Home > Academic Announcements > (Dec. 9) Nobel Laureates Series Lectures at Sun Yat-sen University (19)

(Dec. 9) Nobel Laureates Series Lectures at Sun Yat-sen University (19)

Last updated :2017-12-08

Topic: SuFEx: a New Family of Click Chemistry Transformations
Speaker: Professor K. Barry Sharpless
(2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry)
Host: Professor MAO Zongwan (Dean of School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University)
Time: 10:30 am, Saturday, December 9, 2017
Venue: A101, Fulan Academic Center, Fong Shing Hall, Guangzhou South Campus, Sun Yat-sen University

About the speaker:
Professor K. Barry Sharpless was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1963 and a Ph.D in chemistry from Stanford University in 1968. Now he is working as the W. M. Keck professorship of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. He has supervised more than 270 Ph.Ds and Post-docs. More than 80 of them are now working as a professor in top University around the world.

He introduced the concept of click chemistry in 1998 and developed the most powerful example: the copper catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition reaction (CuAAC) in 2002. His two Angewante Chieme Click chemistry paper are the most cited paper ever in this journal. His total citations are more than 110,000, and the H-index is 151. 15 papers are cited more than 1000 times.

Professor Sharpless has won tremendous important prizes, such as Arthur C. Cope Award, Benjamin Franklin Medal, Wolf Prize, F. A. Cotton Medal. In 2001, Prof Sharpless won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalysed oxidation reactions .