Sponsor: Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment
Citation: For the development of nickel- and copper-catalyzed cross-coupling methods and of nucleophile-catalyzed enantioselective reactions.
Current position: Norman Chandler Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Education: B.S., chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., chemistry, Harvard University
Fu on what he hopes to accomplish in the next decade: “During the next decade, we hope to provide general solutions to coupling a wide range of nucleophiles and alkyl electrophiles, including enantioconvergent processes. We believe that success in this area could be transformative for organic synthesis.”
What his colleagues say: “Fu has made several pathfinding contributions to the development of synthetic methods that have impacted the way that chemists think about building organic molecules.”—Peter Dervan, California Institute of Technology
Please send announcements of awards to email@example.com.