Mario J. Molina shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul J. Cruzen and Frank Sherwood Rowland for his work on the effect of man-made compounds such as chlorofluorocarbons on the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Dr. Molia’s research predicted the depletion of the protective ozone layer prior to the appearance and detection of ozone holes in the upper atmosphere. He was the first Mexican-born citizen to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Click here to read a short autobiography of Dr. Molina.
Click here to view a 2011 interview (32 minutes) with Dr. Molina. In this video Dr. Molina discusses what made him interested in science, his inspirations, his research, and his current activities in air quality and climate change issues.
This post was produced as part of the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Hillsborough Community College, Math and Science Division, Dale Mabry Campus.