TCR Lecture 2016

  • Author/Organiser: The Chemical Record (TCR)/Wiley-VCH
  • Event Date: 25 March 2016 to 25 March 2016
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Japan

The Chemical Record (TCR) Lecture award was initiated in 2002 shortly after the start of the journal The Chemical Record. It has since established itself into a high-profile series with a view to fostering international and interdisciplinary exchange. It takes place annually in Japan as part of the spring meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ).

The 2016 TCR Lecturer is Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University, NJ, USA. His talk will be delivered at the 96th CSJ Annual Meeting at Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Japan, on March 25, 2016.

The TCR Lecturer is selected annually by a committee consisting of the Editorial Board of The Chemical Record and the immediate past TCR Lecturer.

David MacMillan studied chemistry at the University of Glagow, UK, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, USA, in 1996 under the supervision of Larry E. Overman. After postdoctoral research with David A. Evans at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, he began his independent research career at the University of California, Berkeley, USA in 1998. In 2000, MacMillan joined the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA, where he was appointed as Earle C. Anthony Professor of Chemistry in 2004. Professor MacMillan joined Princeton University, NJ, USA as Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry in 2006. Since 1011, he is James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry there.

His research interests include enantioselective catalysis, organocatalysis, new reaction methodologies, natural product synthesis, and applications in drug discovery. Among many other honors, Professor MacMillan has received the Ernst Schering Prize by the Schering Foundation in 2015, the Mukaiyama Award by The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS), both in 2007. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, Tetrahedron, and Tetrahedron Letters.

The TCR Lecture series has included many renowned speakers from a wide range of fields in chemistry from a wide range of disciplines:

  • 2015: Scott J. Miller, Yale University, New Haven, USA
  • 2014: Scott A. Snyder, The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, USA
  • 2013: Andrew B. Holmes, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012: E.W. "Bert" Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • 2010: Hisashi Yamamoto, University of Chicago, USA
  • 2009: Gabor Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2008: Michel Rohmer, Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • 2006: Anthony R. West, University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2005: Malcolm Chisholm, Ohio State University, USA
  • 2005: Bruno Scrosati, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • 2004: Robert M. Metzger, University of Alabama, USA
  • 2004: Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University, USA
  • 2004: Christian Wandrey, Forschungszentrum J├╝lich GmbH, Germany, USA
  • 2003: Gerhard Ertl , Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany, USA
  • 2003: Reinhard Hoffmann, Philipps-Universit├Ąt Marburg, Germany
  • 2003: Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • 2002: Roy H. Doi, University of California, Davis, USA
  • 2002: Steven V. Ley, Cambridge University, UK

See a list of all awards Wiley is involved in


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