PRN: Reaxys Announces Finalists of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize

PRN: Reaxys Announces Finalists of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize.

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Reaxys Announces Finalists of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize


NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- The Reaxys(R) PhD Prize Awards Original and Innovative Research in Organic, Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry

Reaxys today announced the 45 finalists for the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize. This most prestigious international prize is open to all students studying for (or having completed in the last 12 months) a PhD in chemistry, and recognizes research and publication excellence in organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry. Launched in January, submissions consisted of a representative peer-reviewed piece of published research, a PhD Supervisor letter of recommendation and a CV. All entries were reviewed by a board of over 70 leading international chemists and judged for originality, innovation, importance to the field, applicability, rigor of approach and publication quality.

"We received nearly 300 submissions this year," said Dr. David Evans, Scientific Affairs Director at Elsevier Properties SA. "The finalists represent the highest quality research being performed today in some of the world's leading chemistry departments. The quality and importance of the work submitted for consideration clearly reflects the growing importance of this prize to the global chemistry community. Having personally read all of these contributions, I know that the Prize Review Committee will have an extremely tough choice in identifying this year's three overall winners from this group of 45 finalists," he continued.

All finalists are invited to attend the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium and present a poster describing their research. The Symposium and Poster Session will be held at the 14 Asian Chemical Congress (, on Wednesday September 7, 2011, in Bangkok ( A travel bursary will be provided to in part support attendance and registration fees for the conference.

The final selection of the winners of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize, announced in June, 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 in early June. Each of the winners will receive a US$2000 check, and will be invited to give a paper at the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium in Bangkok. A travel bursary will be provided to support attendance and registration fees for the conference.

This year's successful finalists are:

Jenefer Alam (Nanyang Technological University), Robert Andrews (University of North Carolina), Abdulkader Baroudi (Florida State University), Vikram Bhat (University of Chicago), Alan Burns (University of York), Matthew Cain (Dartmouth College), Justin Chalker (University of Oxford), Changle Chen (University of Chicago), Karl Collins (University of Manchester), Lei Fang (Northwestern University), Anastasia Hager (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich), Xiaoyu Han (National University of Singapore), Shenshen Hu (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Masayuki Iwasaki (Kyoto University), Pankaj Jain (University of South Florida), Liqun Jin (Wuhan University), Ronen Kreizman (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Christian Andreas Kuttruff (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich), Florian Lobermann (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich), Andreas Lorbach (Goethe-University Frankfurt), Liang Qiu Lu (Central China Normal University), Ting Ma (National University of Singapore), Steven Malcolmson (Boston College), Michael Muratore (University of Oxford), Timothy Newhouse (Scripps Research Institute), Dixit Parmar (University of Manchester), Weidong Rao (Nanyang Technological University), Urs Rauwald (University of Cambridge), Alexander Reznichenko (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey), Sarah Ryan (Monash University), Subhas Samanta (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science), Corinna Schindler (ETH Zuerich), Christopher Serpell (University of Oxford), Xiao Shen (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry) Zhuangzhi Shi (Peking University), Andrey Solovyev (University of Pittsburgh), Johannes Sprafke (University of Oxford), Haichao Xu (Washington University in St. Louis), Charles Yeung (University of Toronto), Elena Zaborova (University Pierre & Marie Curie), Jason Zbieg (University of Texas at Austin), Qi Zhang (Shanghai institute of organic chemistry), Haiyan Zhao (Texas A&M University), Jun Feng Zhao (Nanyang Technological University), Qianghui Zhou (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry)

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