Reaxys PhD Prize

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Reaxys PhD Prize

More than a prize. A vision.


Now in its 8th year, the Reaxys PhD Prize is the most prestigious prize recognizing young chemists’ work by celebrating the very best in chemistry research being performed worldwide.
The 45 finalists are invited to present their research at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium on 19 and 20 October organised in Shanghai. The very top finalists will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation and 3 winners will be selected that day by the members of the Reaxys Advisory Board and PhD Prize Coordinators.


Reaxys PhD Prize introduction
With submissions received from over 400 academic institutions worldwide, the Reaxys PhD Prize is the most important and recognised international Prize for young chemists. No other award will impact the development of a scientist like the Reaxys PhD Prize. Backed by an Advisory Board of internationally accomplished and authoritative chemists; receiving this award boosts careers and leads to new opportunities.


Each year hundreds of submissions are received and reviewed, from which 45 finalists are selected and awarded with:


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Invitation to present their research at the Prize Symposium where 3 winners are selected and receive $2,000 prize money

Lifelong membership to the
Prize Club, a unique, international network of 300+ chemists from all research areas and career paths

Personal and unlimited access to the rich content of Reaxys and Medicinal Chemistry

The Reaxys PhD Prize finalists are composed of talented PhD students or recent graduates who have conducted original, innovative research in synthetic chemistry and have demonstrated excellence in methodology and approach.

Selection criteria include:

  • Originality, innovation

  • Importance to the field

  • Applicability

  • Rigor of approach and methodology

  • Quality and clarity of published work

  • Supporting evidence of accomplishments (I.e., supervisor’s letter of recommendation, publication list)


Alison Wendlandt, 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize finalist, talks about the opportunity that the Prize represents and how it rewards creativity
and people who try to think out-of-the-box.


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The review and decision process is managed by the Chairs of the Review Board:
 


Watch these videos of the Reaxys Advisory Board members explaining the best reasons to submit for the Reaxys PhD Prize



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2017 Reaxys PhD Prize - 10 shortlisted candidates announced


We are pleased to announce the 10 shortlisted candidates who have been selected from this year’s Reaxys PhD Prize 45 finalists. They are invited to give oral presentations at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium on 19 and 20 October in Shanghai, China.

The oral presentation is the last step in the reviewing process of the Reaxys PhD Prize. Three winners will be chosen from these ten presentations by the members of the Reaxys Advisory Board and PhD Prize Coordinators and announced at the Symposium dinner on 20 October.

The ten shortlisted candidates who will be presenting at the 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium are:

1. Ahmed Badran from the Liu group, Harvard University
2. Joshua Barham from the Murphy group, University of Strathclyde
3. Alexander Giovannitti from the McCulloch group, Imperial College London
4. Maria Cristina Lo Giudice from the Dawson group, University College Dublin
5. Moritz Malischewski from the Seppelt group, Freie University of Berlin
6. Ryo Nakano from the Nozaki group, University of Tokyo
7. Dennis Nielsen from the Skrydstrup group, Aarhus University
8. Thomas Osberger from the White group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9. Jessica Rodriguez Villar from the Mascareñas group, University of Santiago de Compostela
10. Changchun Yuan from the Liu group, Sichuan University

Candidates have been reviewed by an external review board comprised of members of the Reaxys Advisory Board; the review criteria include the originality, innovation, applicability, importance, and rigor of the reported research. The same board of chemistry leaders will select the three winners from the oral presentations given by the ten candidates they have shortlisted.


All of the original 45 finalists from this year’s Prize are invited to attend the Symposium and present their work during a poster session.


 


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2017 Reaxys PhD Prize - 45 Finalists


We are delighted to announce the 45 finalists for this year’s Reaxys PhD Prize. As in previous years the finalists have been selected after an extensive and thorough external review process and have been supported throughout by the Prize coordinators Professors Barrett, Jansen, Nakamura, Nevado, Parkin, Trost and Wong.

This year the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium will be held in Shanghai on 19 and 20 October, 2017. The highlight of the symposium will be presentations from the very top finalists and the selection of the 3 winners based upon their presentation and review scores.

The 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize Finalists are:

Ahmed Badran from the Liu group, Harvard University.

Representative paper entitled: Continuous evolution of Bacillus thuringiensis toxins overcomes insect resistance, published in Nature, 2016

Joshua Barham from the Murphy group, University of Strathclyde.

