Professor Matthew Gaunt
Associate Editor: Organic Chemistry
Matthew J. Gaunt graduated from the University of Birmingham before moving to the University of Cambridge to study for his Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Spencer. Following postdoctoral studies with Prof. Amos B. Smith at the University of Pennsylvania, USA he returned to Cambridge as a Research Fellow with Prof. Steven Ley. He started his independent career as a Research Fellow at Cambridge in Oct. 2003 and was appointed as a Royal Society University Research Fellow in Oct. 2004. In October 2006 he was awarded tenure at Cambridge and promoted to Lecturer in Organic Chemistry as a Philip & Patricia Brown Next Generation Fellow. Dr. Gaunt's research programme is centred on the development of chemical synthesis using catalysis, with specific interests in enantioselective catalysis, metal catalysed C-H activation, cascade processes for the rapid synthesis of complex molecules and applications in chemical biology. The work of the group has been recognized through award of the DowPharma Prize for Creativity in Chiral Chemistry in May 2005, the Novartis Young Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry (2008-2011), the Eli Lilly Young UK Lecturer Award (2008) and the Chem. Soc. Review Emerging Investigator Award (2009), and the AstraZeneca Research Award (2009).
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