Catalysis in Organic Chemistry Award 2016 Winner


Professor Michel Gagné
Professor Michel Gagné
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Awarded for his numerous contributions to the utilisation of organometallic catalysis in organic synthesis


About the Winner


Michel (Mike) Gagné is a native of Canada, having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, where he carried out research with a highly influential mentor in Josef Takats. Upon graduation he began a gradual move south stopping at Northwestern University for a PhD (Tobin Marks), then to Pasadena (Robert Grubbs) and finally on to Cambridge (Dave Evans) for a pair of postdoctoral stints (NSERC of Canada funded). 

After this training he made his final move south to Chapel Hill North Carolina, where he has resided for 21 years. He is currently Mary Ann Smith Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. His professional interests revolve around significant problems in organometallics, synthetic methods, and catalysis, though he additionally dabbles in molecular recognition problems with the hope that these efforts might eventually lead to biomimetic catalysts.


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