Representative paper entitled: Contra-Thermodynamic Hydrogen Atom Abstraction in the Selective C-H Functionalization of Trialkylamine N-CH3 Groups, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Suzanne Batiste from the Johnston group, Vanderbilt University.

Representative paper entitled: Rapid synthesis of cyclic oligomeric depsipeptides with positional, stereochemical, and macrocycle size distribution control, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016

Antonio Bauzá from the Frontera group, University of Balearic Islands.

Representative paper entitled: Tetrel-Bonding Interaction: Rediscovered Supramolecular Force?, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2013

Charlotte Boott from the Pringle group, University of Bristol.

Representative paper entitled: Scalable and uniform 1D nanoparticles by synchronous polymerization, crystallization and self-assembly, published in Nature Chemistry, 2017

Anna Brezny from the Landis group, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Representative paper entitled: Unexpected CO Dependencies, Catalyst Speciation, and Single Turnover Hydrogenolysis Studies of Hydroformylation via High Pressure NMR Spectroscopy, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017

Lumen Chao from the Murata group, Kyoto University.

Representative paper entitled: Electron Deficient Tetrabenzo-Fused Pyracylene and Conversions into Curved and Planar π-Systems with Distinct Emission Behaviors, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2015

Zhe Dong from the Dong group, University of Chicago.

Representative paper entitled: Simple Amine-Directed Meta-Selective C–H Arylation via Pd/Norbornene Catalysis, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015

Brendan Fallon from the Petit group, University Pierre & Marie Curie.

Representative paper entitled: C–H Activation/Functionalization Catalyzed by Simple, Well-Defined Low-Valent Cobalt Complexes, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015

Alexander Giovannitti from the McCulloch group, Imperial College London.

Representative paper entitled: N-type organic electrochemical transistors with stability in water, published in Nature Communications, 2016

Robert Heinze from the Heretsch group, Freie University of Berlin.

Representative paper entitled: Synthesis of Strophasterol A Guided by a Proposed Biosynthesis and Innate Reactivity, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2016

Yoshihiko Iwane from the Suga group, University of Tokyo.

Representative paper entitled: Expanding the amino acid repertoire of ribosomal polypeptide synthesis via the artificial division of codon boxes, published in Nature Chemistry, 2016

Xingxing Jiang from the Lin group, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science.

Representative paper entitled: Near-zero Thermal Expansion and High Ultraviolet Transparency in a Borate Crystal of Zn4B6O13, published in Advanced Materials, 2016

Jonathan Kuo from the Norton group, Columbia University.

Representative paper entitled: Radical Isomerization and Cycloisomerization Initiated by H• Transfer, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Shogo Kuriyama from the Nishibayashi group, University of Tokyo.

Representative paper entitled: Catalytic transformation of dinitrogen into ammonia and hydrazine by iron-dinitrogen complexes bearing pincer ligand, published in Nature Communications, 2016

Hiu Lam from the George group, University of Adelaide.

Representative paper entitled: Biomimetic Total Synthesis of Hyperjapones A–E and Hyperjaponols A and C, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2016

Matthew Landry from the Burns group, Stanford University.

Representative paper entitled: Catalytic Enantioselective Dihalogenation and the Selective Synthesis of (−)-Deschloromytilipin A and (−)-Danicalipin A, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Mark Levin from the Toste group, University of California Berkeley.

Representative paper entitled: A supramolecular microenvironment strategy for transition metal catalysis, published in Science, 2015

Kuangbiao Liao from the Davies group, Emory University.

Representative paper entitled: Site-selective and stereoselective functionalization of unactivated C–H bonds, published in Nature, 2016

Maria Cristina Lo Giudice from the Dawson group, University College Dublin.

Representative paper entitled: In situ characterization of nanoparticle biomolecular interactions in complex biological media by flow cytometry, published in Nature Communications, 2016

Moritz Malischewski from the Seppelt group, Freie University of Berlin.

Representative paper entitled: Isolation and structural and electronic characterization of salts of the decamethylferrocene dication, published in Science, 2016

Koichi Nagata from the Tokitoh group, Kyoto University.

Representative paper entitled: Activation of Dihydrogen by Masked Doubly Bonded Aluminum Species, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2016

Takayuki Nakamuro from the Murakami group, Kyoto University.

Representative paper entitled: Synthesis of Enantiopure C3-Symmetric Triangular Molecules, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2017

Ryo Nakano from the Nozaki group, University of Tokyo.

Representative paper entitled: Copolymerization of carbon dioxide and butadiene via a lactone intermediate, published in Nature Chemistry, 2014

Dennis Nielsen from the Skrydstrup group, Aarhus University.

