Celebrating outstanding young chemists

The Reaxys PhD Prize recognizes accomplished young chemists for innovative and rigorous research. This global competition is open to anyone who is doing or has recently completed a PhD in any discipline of chemistry.

Discover more about the world's highest accolade for ambitious early-career chemistry researchers.

A unique global competition judged by world-renowned chemists

The opportunity to join an exclusive community of chemists

The chance to present your research to an audience of your peers

An internationally recognized award for high-quality research

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The Reaxys PhD Prize 2019

Open to PhD students in the chemical sciences, the Reaxys PhD Prize is a great way to gain recognition for your research. Submissions are judged by the Review Board, a group of highly respected and internationally renowned chemists. Don’t miss your opportunity — make sure you have all the details on how and when to apply!

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The Reaxys Prize Club

The 45 finalists of each edition of the Prize receive lifelong membership in the Reaxys Prize Club, an exclusive international network of chemists from all research areas and career paths. With events and a private forum, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with the 350+ members of the Club!

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The Reaxys PhD Prize Symposium

Each edition of the Reaxys PhD Prize closes with the Symposium, where the shortlisted finalists present their research and the Review Board decides on the 3 winners. The Symposium is a celebratory gathering with special events, a keynote presentation, a gala dinner and of course, the awards ceremony!

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The Reaxys Advisory Board

The Reaxys Advisory Board members are all internationally recognized leaders in chemistry, visionary scientists and influential researchers. They are committed to cultivating the enormous potential and supporting the creativity and perspectives of outstanding young chemists and guiding the efforts of the Reaxys PhD Prize organizers.

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Our 2017 winners

In Shanghai in October 2017, these three young chemists were awarded the Reaxys PhD Prize 2017. They were chosen after each of the 10 shortlisted finalists gave 15-minute presentations describing the essence of their research. They proved to have all the skills and talent expected from a Reaxys PhD Prize winner.

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Dr. Joshua Barham from the Murphy group, University of Strathclyde

Presentation title: Contra-thermodynamic hydrogen atom transfer: the selective N-CH3 functionalization of trialkylamines

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Dr. Moritz Malischewski from the Seppelt group, Freie Universität Berlin

Presentation title: Organometallic chemistry in superacids

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Dr. Changchun Yuan from the Liu group, Sichuan University
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Presentation title: Total syntheses of bolivianine, sarcandrolide J and shizukaol D: inspired but not limited by nature

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