Martin D. Burke, Ph.D., M.D., has been chosen from a slate of outstanding young chemists nominated by 11 ACS Divisions to present this plenary lecture at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis on Monday, September 9, 2013.
Beginning in 2013, one Kavli Emerging Leader Lecture is being presented as a plenary event at each ACS National Meeting by an outstanding chemical scientist who is less than 10 years past receipt of his/her Ph.D. and is under 40 years old. The lecturers are distinguished younger scientists who are highly regarded by their peers for significant contributions to areas of chemistry or related multidisciplinary areas of chemistry.
Dr. Burke, an associate professor of chemistry and an Early Career Scientist in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was nominated by the Division of Organic Chemistry. His lecture will lay out a bold and transformative vision for systematizing and fully automating the process of small molecule synthesis. We congratulate Dr. Burke!