R. C. Fuson Professor Scott Denmark has been selected to receive the 2014 Harry and Carol Mosher Award of the Santa Clara Valley section of the American Chemical Society. The Mosher Award, which has been bestowed since 1980, was established to recognize and to encourage outstanding work in chemistry, to advance chemistry as a profession, and to recognize service to ACS. The Award includes an engraved plaque, travel expenses related to the Mosher Award presentation, and an honorarium of $2,000.00. He joins Peter Beak, Ted Brown, and Ernest Eliel among Illini who have received the award. Prof. Denmark’s research involves the invention of new synthetic reactions in organic chemistry, and he is especially known for his development of new main-group reagents to effect a wide variety of useful enantioselective transformations.
Scott has won a number of awards previously, including the Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry, the Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, the ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, and an A.C. Cope Scholar Award, (all from the American Chemical Society), the Senior Award in Heterocylic Chemistry (International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry), the Yamada-Koga Prize (Japan Research Foundation for Optically Active Compounds), the Pedler Medal and the Robert Robinson Lectureship (both from the Royal Society of Chemistry), the Prelog Medal (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, the Stuart Pharmaceuticals Award in Chemistry (ICI Americas), the Procter and Gamble University Exploratory Research Program Award, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, an A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Eli Lilly Research Award. Prof. Denmark is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a University Scholar at the University of Illinois and has served as an Associate Editor of Organic Letters and the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis.
Excerpt from an email sent by Gregory Girolami