David W.C. MacMillan has been at Princeton since 2006.READ MORE: The Aztecs 'Slowly Crush You': CBS Sports' Randy Cross Previews Fresno State-#21 San Diego State, Other Matchups
He was awarded the prize along with Benjamin List.
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The pair was cited for their work developing a new way to build molecules in an environmentally cleaner way.
The Nobel panel said both scientists independently developed this work in 2000, and noted it’s common for scientists in related fields to share the prize.MORE NEWS: FDNY Planning Big Anti-COVID Vaccine Mandate Demonstration For Thursday Morning Outside Gracie Mansion
Fellow Princeton professor Syukuro Manabe was also among those awarded the Nobel Prize for physics.