Issue Date: January 4, 2016
Herbert C. Brown Award For Creative Research In Synthetic Methods: Alois Fürstner
Sponsor: Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment
Citation: For seminal contributions to methodology development in synthetic organic chemistry, especially in transition metal catalysis, and to step- and atom-economical syntheses of complex natural products.
Current position: director, Max Planck Institute for Coal Research
Education: B.S., carbohydrate chemistry, Ph.D., chemistry, Graz University of Technology
Fürstner on what gets him inspired: “Being a scientist is a privilege. It requires an analytical mindset but . . .
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