Reaxys® Announces Finalists of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize

           Reaxys® Announces Finalists of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize

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  NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland, June 6, 2013

NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

   The Reaxys PhD Prize awards original and innovative research in organic,
                    organometallic and inorganic chemistry

Reaxys today announced the 45 finalists for the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize . This
highly prestigious international prize is open to all students studying for
(or having completed in the last 12 months) a PhD in chemistry. The prize
recognizes research and publication excellence in chemistry. Entries were
reviewed by a board of leading international chemists and judged for
originality, innovation, importance to the field, applicability, rigor of
approach and publication quality.

The 45 selected finalists are:

Sergey Adonin, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry; Christopher M.
Bates, University of Texas; Parijat Borah, Nanyang Technological University;
Andrew Cairns, University of Oxford; Christopher Caputo, University of
Toronto; Pradip Chakraborty, University of Geneva; Hiroaki Chiba, Kyoto
University; Daniel Cohen, Northwestern University; Laurent Debien, Ecole
Polytechnique, Paris; Martin Donakowski, Northwestern University; Fabian
Ehret, University of Stuttgart; Albert Fahrenbach, Northwestern University;
Daishi Fujita, University of Tokyo; Ke Gao, Nanyang Technological; University;
Max Hansmann, University of Heidelberg; Chuan He, Wuhan University; Johannes
Heppekausen, TU Dortmund; Kenji Hirai, Kyoto University; Yohei Ishida, Tokyo
Metropolitan University; Andreas Kaiser, University of Stuttgart; Tzu-Pin Lin,
Texas A&M University; Wei Lv, Tianjin University; Emma McInturff, University
of Texas; Bill Morandi, ETH Zürich; Shunsuke Oishi, Nagoya University;
Sebastian Pike, University of Oxford; Xin Qian, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris;
Daniel Robbins, University of Illinois; Dragos Rosca, University of East
Anglia; Ramya Sambasivan, Rice University; Santanu Sarkar, University of
California, Riverside; Sebastian Schmidt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology;
Mette Schmøkel, Aarhus University; Mika Shiramizu, University of California,
Berkeley; Katsuhiko Takeuchi, University of Tsukuba; Gaël Ung, University of
California, San Diego; Kevin Williamson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Gene
Wong, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Yuzhou Wu, University of Ulm; Xu Xue,
University of South Florida; Xiaoyu Yang, Shanghai Institute of Organic
Chemistry; Da-Gang Yu, Peking University; Rong Zeng, Zhejiang University; Gen
Zhang, Lanzhou University; Shaoguang Zhang, Peking University.

"Now in its fourth year the Reaxys PhD Prize is truly a premier international
prize. We received over 580 submissions this year spread across the chemistry
disciplines, from over 60 countries," said Dr. David Evans, Scientific Affairs
Director at Reed Elsevier Properties SA. "These 45 finalists join a growing
list of some of the rising stars in the chemistry world. Each year we invite
the finalists to join the Reaxys Prize Club; promoting networking and
collaboration. The club currently includes 135 similar minded individuals,
including nearly 20 Assistant Professors, for this year's finalists this is an
amazing opportunity to connect with some close peers.

All finalists are invited to attend and present their work at the Reaxys PhD
Prize Symposium and Poster Session which will be held at the inaugural Reaxys
Inspiring Chemistry Conference, Grindelwald, Switzerland, September 22 - 24,
2013. A travel bursary will be provided to support attendance and registration
fees for the conference.

The three winners of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize will be selected by the Reaxys
PhD prize committee:

Professor A. G. M. Barrett, Imperial College London Professor Dr M. Jansen,
Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart Professor E. Nakamura, University of Tokyo
Professor G. Parkin, Columbia University, New York Professor B. M. Trost,
Stanford University Professor H. N. C. Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Winners will be announced mid-June and will each receive $2000 and will be
invited to present their research at the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium in

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