Professor Christina White was awarded the 2008-2009 Pfizer Award for Creativity in Organic Chemistry. This award is given annually for members of the organic chemistry community who have distinguished themselves through significant creative contributions to the area of organic chemistry research and through excellence in graduate student training.
- The White Group's article 'A General and Highly Selective Chelate-Controlled Intermolecular Oxidative Heck Reaction' was in the July 31, 2008 edition of C&E News.
- Dr. M. Christina White and student Mark Chen's new research into predictably selective aliphatic C-H oxidation for complex molecule synthesis that recently appeared in Science has been covered in six news articles.
- Christina White and grad student Kenneth J. Fraunhoffer have discovered a way to catalytically convert C-H directly to C-N. Their discoveries are highlighted in a news article in C&E News.
- Professor M. Christina White of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois was recently awarded the 2007 Eli Lilly Grantee Award.
- One of the fundamental challenges facing organic synthesis in the 21st century is the need to significantly increase the efficiency with which carbon frameworks can be constructed and functionalized.
- Dr. M. Christina White and Mark Chen's recent research paper regarding aliphatic C-H oxidation has been selected as a top ten breakthrough of the year in science by Science Magazine.
- Professor of Chemistry, M. Christina White was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant titled, "Catalytic Organotransition Metal Chemistry: C-C Bond Forming Reactions via Allylic C-H Bond Activation".