Awards

  • Paracelsus Prize (Swiss Chemical Society), 2020
  • Ryoji Noyori Prize (Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan), 2019
  • EROS 2019 Best Reagent of the Year Award, 2019
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Award Lectureship, 2019
  • National Academy of Sciences, Member, 2018
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member, 2017
  • Harry and Carol Mosher Award of the Santa Clara Section of the American Chemical Society, 2014
  • Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2014
  • ISHC Senior Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2011
  • Honorary Membership to Israel Chemical Society, 2010
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2009 (inaugural year)
  • H. C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, American Chemical Society, 2009
  • Robert Robinson Medal and Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009-2010
  • Prelog Medal, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland, 2007
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2006
  • Yamada-Koga Prize, Japan Research Foundation for Optically Active Compounds, 2006
  • American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2003
  • Pedler Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002-2003
  • Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, 1991
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990
  • Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1990
  • A. C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, 1989
  • Stuart Pharmaceuticals Award in Chemistry, ICI Americas, 1987
  • School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award, University of Illinois, 1986
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois, 1986-1989
  • Procter and Gamble University Exploratory Research Program Award, 1986-1989
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985-1990
  • A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1985-1987
  • University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, Beckman Fellow, Spring 1985
  • Beckman Endowment Research Award, 1983
  • Eli Lilly Research Grantee, 1983

Visiting Professorships/Distinguished Lectureships

  • Zen-ichi Yoshida Lectureship, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, May 20-21, 2016
  • Richard F. Heck Lectureship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 20, 2016
  • Organic Syntheses Lectureship, Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2, 2015
  • Pfizer Lectureship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 9, 2015
  • 7th European Silicon Days, Berlin, Germany, August 3-8, 2014
  • Connecticut Organic Chemistry Symposium, New Haven, CT, March 21, 2014
  • Richard T. Arnold Lectureship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, October 11, 2013
  • Oxford Synthesis Symposium, Oxford, UK, July 22-25, 2013
  • Givaudan-Karrer Lectureship, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, May 6-17, 2013
  • 16th Reed Lecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, September 25, 2012
  • Debye Lectures, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 31-November 1, 2011
  • Novartis Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 17, 2011
  • Syngenta-Ecole Polytechnique Lectureship, Palisseau, France, October 17, 2011
  • Backer Lecture in Organic Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, September 12, 2011
  • McRae Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 1, 2011
  • Murtiashaw Lecturer, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 21, 2011
  • Karl Ziegler Lectureship, Max Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany, May 2010
  • Novartis Lecturer, Boston College, Waltham, MA, September 16, 2009
  • Lemieux Lectureship, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, April 29, 2009
  • BMS Lectureship, Scripps Research Institute, February 13, 2009
  • Abbott Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 2008
  • Pfizer Lectureship, York University, York, Canada, May 2008
  • Wyeth Research Lectureship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, December 2007
  • Dauben Lectureship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 2007
  • Ingersoll Lectureship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, April 2007
  • Eli Lilly Lectureship, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 4, 2007
  • Felix Serratosa Lectureship, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, January 2007
  • Frontiers in Chemical Research Lectureship, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, November 2006
  • Merck Lectureship, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, October 2006
  • Pfizer Synthetic Organic Lecturer, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 2006
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Eli Lilly Grantee Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, March 2006
  • Astra Zeneca Excellence in Chemistry Distinguished Lecturer, Wilmington, DE, October 2005
  • Abbott Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 2005
  • Opplozer Lecturer, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, October 18, 2004
  • 3me Cycle in Organic Chemistry, Fribourg, Switzerland, October 2004
  • Ireland Lectureship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 2004
  • Dains Lectureship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, March 2004
  • Gassman Lectures, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, November 2003
  • Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Montreal, Canada, September 2003
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Harvard, MA, March 2003
  • Pedler Lectures, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002-2003
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Columbia, NY, May 2001
  • Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 2001
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Princeton, NJ, April 2000
  • SFC/Rhone-Poulenc Lecturer, Paris, France, December 1998
  • Novartis Lecturer, Novartis Corp., Basel, Switzerland, May 1998
  • Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Ottawa, Canada, November 1995
  • UCI/Allergan Visiting Professor University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 1995
  • Organic Syntheses Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 1995
  • Chambers Lecturer, Rochester University, Rochester, NY, December 1994
  • Visiting Professor Université Paris-Sud, Paris-Orsay, France, May/June 1994
  • Visiting Professor Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, November 1992
  • 3me Cycle in Organic Chemistry, Geneva, Switzerland, May 1987