Reaxys Announces Winners of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize

            Reaxys Announces Winners of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize

  PR Newswire

  NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland, July 3, 2013

NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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

Reaxys ® , a unique workflow solution for chemistry research, has today
announced the winners of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize . Awarding innovative and
original research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry, the
Reaxys PhD Prize celebrates top research conducted by leading young chemists
across the globe.

The 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize Winners are:

  *Martin Donakowski from the Poeppelmeier group at Northwestern University,
  *Max Hansmann from the Hashmi group at University of Heidelberg, Germany
  *Johannes Heppekausen from the Fürstner group at the Max-Planck Institute,
    Mülheim, Germany

The winners were selected from 45 finalists by the Chairs of the Reaxys PhD
Prize's review board: Professors Tony Barrett (Imperial College London, UK),
Eiichi Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan), Gerard Parkin (Columbia
University, New York, USA), Martin Jansen (Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart,
Germany), Barry Trost (Stanford University, USA) and Henry Wong (Chinese
University Hong Kong, Hong Kong).

"Since its inception in 2010 there has been an ever increasing number of
superb applications for the Reaxys PhD Prize. Whilst this has provided the
review board with an immense task of selecting the top three candidates, their
efforts have been rewarded by the delight of reading such elegant creative
synthetic chemistry," said Professor Barrett. "There is no doubt that the
future global strength of chemistry is securely based on a cohort of
outstanding young scientists, who are all a credit to our subject and to their
own universities. I look forward to personally interacting with members of the
Reaxys Prize Club, a most select society."

This year a record of 581 submissions were received from nearly 400
universities across the globe. Submissions consisted of a representative,
peer-reviewed published research paper accompanied by a PhD's supervisor
recommendation letter and CV. Entries were closely scrutinized by a review
board of over 100 international chemists from academia and industry. The
reviewers judged the entries for originality, innovation, importance to the
field, applicability, rigor of approach and publication quality.

The three winners and 42 remaining finalists have been invited to attend the
Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conference which will be held in Grindelwald,
Switzerland, September 22 - 24, 2013 where they will be given the opportunity
to present their research.

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