2019 Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize Winner


Dr Robert Phipps

Dr Robert Phipps

University of Cambridge

 

Awarded for inventive research on the application of non-covalent catalysis to selectivity in synthetic organic chemistry.

 


About the Winner


Robert was an undergraduate at Imperial College, London where he carried out undergraduate research with Prof. Alan Spivey. In 2006 he started his PhD at the University of Cambridge with Prof. Matthew Gaunt on the development of new arylation reactions using copper catalysis. After graduation he spent two years working in the group of Prof. F. Dean Toste at the University of California, Berkeley as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. During this time, he developed in enantioselective fluorination methods. In late 2014 he commenced his independent career at Cambridge as a Royal Society University Research Fellow and was awarded an ERC starting grant in 2017. His research group is interested in incorporating non-covalent interactions into catalyst design to control various selectivity challenges in synthetic chemistry.Robert was an undergraduate at Imperial College, London where he carried out undergraduate research with Prof. Alan Spivey. In 2006 he started his PhD at the University of Cambridge with Prof. Matthew Gaunt on the development of new arylation reactions using copper catalysis. After graduation he spent two years working in the group of Prof. F. Dean Toste at the University of California, Berkeley as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. During this time, he developed in enantioselective fluorination methods. In late 2014 he commenced his independent career at Cambridge as a Royal Society University Research Fellow and was awarded an ERC starting grant in 2017. His research group is interested in incorporating non-covalent interactions into catalyst design to control various selectivity challenges in synthetic chemistry.


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