Representative paper entitled: Cooperative redox activation for carbon dioxide conversion, published in Nature Communications, 2016

Keisuke Nogi from the Tsuji group, Kyoto University.

Representative paper entitled: Carboxyzincation Employing Carbon Dioxide and Zinc Powder: Cobalt-Catalyzed Multicomponent Coupling Reactions with Alkynes, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Jennifer Obligacion from the Chirik group, Princeton University.

Representative paper entitled: Cobalt-Catalyzed C(sp2)-H Borylation: Mechanistic Insights Lead to Rational Catalyst Design, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Thomas Osberger from the White group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Representative paper entitled: Oxidative Diversification of Amino Acids and Peptides Enabled by Small Molecule Iron Catalysis, published in Nature, 2016

Harshkumar Patel from the Sigman group, University of Utah.

Representative paper entitled: Enantioselective Palladium-Catalyzed Alkenylation of Trisubstituted Alkenols To Form Allylic Quaternary Centers, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Aleksandra Pekosak from the Windhorst group, Vrije University Medical Center Amsterdam.

Representative paper entitled: Stereoselective 11C Labeling of a “Native” Tetrapeptide by Using Asymmetric Phase-Transfer Catalyzed Alkylation Reactions, published in European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017

Catherine Pitman from the Miller group, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Representative paper entitled: Aqueous Hydricity of Late Metal Catalysts as a Continuum Tuned by Ligands and the Medium, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Derrick Roberts from the Nitschke group, University of Cambridge.

Representative paper entitled: Post-assembly Modification of Tetrazine-Edged Fe(II)4L6 Tetrahedra, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015

Jessica Rodriguez Villar from the Mascareñas group, University of Santiago de Compostela.

Representative paper entitled: Anion Recognition as a Supramolecular Switch of Cell Internalization, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017

Koki Sano from the Aida group, University of Tokyo.

Representative paper entitled: Photonic water dynamically responsive to external stimuli, published in Nature Communications, 2016

Ryan Schwamm from the Coles group, Victoria University of Wellington.

Representative paper entitled: Isolation and Characterization of a Bismuth(II) Radical, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2015

Sergii Shylin from the Ksenofontov group, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

Representative paper entitled: Indefinitely stable iron(IV) cage complexes formed in water by air oxidation, published in Nature Communications, 2017

Markus Suta from the Wickleder group, University of Siegen.

Representative paper entitled: Spin Crossover of Yb2+ in CsCaX3 and CsSrX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) - A Guideline to Novel Halide-Based Scintillators, published in Advanced Functional Materials, 2017

Andy Thomas from the Denmark group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Representative paper entitled: Pre-transmetalation intermediates in the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction revealed: The missing link, published in Science, 2016

Veaceslav Vieru from the Chibotaru group, KU Leuven.

Representative paper entitled: A {CrIII2DyIII2} Single-Molecule Magnet: Enhancing the Blocking Temperature through 3d Magnetic Exchange, published in Angewandte Chemie, 2013

Min Wang from the Wen Liu group, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Representative paper entitled: Metabolic coupling of two small molecule thiols programs the biosynthesis of lincomycin A, published in Nature, 2015

Fei Wang from the Guosheng Liu group, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Representative paper entitled: Enantioselective cyanation of benzylic C–H bonds via copper-catalyzed radical relay, published in Science, 2016

Miles White from the Vela group, Iowa State University.

Representative paper entitled: Polytypism and Unique Site Preference in LiZnSb: A Superior Thermoelectric Reveals Its True Colors, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016

Kumiko Yamamoto from the Kanai group, University of Tokyo.

Representative paper entitled: Catalytic Asymmetric Iterative/Domino Aldehyde Cross-Aldol Reactions for the Rapid and Flexible Synthesis of 1,3-Polyols, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015

Sui Yang from the Zhang group, University of California Berkeley.

Representative paper entitled: Feedback-driven self-assembly of symmetry breaking optical metamaterials in solution, published in Nature Nanotechnology, 2014

Changchun Yuan from the Liu group, Sichuan University.

Representative paper entitled: Bioinspired Total Synthesis of Bolivianine: A Diels− Alder/Intramolecular Hetero-Diels−Alder Cascade Approach, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013

 

 



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Submission Requirements

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize closed on 13 March 2017.

Reaxys PhD Prize Submission requirementsTo submit an application, you must meet the following rules and requirements:

  • The Reaxys PhD Prize is open to students currently in a PhD program or who completed their PhD after 1 January of current year.

