Issue Date: January 8, 2018
F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry: A. S. Borovik
Sponsor: F. Albert Cotton Endowment Fund
Citation: For demonstrating that synthetic inorganic chemistry can harness the power of noncovalent interactions to regulate local environments around metal ions to control their function.
Current position: professor of chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Education: B.S., chemistry, Humboldt State University; Ph.D., chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Borovik on the people who have had the greatest impact on his career: “I have had several people who strongly impacted my career, including my mentors. However, the most important people are those who have been in my research group. I often come up with a kernel of a project, but it is their hard work, dedication, and creativity that drives the project—often in directions that were unknown at the outset. Without them, nothing happens!”
What his colleagues say: “At all levels—creativity, design, execution, and relevance—professor Borovik’s research exemplifies the best in synthetic inorganic chemistry.”—Kenneth Raymond, University of California, Berkeley
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