2018 Charles Rees Award Winner


Professor Andrew Smith
Professor Andrew Smith
University of St Andrews

 

Awarded for the development of organocatalysis methodology to synthesise new heterocyclic ring systems.

 

 


About the Winner


Andy played football at Aston Villa for two years before graduating from the University of Oxford and gaining a D. Phil (supervised by Prof. Steve Davies) in 2000 from Jesus College, University of Oxford. Awarded the cross-disciplinary Weston Junior Research Fellowship for post-doctoral studies (New College, Oxford, 2000) a further research collaboration with Prof. Davies was established. In October 2005, ADS was appointed as a Royal Society URF within the School of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, was promoted to Reader in 2010, and Professor in 2012. He was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant on 2011, is Director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis at St Andrews, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt and was elected FRSE in 2017. 

Andy's research focuses upon the development of novel catalytic enantioselective processes using organocatalytic methods, advancing a mechanistic understanding of these transformations, and their application in heterocyclic chemistry. Our research has a particular interest in the development of Lewis base promoted catalytic processes, including the use of heterocyclic NHCs and isothioureas as catalysts. 


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