Administrative Activities

  • Undergraduate Awards Committee (1981-1990)
  • Graduate Fellowship Committee (1982-1988)
  • Teaching Evaluations Committee (1985-1990)
  • Dean of Liberal Arts and Science Search Committee (1988)
  • Committee on Staff, Department of Chemistry (1988-1995, 2000-present)
  • Search Committee, Dean LAS (1988-1989)
  • Faculty Advisor, Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory (1988-1995)
  • Search Committee, Head of Chemistry Department (1989-1990)
  • Service Facilities Committee, (1990-1996)
  • Search Committee, Director, School of Chemical Sciences (1993-1994)
  • NMR Advisory Committee (1995-2003)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Noyes Lab Space Utilization (Chair, 1999-2003)
  • Staff Committee (2000-2004)
  • Awards Committee (Chair, 2003-present)
  • Service Facilities Committee (Chair, 2004-2014)
  • Department of Chemistry Advisory Committee (2007-2009)
  • Faculty Advisor to the NMR Laboratory (2010-2012)
  • Budget and Operations Officer, Organic Chemistry (1995-2000), (2010-present)
  • Departmental Safety Committee (2012-2016)
  • Departmental Development Committee (2017-present)

Editorial Activities

  • International Advisory Board, Perkin Transactions 1 (1992-1994)
  • Editorial Board, Organic Reactions (1994-2003)
  • Editor, Topics in Stereochemistry (1995-2007)
  • Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry (1995- 2000)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research (1997- 2000)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry (1997-2001)
  • Associate Editor, Organic Letters (1998-2004)
  • Guest Editor Thematic Issue “Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis” in Accounts Chem. Res. 2000, 38(6).
  • Editorial Board, Organic Syntheses, Inc. (2000-2008)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Communications (2006-2012)
  • Board of Directors, Organic Reactions (2004-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Letters (2005-present)
  • Board of Consulting Editors, Tetrahedron (2008-present)
  • Editor in Chief and President, Organic Reactions (2008-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Syntheses, Inc. (2008-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Reviews (2010-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry (2011-present)
  • Board of Directors, Organic Syntheses (2017-present)

Other Activities

  • Organic Chemistry Seminar Chairman (1982-1986, 1995)
  • Organic Chemistry Teaching Assignments (1982-1988)
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Selection of a 200 MHz NMR Spectrometer (1983)
  • Reorganization of Training and Check-out Procedures for Routine 1H NMR Spectrometers
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Selection of a 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer (1985)
  • Instructional NMR Oversight Committee (1995-1997)
  • Ac Hoc Committee on Space
  • Ad Hoc Committee Planning the UIUC Sesquicentennial

Professional Activities

  • NSF Workshop on Synthetic Organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Co-Chairman (1987-1989)
  • Executive Committee, Organic Division, American Chemical Society (1989-1992)
  • Cope Scholar Award Canvassing Committee (1992-1994)
  • AAAS Chemistry Section, Electorate Nominating Committee (1998-2001)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Vice Chair, 2000; Chair, 2001
  • ACS Award Selection Committees (assignment confidential)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Stereochemistry, Vice Chair, 2014; Chair, 2016
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Blavatnik Award Selection Committee (2014-present)
  • MIT Visiting Committee, Member, 2014-2020
  • ACS Gibbs Medal Jury (2019-2022)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, I:3 Section Membership Panel (2019-present)
  • Ryoji Noyori Prize Selection Committee (2020-2022)

Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society (Fellow)
  • Swiss Chemical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow (FRSC)
  • International Society for Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Member)
  • National Academy of Sciences (Member)

Consultantships

  • Pharmacia (formerly Upjohn), Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1983-2003
  • Dow Chemical Company, Midland Michigan, 1986-1989
  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, California, 1993-1998
  • Pfizer, Ann Arbor, Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri, 2003-2007
  • Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 2006-2011
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, 2009-2010
  • DART Neuroscience, La Jolla, California, 2011-2017
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2000-present
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Institute, San Diego, California, 2001-present
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Springhouse, Pennsylvania, 2016-present
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Beerse, Belgium, 2014-present
  • Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, New Jersey, 2004-2008, 2014-present
  • Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, Pennsylvania, 2016-present
  • Merck Research Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ, 2016-present
  • Merck Research Laboratories, Boston, MA, 2016-present
  • Merck Research Laboratories, South San Francisco, 2018-present
  • Genentech, San Francisco, California, 2008-present
  • PTC Therapeutics, South Plainfield, New Jersey, 2008-present
  • Fibrogen, San Francisco, California, 2014-present
  • Gilead, Foster City, California, 2017-present
  • Hoffmann La Roche, Basel, Switzerland, 2017-present
  • Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO, 2018-present

Scientific Advisory Boards

  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, California, 1996-1998
  • The Pharmacia and Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1998-1999