  • Consideration is given to all areas of chemistry; however, areas of synthetic chemistry (e.g., organic, inorganic, organometallic, coordination, medical, materials, and polymer chemistry) are emphasized.

  • Applications from only one candidate per research group can be accepted.

  • Completed applications must be submitted online and must consist of:

    1. An example of an accepted, peer-reviewed article that primarily showcases your work.

    2. Your CV (resumé)

    3. A letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor. The letter should include:

      • An overview of your qualifications and details about your achievements during your PhD studies.

      • A description of your role in the research submitted, highlighting specifically your contribution to the paper included in the application.

  • Applicants who have submitted for the Prize in previous year(s) must submit a new paper that features new and innovative research.


Do you have any questions regarding the Reaxys PhD Prize? Contact Us.

 



Previous Finalists and Winners of the Reaxys PhD Prize

Reaxys PhD Prize previous years finalists

Each year, from hundreds of submissions, 45 talented finalists are chosen to present their research at the Reaxys Prize Symposium. From them, three winners are selected and win $2,000. All finalists and winners gain access to the exclusive Reaxys Prize Club.

Read about the research of these exceptional chemists who are pushing the boundaries and defining the future of chemistry.

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2016 Winners:

Pascal Ellerbrock - 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner Jamie Hicks - 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner Jiheong Kang - 2015 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner

Pascal Ellerbrock

Jamie Hicks

Jiheong Kang

Article:An Eight-Step Synthesis of Epicolactone Reveals its Biosynthetic Origin

Journal: Nature Chemistry, 2015

PhD University: Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich

Supervisor:Prof Dirk Trauner

Article: A Two-Coordinate Manganese(0) Complex with an Unsupported Mn–Mg Bond: Allowing Access to Low Coordinate Homo- and Heterobimetallic Compounds

Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014

PhD University: Monash University

Supervisor: Prof Cameron Jones

Article: A rational strategy for the realization of chain-growth supramolecular polymerization

Journal: Science, 2015

PhD University: University of Tokyo

Supervisor:Prof Takuzo Aida


2016 Finalists:


Laura Ackerman
Xiangzhao Ai
Dalal Alezi
Nickolas Anderson
Sukdev Bag
Cyril Bucher
Nicholas Calta
Yuxiang Chen
Chuyang Cheng
Nicholas Chilton
Lauren Doyle
Samuel Drew
Pascal Ellerbrock
Priyabrata Ghana
Ryan Gianatassio
Sebastian Grundner
Fathy Hassan
Jamie Hicks
Alexander Hinz
Sarah Holliday
Cedric Hugelshofer
Matthias Hussong
Jiheong Kang
Isaac Kimsey
Koji Kubota
Matthias Leiendecker
Houhua Li
Jarad Mason
Yusuke Masuda
Yudai Matsuda
Manish Mishra
Mattia Monaco
Kei Muto
Amit Nagarkar
Masaya Nakajima
Eric Newcomb
Hiroya Oshima
Quanquan Pang
Liam Sharninghausen
Megan Shaw
Robert Straker
Yu Sun
Conghui Tang
Alison Wendlandt
Tomoki Yoneda



2015 Winners:

Andrew Jupp - 2015 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner John Tellis - 2015 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner Shinnosuke Uno - 2015 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner

Andrew Jupp

John Tellis

Shin-nosuke Uno

Article: Phosphinecarboxamide: A Phosphorus-Containing Analogue of Urea and Stable Primary Phosphine

Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013

PhD University: University of Oxford

Supervisor: Prof Jose Goicoechea

Article: Single-electron transmetalation in organoboron cross-coupling by photoredox/nickel dual catalysis

Journal: Science, 2014

PhD University: University of Pennsylvania

Supervisor: Prof Gary Molander

Article: A spontaneously blinking fluorophore based on intramolecular spirocyclization for live-cell super-resolution imaging

