Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award 2017 Winner


Professor Varinder Aggarwal
Professor Varinder Aggarwal
University of Bristol

 

Awarded for highly creative work in the development of new synthetic methods based on the asymmetric homologation of boronic esters and their applications in natural and non-natural product synthesis

 


About the Winner


Varinder K. Aggarwal received his B.A. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) from Cambridge University, the latter under the guidance of Dr. Stuart Warren. He was subsequently awarded a Harkness Fellowship and carried out postdoctoral work with Professor Gilbert Stork at Columbia University, NY (1986-1988). He returned to a lectureship at Bath University and in 1991 moved to Sheffield University, where in 1997, he was promoted to Professor of Organic Chemistry. In 2000, he moved to the University of Bristol to take up the Chair of Synthetic Chemistry. 

His research interests lie in the field of organic chemistry, focusing especially on stereoselective synthesis, mechanistic studies and total synthesis of natural and non-natural products. His aims are to design and develop new synthetic methods, thereby enabling efficient and rapid synthesis of complex targets and biologically relevant compounds.

He is the recipient of a number of Industrial, National and International Awards including the RSC Perkin Award, the Humboldt Research Award and the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. He was elected to the Royal Society in 2012.


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