The Reaxys PhD Prize

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Introducing the award

Reaxys 

The annual Reaxys PhD Prize is the leading international award recognizing the most innovative and original research produced by PhD students in the areas of Organic, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry.

Reviewed by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields, 45 finalists are initially selected with 3 of them then chosen to jointly receive the top prize. The finalists and winners are invited to present their research at the Reaxys Prize Symposium and Poster Session held within the Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conference in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

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  • Reaxys PhD Prize

    The Reaxys PhD Prize celebrates some of the very best chemistry research being undertaken around the globe.

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  • "Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer."

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Winners

 

Reaxys PhD Prize

The Reaxys PhD Prize is the only international chemistry Prize for the young generation of bright researchers. It helps to promote innovative research and build a network of future leading chemist researchers

 
Zoey Herm Zoey Herm
Separation of Hexane Isomers in a Metal-Organic Framework with Triangular Channels (Science, 2013))
University of California, Berkeley
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Dawen Niu
Dawen Niu
The aromatic ene reaction (Nature Chemistry, 2014)
University of Minnesota
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Changxia Yuan
Changxia Yuan
Metal-free oxidation of aromatic carbon–hydrogen (Nature, 2013)
University of Texas at Austin
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Background

The annual Reaxys PhD Prize is the leading international award recognizing the most innovative and original research produced by PhD students in the areas of Organic, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. Reviewed by internationally renowned experts in their respective fields, 45 finalists are initially selected with 3 of them then chosen to jointly receive the top prize. The finalists and winners are invited to present their research at the Reaxys Prize Symposium and Poster Session held within the Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conference in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Now in its 5th year, the Reaxys PhD Prize has already become the world's most important prize for Chemistry PhD Students. To-date over 1700 applications have been received from well over 400 universities from across the globe.

Selection Process

What werethe review and selection criteria?

  • Originality, innovation
  • Importance to the field
  • Applicability
  • Rigor of the approach and methodology
  • Publication quality and clarity of the article
  • Evidence of systematic and relevant background research of the literature
  • Supporting evidence (i.e. letter of recommendation and publication list)

Judges

PhD Prize 2014

The review and decision process is managed by six coordinators:

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  • Prof A. G. M. Barrett, Imperial College London
  • Prof M. Jansen, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Prof E. Nakamura, University of Tokyo
  • Prof G. Parkin, Columbia University
  • Prof B. M. Trost, Stanford University
  • Prof H. N. C. Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
 

Judges Profiles

Prof A. G. M. Barrett
Prof A. G. M. Barrett
Imperial College London
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  Prof M. Jansen
Prof M. Jansen
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
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Prof Nakamura
Prof Nakamura
University of Tokyo
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  Prof Parkin
Prof Parkin
Columbia University
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Prof Trost
Prof Trost
Stanford University
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  Prof Wong
Prof Wong
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Contact

For more information, please get in touch on the dedicated award website:

http://inspiringchemistry.reaxys.com/phdprize

Award partners

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