Journal: Nature Chemistry, 2014

PhD University: University of Tokyo

Supervisor: Prof Yasuteru Urano


2015 Finalists:



Jonathan Bauer
Keith Bentley
Nicholas Bruno
Matthew Burns
Cecilia Casadei
Pavla Eliasova
Patrick Fier
Meng Gao
Alvaro Gutierrez Bonet
William Hart-Cooper
Hiroki Hayashi
Jian He
Tomohiro Higashino
Yunzhe Jiao
Andrew Jupp
Eric Keske
Alexander Kilpatrick
Sandra King
Peter Korevaar
Matthew Langton
Hsin-Yu Lee
Gang Li
Lauren Longobardi
Javier López Andarias
Titus Masese
Chiara Musumeci
Steven O'Sullivan
Kelli Ogawa
Henry Pepper
Brandon Rosen
Tanmoy Saha
Alexander Schoedel
Sivaprakash Sengodan
Indranil Sinha
John Tellis
Shigenobu Umemiya
Daiki Umeyama
Shin-nosuke Uno
Amit Vernekar
Xiao-Ye Wang
Jens Willwacher
Tomohiro Yasukawa
Chenjie Zeng
Taotao Zou
Thorsten vom Stein



2014 Winners:

Dawen Niu - 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner Changxia Yuan - 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize Winner

Zoey Herm

Dawen Niu

Changxia Yuan

Article: Separation of Hexane Isomers in a Metal-Organic Framework with Triangular Channels

Journal: Science, 2013

PhD University: University of California, Berkeley

Supervisor: Prof Jeffrey Long

Article: The aromatic ene reaction

Journal: Nature Chemistry, 2014

PhD University: University of Minnesota

Supervisor: Prof Thomas Hoye

Article: Metal-free oxidation of aromatic carbon–hydrogen

Journal: Nature, 2013

PhD University: University of Texas at Austin

Supervisor: Prof Dionicio Siegel


2014 Finalists:



Liam Ball
Richard Brimioulle
Allan Jay Cardenas
William Chance
Fanny Cherblanc
Fabio Denis Romero
Bernd Elsler
Chao Feng
Tomohiro Fukushima
Lydia Gilday
Craig Gorin
Paul Gormisky
Nicholas Green
Zoey Herm
Stephen Ho
Takahiro Horibe
Shaowei Hu
Todd Hyster
Nicholas Isley
Xavier Just-Baringo
Ji-Woong Lee
Hee Nam Lim
David Liptrot
Qingquan Lu
Mukesh Mahajan
Steve McKerrall
Haruki Mizoguchi
Sanjog Nagarkar
Dawen Niu
Haruka Omachi
Kasper Pedersen
Peter Rayner
Michael Schedler
Scott Semproni
Samudra Sengupta
Kohei Takahashi
Arnau Verdaguer Casadevall
Anna Wagner
Xi Wang
Baihua Ye
Xie Yinjun
Changxia Yuan
Taiga Yurino
Martin Zahel
You-Quan Zou



2013 Winners :

Martin Donakowski

Max Hansmann

Johannes Heppekausen

Article: The role of polar, lamdba (Λ)-shaped building units in noncentrosymmetric inorganic structures.

Journal:Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012

University:Northwestern University

Supervisor:Prof Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

Article:Mechanistic Switch in Dual Gold Catalysis of Diynes: C(sp3)–H Activation through Bifurcation — Vinylidene versus Carbene Pathways

Journal:Angewandte Chemie, 2013

University:University of Heidelberg

Supervisor:Prof A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Article:Optimized Synthesis, Structural Investigations, Ligand Tuning and Synthetic Evaluation of Silyloxy-Based Alkyne Metathesis Catalysts

Journal:Chemistry a European Journal, 2012

University:Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

Supervisor:Prof Alois Fürstner


2013 Finalists:



Sergey Adonin
Christopher M. Bates
Parijat Borah
Andrew Cairns
Christopher Caputo
Pradip Chakraborty
Hiroaki Chiba
Daniel Cohen
Laurent Debien
Fabian Ehret
Albert Fahrenbach
Daishi Fujita
Ke Gao
Chuan He
Kenji Hirai
Yohei Ishida
Andreas Kaiser
Tzu-Pin Lin
Wei Lv
Emma McInturff
Bill Morandi
Shunsuke Oishi
Sebastian Pike
Xin Qian
Daniel Robbins
Dragos Rosca
Ramya Sambasivan
Santanu Sarkar
Sebastian Schmidt
Mette Schmøkel
Mika Shiramizu
Katsuhiko Takeuchi
Gaël Ung
Kevin Williamson
Gene Wong
Yuzhou Wu
Xu Xue
Xiaoyu Yang
Da-Gang Yu
Rong Zeng
Gen Zhang
Shaoguang Zhang



