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The Reaxys PhD Prize is the leading prize for PhD students in chemistry around the globe. Since 2010, it celebrates talented PhD students and recent graduates doing original and innovative research in synthetic chemistry. It give access to a private network of 300+ talented chemists around the world.

2017 Reaxys PhD Prize: 45 finalists announced

The 2017 Reaxys PhD Prize 45 finalists have been announced, and are all invited to present their research at the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium on 19 and 20 October organized in Shanghai. The top finalists will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation and 3 winners will be selected that day by the members of the Reaxys Advisory Board and PhD Prize Coordinators.

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From a field of hundreds of outstanding submissions and carefully reviewed by internationally renowned experts, 45 finalists are selected and invited to the Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium. These finalists have the opportunity to present their work and the 10 shortlisted candidates selected to give 15-minute presentations. 3 winners are selected from these oral presentations by Reaxys PhD Prize Review Board.

The 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize 3 winners are:

  • Pascal Ellerbrock from the Trauner group, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
  • Jamie Hicks from the Jones group, Monash University
  • Jiheong Kang from the Aida group, University of Tokyo

The presentations were all of the highest quality. The shortlisted candidates were challenged to discuss the key aspects of their research in a crisp and critical manner. The panel of experts were impressed at the level of communication skill each of these young scientists already possesses. A cheque for $2000 was presented to each of the three winners, and they joined a list of illustrious previous winners, in the Reaxys Prize Club.

Pascal Ellerbrock from the Trauner group, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
Presentation title: Biomimetic Synthesis of Dibefurin and Epicolactone

Jamie Hicks from the Jones group, Monash University
Presentation title: Utilising Extremely Bulky Amide Ligands to Stabilise Highly Reactive Two-Coordinate Transition Metal Complexes bearing Mixed Metal-Metal Bonds

Jiheong Kang from the Aida group, University of Tokyo
Presentation title: Rational strategy for the realization of chain-growth supramolecular polymerization

For more information, please get in touch on the Reaxys PhD Prize website.