Professor Paul Chirik, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry and Associate Director of External Partnerships in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, has been awarded the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science.
The ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science honors current groundbreaking research that enables better understanding of the links among the various sub-disciplines of catalysis and also advances the field of catalysis as a whole. The lectureship is co-sponsored by the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology and the ACS Publications journal ACS Catalysis and may be awarded to an individual or a collaborative research team.
Chirik is being recognized for his contributions to catalysis with first row transition metal complexes that have had a significant impact on catalytic chemistry in the last decade, especially with approaches utilizing “redox-active” ligands to allow the first row metals to catalyze multi-electron chemical transformations. A symposium in his honor will be held at the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC.