The 2002 Nobel Medal in Chemistry Is Home at Berea CollegeBerea College alumnus John Fenn won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to developing the electrospray ionization technique, a process to weigh large molecules. This technique has far-reaching impacts in medical research.
His Nobel medallion was gifted by his family to Berea College and now resides in the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building.
Berea College installed a Nobel Prize—won by alumnus John Fenn ’37, for his notable work in chemistry—in the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building. Science faculty, students, College officials and family members of the late Dr. Fenn gathered to hear remarks about his development of Electrospray Ionization and its impact on developing life-saving medicines.