The Organic Division congratulates Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France), J. Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL) and Bernard L. Feringa (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) who have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "their design and production of molecular machines. They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added" tools used in organic chemistry. See the Nobelprize.org for more information.
Professors Stoddart and Feringa both spoke at the 2007 NOS held at Duke University. See NOS History for the other speakers at that event as well as the rest of the NOS.
The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis are pleased to announce the speaker line-up for the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium:
- 2017 Roger Adams Awardee - Hisashi Yamamoto, Chubu University and University of Chicago
- Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute
- Martin D. Burke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Barry Carpenter, Cardiff University
- Sheila S. David, University of California, Davis
- Margaret M. Faul, Amgen
- Paul E. Floreancig, University of Pittsburgh
- Marisa C. Kozlowski, University of Pennsylvania
- Jeffrey S. Moore, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Sarah E. Reisman, California Institute of Technology
- Shana J. Sturla, ETH Zurich
- Uttam Tambar, University of Texas, Southwestern
- Paul A. Wender, Stanford University
- Tehshik P. Yoon, University of Wisconsin
The 45th National Organic Symposium will be held from Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 on the campus of the University of California, Davis.
Please join us in congratulating the following six members of the Organic Division who were selected to the 2016 class of ACS fellows: Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Ferenc Darvas, ThalesNano; Kent S. Gates University of Missouri; James S. Nowick, University of California, Irvine; David P. Rotella, Montclair State University; Melanie S. Sanford, University of Michigan. The list of all 57 of the 2016 Fellows is available here.
Professor Hisashi Yamamoto, Chubu University, Japan and The University of Chicago has been named as the recepient of the 2017 Roger Adams Award. The award address will be given at the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) to be held on Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 on the campus of the niversity of California, Davis. The Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry is sponsored by Organic Reactions, Inc. and Organic Syntheses, Inc. Other 2017 ACS Awards have also been announced.
The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2017 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Carolyn R. Bertozzi of Stanford University
Professor Bertozzi will Present her award address at the Fall 2017, 254th ACS National Meeting held August 20-24, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
More 2017 ACS National Award winners are listed on the ACS Awards Page.
We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2015 National Organic Symposium (NOS) at the University of Maryland. We are now able to release the video of Eric Ansyln's lecture from the University of Texas, Austin, which is now available free of charge to all Organic Division members from the NOS Videos' page.
We thank Dr. Marisa Kozlowski from the University Pennsylvania for her phenomenal efforts in organizing the conference, which includes having several of the NOS lectures recorded. The video of this lecture is 8th of 9 that will be released from the 44th NOS. Note, there were 15 talks...so you had to be there to see all the great chemistry.
The National Organic Symposium is the premier event sponsored by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry to highlight recent advances in organic chemistry. See the history of NOS.
The Organic Division congratulates the 346 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees for 2016. Each awardee has been sent a certificate and a letter detailing how to obtain free membership in the Division (provided the institution submitted the application by the March 15 deadline).
The Division sponsors this award program to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. To receive the award, chemistry departments select a top graduating senior student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry.
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has named Gary A. Molander – Hirschmann Makineni Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, PA – the winner of the 2016 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award. The award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Presented every other year at the divisional executive committee dinner of the Fall ACS National Meeting, the award consists of $1,500 and a cut crystal plaque.
Professor Molander received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he began his independent career as an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, rising through the ranks to professor before moving to the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Molander has a long history of service to the organic community in elected and appointed positions, both at the local and national levels. He has served the Organic Division for over 15 years as member of the Executive Committee, including as Executive Officer of the 37th National Organic Symposium, Secretary-Treasurer, and Chair of the Division. One of the most important initiatives he established, in collaboration with Andrew Evans, is the Division’s Graduate Research Symposium. This symposium was started in order to reach young DOC members and is now in its 6th year. It is considered one of the Division’s most innovative programs, and was recognized by the ACS with a ChemLuminary Award. Locally, he served as Chair of the Philadelphia Section of the ACS and the Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club. He has been on many editorial advisory boards and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Organic Letters, co-Editor-in-Chief of Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Science of Synthesis.
Professor Molander’s research interests are in the development of new synthetic methods for organic synthesis, particularly in the invention of transition metal-catalyzed protocols for the construction of carbon-carbon bonds. Professor Molander is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and has received numerous honors for his research and teaching, including an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, the Philadelphia Section Award, and The American Chemical Society Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods.
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and The Journal of Organic Chemistry are proud to announce Professor Jeffrey Johnson, as the winner of the 2016 The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award. Read more about Dr. Johnson and the award winning article.
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters are proud to announce Professor Bruce Lipshutz, University of California, Santa Barbara, as the winner of the 2016 Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award. Read more about Dr. Lipshutz and the award winning article.
The ACS Divisions of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and Organometallics are proud to announce Professor Valentine P. Ananikov as the winner of the 2016 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Lectureship. Read more about Dr. Ananikov and the award winning article.Awardees will be presented with an award at a symposium in their honor at the fall ACS National Meeting, August 21, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Division is offering Travel Awards for Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, and Faculty at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions for travel to ACS National Meetings. Application deadlines for National Meetings is November 15th for the Spring meeting and May 1st for the Fall Meeting. To learn more, see the Organic Division's Travel Award page.
The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has named Jeffrey S. Moore, Murchison-Mallory Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the 2015 Edward Leete Awardee which recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. The award is named in honor of Edward Leete who, through his contributions to science and education, fostered an appreciation and love for organic chemistry. The award was endowed in 1995 by contributions from Professor Leete's students and colleagues. Presented biannually at the divisional executive committee dinner of the Fall ACS National Meeting, the award consists of a $1500.00 cash prize, a plaque, and a citation certificate.
Who are Ron Breslow, Madeleine Joullie, K. C. Nicolaou, and Peter Stang? Of course, we know these as eminent organic chemists. But who are they as human beings? What do they have to say about such topics as: What's the best advice they've ever received? What does "balance" and "excellence" mean to them? How do they choose their projects? What is the source of their energy? What brings them the greatest joy? Have they ever been afraid and of what? Who are their heroes? These and other insights are now revealed as part of a series of short video produced as part of ORGN's Centennial celebrations in 2008. Chemical historian Jeffrey I. Seeman conducted a series of video interviews with 10 prominent organic chemists. One goal of these interviews was to reveal the human side of these scientists. Another goal was to contribute to the archives of organic chemistry. And, according to Seeman, another goal is "simply, to have fun. To enjoy and explore our range of values, breadth of experiences, and wonderful complexity as human beings." The videos can be seen at: https://www.organicdivision.org/ama/orig/EminentOrganicChemists/