Elsevier, Inc. Release: Reaxys Announces Finalists of the 2012 Reaxys PhD Prize

NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

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

Reaxys today announced the 45 finalists for the 2012 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 organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry. All entries were reviewed by a board of more than 80 leading international chemists and judged for originality, innovation, importance to the field, applicability, rigor of approach and publication quality.

"The Reaxys PhD Prize is the premier prize celebrating the very best research being performed by young chemists at the world's leading chemistry departments" said Dr. David Evans, Scientific Affairs Director at Reed Elsevier Properties SA. "We received over 350 submissions. These 45 finalists represent the chemistry stars of the future. Having seen the reviews and read the submissions I know that identifying this year's overall three winners from these finalists will be extremely tough for the Reaxys PhD Prize Committee".

All finalists are invited to attend and present their work at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium which will be held at the 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, on Sunday August 19 2012, in Philadelphia, USA. A travel bursary will be provided to support attendance and registration fees for the conference.

The final selection of the winners of the 2012 Reaxys PhD Prize, will be made by the Reaxys PhD Prize Committee who are all members of the Reaxys Advisory Board:

Prof. A. G. M. Barrett, Imperial College London

Prof. B. M. Trost, Stanford University

Prof. H. N. C. Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The three winners will be announced mid-June. Each of the winners will receive a $2000 check, and will be invited to give a paper at the 2012 Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium.

This year's successful finalists are:

Crisita Atienza, (Princeton University), Marie-Gabrielle Braun, (Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau), Sarah Bronner, (University of California, Los Angeles), David Bunck, (Cornell University), Yunfei Cai, (Sichuan University), Mesut Cakmak, (Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich), Andy Chapman, (University of Bristol), Stefan Benson, (MaxPlanck Institut für Kohlenforschung/ Technical University Dortmund), Nicholas Evans, (University of Oxford), Charles Frazier, (University of California, Santa Barbara), Niankai Fu, (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Fang Gao, (Boston College), Thomas Gøgsig, (Aarhus University), Gregory L Hamilton, (University of California, San Francisco), Durga Prasada Rao Hari, (Universitaet Regensburg), Phillip Inglesby, (University of Liverpool), Tomohiro Iwai, (Kyoto University), Justin Kim, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Andrew Kyle, (University of Oxford), Paraskevi Lagaditis, (University of Toronto), Chi Chung Lee, (University of California, Irvine), Alastair Lennox, (University of Bristol), Zhi Li, (The University of Chicago), Felicitas Lips, (University of Marburg), Min Lu, (Nanyang Technological University), Jie Luo, (National University of Singapore), Matthew R. MacDonald, (University of California, Irvine), Debashis Mandal, (Nagoya University), Steffen Müller, (University of Köln), Kei Murakami, (Kyoto University), Kyungsu Na, (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), Yuki Naganawa, (Kyoto University), Wesley Sattler, (Columbia University), Joerg Schrittwieser, (University of Graz), Tae Ho Shin, (Kyushu University), Craig Stivala, (University of California, Santa Barbara), Kenji Sumida, (University of California, Berkeley), Basker Sundararaju, (Université de Rennes 1 , Rennes, France), Takayuki Tanaka, (Kyoto University), Ryo Tanaka, (The University of Tokyo), Philipp Winter, (Dortmund University of Technology), Miao Yu, (Boston College), Wei Zhang, (The University of Tokyo), Fangrui Zhong, (National University of Singapore), Zhiwei Zuo, (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences).

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