NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reaxys PhD Prize awards original and innovative research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry Reaxys®, a unique workflow solution for chemistry research, has today announced the winners of the 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize. Awarding innovative and original research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry, the Reaxys PhD Prize celebrates top research conducted by leading young chemists across the globe. The 2013 Reaxys PhD Prize Winners are:
Martin Donakowski from the Poeppelmeier group at Northwestern University, USA
Max Hansmann from the Hashmi group at University of Heidelberg, Germany
Johannes Heppekausen from the Fürstner group at the Max-Planck Institute, Mülheim, Germany
The winners were selected from 45 finalists by the Chairs of the Reaxys PhD Prize's review board: Professors Tony Barrett (Imperial College London, UK), Eiichi Nakamura ( University of Tokyo, Japan), Gerard Parkin ( Columbia University, New York, USA), Martin Jansen (Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany), Barry Trost ( Stanford University, USA) and Henry Wong (Chinese University Hong Kong, Hong Kong). "Since its inception in 2010 there has been an ever increasing number of superb applications for the Reaxys PhD Prize. Whilst this has provided the review board with an immense task of selecting the top three candidates, their efforts have been rewarded by the delight of reading such elegant creative synthetic chemistry," said Professor Barrett. "There is no doubt that the future global strength of chemistry is securely based on a cohort of outstanding young scientists, who are all a credit to our subject and to their own universities. I look forward to personally interacting with members of the Reaxys Prize Club, a most select society."