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Professor Liu honored as Organometallics Young Investigator

Shih-Yuan Liu
In recognition of his impact on scientific research in organometallic chemistry, Professor Shih-Yuan Liu is the recipient of a 2014 Organometallics Young Investigator Fellowship.  He will be presenting a talk at the Organometallics Symposium held during the Fall 2014 ACS meeting in San Francisco this August.


Amir Hoveyda to receive the 2014 ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry sponsored by Aldrich Chemical Co.

Amir Hoveyda
Professor Amir H. Hoveyda, the recipient of the 2014 ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on March 18, held in conjunction with the ACS National Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

First established in 1955 to recognize and encourage creative work in synthetic organic chemistry, this major award from the ACS has been sponsored by the Aldrich Chemical Co. since 1976. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate and will be officially presented in March 2014 at an awards ceremony during the national meeting of the ACS.

The citation for the award reads: “For his design and development of new, selective, and highly powerful catalytic transformations and their application to total synthesis of complex molecules of biological significance.”

Dr. Hoveyda is the Joseph T. and Patricia Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry at Boston College and currently serves as chair of the Department of Chemistry.


2013 - 2014 Graduate Fellowships

(L-R) Fanke Meng, Zhiyong Yu, and Hilan Kaplan.
Five graduate students have received graduate fellowships for this academic year.  John LaMattina Graduate Fellowships were awarded to Hilan Kaplan (Byers Group) “Synthesis and Characterization of Bis(imino)-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Iron for Polymerization and Catalysis,” Fanke Meng (Hoveyda Group) “Cu-catalyzed Synthesis of Boron-substituted Allylcopper Complexes and their In Situ Itilities in Organic Synthesis”, and Zhiyong Yu (Morken Group)  “An Efficient Synthesis of (+)–Discodermolide: Target Inspired Reaction Development”

(L-R) Rana Kashif Khan and Michael Ardolino.
Recognized for their achievement in organic chemistry, Michael Ardolino (Morken Group) “Methodology Development and Mechanistic Studies on Palladium-catalyzed allyl-allyl and allyl-propargyl Cross Couplings" and Rana Kashif Khan (Hoveyda Group) for his project that deals with the development of Ru-based catalysts to promote highly efficient and Z-selective olefin metathesis reactions and the mechanistic elucidation of such transformations are recipients of the AstraZeneca Graduate Fellowships in Organic Chemistry.

Professor Chatterjee recipient of Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Abhishek Chatterjee
With the goal of achieving medical breakthroughs, the Smith Family Foundation supports recently appointed faculty in the field of biomedical research.  Professor Abhishek Chatterjee has recently been named as the recipient of a three-year Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research for his project "A Chemical Toolset to Investigate and Engineer Viral Infection."



Graduate Admissions News

Non-Standard Admissions: For students who would like their application to be considered outside of the usual application window and/or to begin graduate studies mid-year, please contact Dale Mahoney directly. (dale.mahoney@bc.edu)