24, 995-1000.
  • C. G. Willson, H. Ito, J. M. J. Fréchet, T. G. Tessier, F. M. Houlihan, Approaches toward the design of radiation-sensitive polymeric imaging systems with improved sensitivity and resolution. J. Electrochem. Soc., 133, 181 (1986)
  • Fréchet, J.M.J.; Bouchard, F.; Houlihan, F.M.; Kryczka, B.; Eichler, E.; Willson, C.G.; Clecak, N. A new approach to imaging systems incorporating chemical amplification: synthesis and preliminary evaluation of novel resists based on tertiary copolycarbonates. J. Imaging Science, 1986, 30, 59-64.
  • Houlihan, F.M.; Bouchard, F.; Fréchet, J.M.J.; Willson, C.G. Thermally Depolymerizable Polycarbonates.II. Synthesis of Novel Linear Tertiary Copolycarbonates by Phase-Transfer Catalysis. Macromolecules 1986, 19, 13-19.
  • Fréchet, J.M.J.; Bouchard, F.; Eichler, E.; Houlihan, F.M.; Iizawa, T.; Kryczka, B.; Willson, C.G. Thermally Depolymerizable Polycarbonates. V. Acid Catalyzed Thermolysis of Allylic and Benzylic Polycarbonates: A New Route to Resist Imaging. Polymer Journal, 1987, 19, 31-49.
  • MacDonald, S.A.; Allen, R.D.; Clecak, N.J.; Willson, C.G.; Fréchet, J.M.J. A two-layer Resist System Derived from Trimethylsilylstyrene. Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 1986, 631, 28-33.
  • Fréchet, J.M.J.; Eichler, E.; Stanciulescu, M.; Iizawa, T.; Bouchard, F.; Houlihan, F.M.; Willson, C.G. Acid-Catalyzed Thermolytic Depolymerization of Polycarbonates: A New Approach to Dry Developing Resist Materials. ACS Symposium Series, 1987, 346-56.
  • Ito, H.; Willson, C.G.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Positive/Negative Mid UV Resists with High Thermal Stability. Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 1987, 771, 24-31.
  • Hawker, C.J.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Preparation of Polymers with Controlled Molecular Architecture: A New Convergent Approach to Dendritic Macromolecules. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 7638-47.
  • Fréchet, J.M.J.; Kryczka, B.; Matuszczcak, S.; Reck, B.; Stanciulescu, M.; Willson, C.G. Chemically Amplified Imaging Materials Based on Acid-Catalyzed Reactions of Polyesters or Electrophilic Crosslinking Processes. J. Photopolymer Science and Technology 1990, 3, 235-248.
  • Cameron, J.F.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Photogeneration of Organic Bases From o-Nitrobenzyl Derived Carbamates. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991, 113, 4303-4313.
  • Svec, F.; Fréchet, J.M.J. Novel Continuous Rods of Macroporous Polymer as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Separation Media. Analytical Chemistry 1992, 64, 820-822.
  • Fréchet, J.M.J. Functional Polymers and Dendrimers: Reactivity, Molecular Architecture, and Interfacial Energy. Science, 1994, 263, 1710-1715.
  • MacDonald, S. A.. Wilson, C. G Fréchet, J. M. J. Chemical Amplification in High-Resolution Imaging System. Acc. Chem. Res., 27, 151 (1994).
  • Murthy, N.; Xu, M.C.; Schuck, S.; Kunisawa, J,; Shastri, N.; Fréchet, J.M.J; A New Macromolecular Delivery Vehicle for Protein-Based Vaccines: Acid DegradableProtein Loaded Microgels.2003, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2003, 100, 4995-5000.
  • Thompson, B. C.; Fréchet, J.M.J; Polymer-fullerene composite solar cells. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 58-77.
  • Fox, M.E.; Szoka, F.C.; Fréchet, J.M.J.; Soluble polymer carriers for the treatment of cancer: the importance of molecular architecture. Accounts Chem. Res. 2009. 42, 1141-1151.
  • Beaujuge, Pierre M.; Fréchet, Jean M. J. Molecular Design and Ordering Effects in pi-Functional Materials for Transistor and Solar Cell Applications. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 20009-20029
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