2012 Winners:

Gregory Hamilton
Debashis Mandal
Craig Stivala
Article: A Powerful Chiral Counterion Strategy for Asymmetric Transition Metal Catalysis
Journal: Science, 2007
University: University of California, Berkeley
Supervisor: Prof. Dean Toste
Article:Synthesis of Dragmacidin D via Direct C–H Couplings
Journal:Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011
University: Nagoya University
Supervisor: Prof. Kenichiro Itami
Article: Highly Enantioselective Direct Alkylation of Arylacetic Acids with Chiral Lithium Amides as Traceless Auxiliaries
Journal:Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011
University:University of California, Santa Barbara
Supervisor: Prof. Armen Zakarian

2012 Finalists:



Crisita Atienza Marie-Gabrielle Braun Sarah Bronner
David Bunck Yunfei Cai Mesut Cakmak
Andy Chapman Stefan Benson Nicholas Evans
Charles Frazier Niankai Fu Fang Gao
Thomas Gøgsig Durga Prasada Rao Hari Phillip Inglesby
Tomohiro Iwai Justin Kim Andrew Kyle
Paraskevi Lagaditis Chi Chung Lee Alastair Lennox
Zhi Li Felicitas Lips Min Lu
Jie Luo Matthew MacDonald Steffen Müller
Kei Murakami Kyungsu Na Yuki Naganawa
Wesley Sattler Joerg Schrittwieser Tae Ho Shin
Kenji Sumida Basker Sundararaju Takayuki Tanaka
Ryo Tanaka Philipp Winter Miao Yu
Wei Zhang Fangrui Zhong Zhiwei Zuo



2011 Winners:

Vikram Bhat
Steven Malcolmson
Dixit Parmar
Article: Total Synthesis of N - Methylwelwitindolinone D Isonitrile
Journal, Year: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011
University: University of Chicago
Supervisor: Prof. Viresh Rawal
Article: Highly Efficient Molybdenum - Based Catalysts for Enantioselective Alkene Metathesis
Journal, Year: Nature, 2008
University: Boston College
Supervisor: Prof. Amir Hoveyda
Article: Reductive cyclisation cascades of lactones using SmI2-H2O
Journal, Year: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011
University: University of Manchester
Supervisor: Prof. David Procter

2011 Finalists:



Jenefer Alam Robert Andrews Abdulkader Baroudi
Alan Burns Matthew Cain Justin Chalker
Changle Chen Karl Collins Lei Fang
Anastasia Hager Xiaoyu Han Shenshen Hu
Masayuki Iwasaki Pankaj Jain Liqun Jin
Ronen Kreizman Christian Andreas Kuttruff Florian Löbermann
Andreas Lorbach Liang-Qiu Lu Ting Ma
Michael Muratore Timothy Newhouse Weidong Rao
Urs Rauwald Alexander Reznichenko Sarah Ryan
Subhas Samanta Corinna Schindler Christopher Serpell
Xiao Shen Zhuangzhi Shi Andrey Solovyev
Johannes Sprafke Haichao Xu Charles Yeung
Elena Zaborova Jason Zbieg Qi Zhang
Haiyan Zhao Jun Feng Zhao Qianghui Zhou





2010 Winners:

Thomas Maimone
Hiroyuki Miyamura
Robert Phipps
Article: Total Synthesis of Vinigro
Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society
University: The Scripps Research Institute
Supervisor: Prof. Phil S. Baran
Article: Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols at Room Temperature and Atmospheric Conditions Catalyzed by Reusable Gold Nanoclusters Stabilized by the Benzene Rings of Polystyrene Derivatives
Journal: Angewandte Chemie
University: University of Tokyo
Supervisor: Prof. Shu Kobayashi
Article: RA Meta-Selective Copper-Catalyzed CH Bond Arylation
Journal: Science
University: University of Cambridge
Supervisor: Prof.Matthew Gaunt


2010 Finalists:



Victoria Blair Justin Chalker Justin Christy
Nicholas Deprez Guangbin Dong Alessandro D'Urso
Brett Fors Xiao Fu Takeru Furuya
Stefan Graber Yuan Han Takanori Iwasaki
Liqun Jin Michael Katz Florian Kessler
Bala Krishna Juluri Ravi Kumar Rohit Kumar Sharma
Connor Martin Teresa Martinez del Campo Megan Matthews
Paul Mcgonigal David Michaelis Evan Miller
Thomas Moss Devon Mundal Julia Neumann
Tobias Seiser Ponminor Senthil Kumar Lauren Sirois
Christof Sparr Jason Spruell Yuto Sumida
Kosuke Suzuki Giulia Tagliabue Jason Thomas
Hirofumi Ueda Akira Ueda Oleg Vechorkin
Dieter Weber Peter Wich Akira Yada