Introducing the award
Starting in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications, awarded annually. The award honours the memory of the founding Co-Chairmen of the Tetrahedron publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward.
The award consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary amount.
The Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry was established in 1980 by the Executive Board of Editors and the Publisher of Tetrahedron Publications. It is intended to honour the memory of the founding co-Chairmen of these publications, Professor Sir Robert Robinson and Professor Robert Burns Woodward.
The Tetrahedron Prize is awarded on an annual basis for creativity in Organic Chemistry or Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. The prize consists of a gold medal, a certificate, and a monetary award of US $10,000. It is awarded to an Organic or Medicinal Chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. On some occasions, the Prize may be awarded jointly to two winners in which case two medals are presented. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Tetrahedron or Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in their honour.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2016 TETRAHEDRON PRIZE ARE CLOSED
To nominate candidates, please send a document (as PDF) containing the following elements:
- The nominee’s name and current affiliation and/or contact details
- The nominee’s website
- A biographical sketch
- A summary of the nominee's past achievements (up to 1500 words)
- Description why he/she should be considered for award
- A list of no more than 25 of the nominee’s key publications
- Name, affiliation and contact details of the person making the nomination.
If you would like to support an existing nomination please send a seconding letter (as PDF) containing the following elements:
- A summary of achievements & why the nominee should be considered for this award (max 1500 words).
Please send all nominations and seconding letters to Emily Djock (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Should you have any questions concerning the award, please contact the Publisher, Jan Willem Wijnen, at email@example.com
The award honors significant original, creative contributions to the field of Organic Chemistry. The award is presented to an organic chemist who has made significant original contributions to the field, in its broadest sense. On some occasions, the award may be jointly awarded to two winners, in which case two medals are presented. The winner is expected to write an appropriate article for Tetrahedron as part of a Symposium-in-Print compiled in recognition of the award.
An executive board of 25 editors select from a pool of nominations and all vote for a top five. The rotating committee (5 people from the executive board) vote and select a winner. All entries need to be nominated by external scientists. Nominations can be updated and renewed every year and will remain valid for three years after the last renewal.
If you have any questions please contact: Jan Willem Wijnen, firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner of the 2016 award is:
Prof.dr. Ben L. Feringa
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Elsevier and the Board of Executive Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series are pleased to announce that the 2016 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry has been awarded to Prof.dr. Ben L. Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He receives the award for his outstanding contributions to organic chemistry.
Professor Feringa said, “Winning the Tetrahedron Prize is not only a great honor for me personally, but also for my team of excellent young students and coworkers whom I have worked alongside over the years and are responsible for many discoveries in our labs. This is a very prestigious prize and I am extremely grateful to the giants in our field who have acted as a source of inspiration throughout my career and whose shoulders I stand on to continue the tradition of excellence in Organic Chemistry.”
Robert H. Grubbs; Dieter Seebach
Kyriacos C. Nicolaou
Peter B. Dervan
Henri B. Kagan
David A. Evans; Teruaki Mukaiyama
Stuart L. Schreiber
Alan R. Battersby; A. Ian Scott
Ryoji Noyori; K. Barry Sharpless
William S. Johnson
Michael J. S. Dewar
Arthur J. Birch
Elias J. Corey