Prof. Jin-Quan Yu, a founding CCHF member based at The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded the 2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences for Chemistry from Tel Aviv University. He shares the prize with Prof. Melanie S. Sanford, from the University of Michigan, a member of another Center for Chemical Innovation, CENTC. This prize is intended to recognize and encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists.
Congratulations to both Professors Yu and Sanford!
Yu and Sanford were cited for "their seminal contributions to the catalytic functionalization of carbon-hydrogen bonds, development of practical methodologies for applications in the synthesis of of complex organic molecules and mechanistic understanding of metal-based organic transformations" by the award committe.
Jin-Quan Yu has been involved in many collaborative projects within the CCHF to explore the finer details of Palladium-catalyzed C-H Functionalization.