Reaxys Announces Finalists of the 2011 Reaxys PhD Prize

By Elsevier, PRNE
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, May 26, 2011 -

- 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
), Vikram Bhat (University of Chicago), Alan Burns (University of
York), Matthew Cain (Dartmouth College), Justin Chalker (University of
), 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
), 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
(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
), Alexander Reznichenko (Rutgers, the State University of New
), Sarah Ryan (Monash University), Subhas Samanta (Indian Association
for the Cultivation of Science), Corinna Schindler (ETH Zuerich), Christopher
(University of Oxford), Xiao Shen (Shanghai Institute of Organic
Chemistry) Zhuangzhi Shi (Peking University), Andrey Solovyev (University of
), Johannes Sprafke (University of Oxford), Haichao Xu (Washington
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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