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RSC Desktop Seminar Lectureship series with ChemComm & ChemSocRev

20 September 2022 15:00-16:30, online



Welcome to the latest RSC Desktop Seminar Lectureship with ChemComm and ChemSocRev.

This is the first of two Lectureship seminars celebrating our 2021 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship winners and 2021 ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship winners.

This 90 minute webinar will feature talks from ChemComm Lectureship winner, Prof. Keary Engle, and ChemSocRev Lectureship winner, Prof. Daniele Leonori.

Professor Keary Engle
Scripps Research Institute, USA
2021 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship recipient

Professor Daniele Leonori
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2021 ChemSocRev Pioneering Investigator Lectureship recipient


15:00 BST/  07:00 PDT      Introduction - Richard Kelly
15:05 BST/ 07:05 PDT       Alkenes as Universal Functional Group Progenitors - Keary Engle
15:35 BST/ 07:35 PDT      Questions
15:45 BST/ 07:45 PDT      New methods in halogen-atom transfer - Daniele Leonori
16:15 BST/ 08:15 PDT     Questions
16:25 BST/ 08:25 PDT      Closing remarks
Professor Keary Engle, Scripps Research Institute, United States

Keary Engle received his PhD in chemistry from Scripps Research and his DPhil in biochemistry from Oxford University in the unique, five-year Skaggs-Oxford Scholarship program that he completed in 2013. Within the program, he trained with renowned chemists Jin-Quan Yu at Scripps Research and Véronique Gouverneur and John M. Brown at Oxford. Among his many honors, Keary has been awarded a 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the 2019 Novartis Early Career Award in Chemistry, a 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award, a 2020 Eli Lilly Organic Chemistry Award, the 2020 Amgen Young Investigator Award, and most recently, a 2021 NSF CAREER Award.
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Scripps Research. His group harnesses the power of catalysis to advance the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of chemical synthesis. You can learn more about Keary’s group and his research on Twitter @englelab.

Professor Daniele Leonori, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Daniele obtained his PhD at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Professor Iain Coldham (2010). After postdoctoral studies with Professors Magnus Rueping (RWTH Aachen University) and Peter H. Seeberger (Max Planck Institute) he joined the group of Professor Varinder K. Aggarwal FRS as Research Officer (University of Bristol). In 2014 he commenced his independent career as Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester and was promoted to Reader in 2018 and Professor in 2020. In 2022 Daniele moved to RWTH Aachen University where he is W3 Professor of Organic Chemistry.



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