Robert B. Grossman
received his principal training in synthetic organic chemistry from world leaders at Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge University and has taught undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Kentucky since 1994. Dr. Grossman is the author of about 50 papers and articles concerned with the development of new synthetic methods and the total synthesis and biosynthesis of natural products. He is a co-creator of ACE Organic, a Web-based organic chemistry homework program that is currently being used by thousands of organic chemistry students every year. He is also the author of The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms (AWRORM), on which his course is based. He has taught this course at numerous ACS meetings and also at many pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Pfizer, Abbott, Lilly, and others. The Amazon.com reviews for AWRORM feature numerous testimonials (average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars) to how it helped its readers improve their mechanism-drawing skills and their career success.
Robert B. Grossman, an ACS instructor since 2006, is also interested in organic synthesis and spectroscopic identification.