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Notice of Academic Report “Catalysis for Synthesis Part 1: Making Synthesis Simple”

Sourse:   Date:2017-09-21

  Tiltle:Catalysis for Synthesis Part 1: Making Synthesis Simple 

  Speaker: Christopher S. P. McErlean 

  Time :  4:00 PM– 6:00 PM on Septenber .22. 2017(tuesday)

  Venue:E321 meeting room, Building of the College of Sciences


  Christopher S. P. McErlean 

  Chris McErlean was born in Northern Ireland in 1975 but grew up in Australia. In 1997 he graduated with a first class Honours degree from the University of Queensland. He was awarded his PhD from the same institution in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. W. Kitching. After postdoctoral studies in the laboratories of Prof. J. S. Clark at the University of Nottingham, he joined the group of Prof. C. J. Moody at the University of Exeter and the University of Nottingham. In late 2007 he returned to Australia to take up a Lectureship in Organic Chemistry at the University of Sydney, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012, and Associate Professor in 2016. 

  In 2011 he was the recipient of the Selby Research Award. In 2014 he held the Tasmanian Alkaloids Visiting Lectureship at the University of Tasmania. In 2014 he won the most prestigious award for a young organic chemist in Australia, the RACI Athel Beckwith Lectureship. Most recently, in 2016– 2017 he was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Turin. 

  His research interests include reaction development for total synthesis and sustainable catalysisSpecial Project for “Significant New Drugs Development” Program during the Eleventh Five-year Plan Period. Wang has published more than 156 articles of papers in peer-reviewed journals with an H-index of 26.