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2021

Duncan Browne, University College of London, $50,000
“Learning to Extrude Chemical Reactions”

Malgorzata Chwatko, University of Kentucky, $50,000
“Improvement of Peptide Yield and Solvent Reuse via Membrane Enhanced Peptides Synthesis”

Hans Renata, Scripps Research, $50,000
“Biocatalytic Synthesis of Challenging Noncanonical Amino Acids”

Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, $50,000
“Tunable Catalytic C(sp3)-H Functionalization of Heterocyclic Scaffolds”

Qiu Wang, Duke University, $25,000
“Copper-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Coupling of Alcohols and Alkenes”

Han Sen Soo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, $25,000
“Photocatalytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Activation and Functionalization to Access Unnatural α-Amino Acids”

Mélanie Hall, University of Graz, Austria, $25,000
“Enzymatic nitration strategies for the biocatalytic synthesis of nitrogen containing molecules”

Florian Hollfelder, University of Cambridge, $25,000
“Exploring fitness landscapes of enzymes for chiral synthesis”

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2020

Tristan Lambert & Phillip Milner, Cornell University, $50,000
“Bioinspired Metal-Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysts for Peptide Synthesis”

Kamalesh K. Sirkar, New Jersey Institute of Technology, $50,000
“Develop membranes for pressure-driven separation of solutes and solvents in the 50-600 Da range from API synthesis mixtures”

Pasi Virta, University of Turku, $50,000
“Improved synthesis of nucleotide blockmers using a precipitative soluble”

Daniel J. Weix, University of Wisconsin-Madison, $50,000
“Metal-Mediated Electrochemistry: A new frontier for surfactants”

Martin Andersson, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), $25,000
“Developing New Surfactants for Easy Separation”

Soumitra Athavale & Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology, $25,000
“Biocatalytic C-H bond Functionalization for the Synthesis of Enantioenriched Amines and Amides”

Matthew A. Hostetler, Marshall University, $25,000
“Cups: An Atom efficient and low-waste producing method of inverse solid-phase peptide synthesis”

Tehshik P. Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison, $25,000
“Oxidative C–N Cross-Coupling Enabled by Iron Photochemistry”

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2019

Ryan Shenvi, Scripps Research, $50,000
“C–N Attached-Ring Synthesis by Markovnikov Hydroamination”

Susan Olesik, The Ohio State University, $46,996
“A Study of the Environmental Impact of Analytical and Preparative Scale Supercritical Fluid Chromatographic Processes”

Fernando Albericio and Beatriz G. de la Torre, University of KwaZulu-Natal, $25,000
“Baroc, a Green α-Amino Protecting Group for Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis”

Mark Mason, The University of Toledo, $25,000
“Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Heterocycles”

Aaron Vannucci, University of South Carolina, $25,000
“A New Approach to Catalyst Immobilization Research: Designing Molecular Catalysts for Heterogeneous Catalysis”

Arnaud Voituriez, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, $25,000
“Towards an Electro-Catalytic Wittig Reaction”

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2018

Song Lin, Cornell University, $25,000
“Electrocatalytic Fluorination Reactions Using Sustainable Fluorine Sources”

Benjamin Wileyn & Jennifer Roizen, Duke University, $25,000

“C-H/C-H Cross-Coupling of Aromatic Compounds with Flow-Through Nanowire Electrode”

Jennifer L. Stockdill, Wayne State University, $50,000

“Catalytic Desulfurization of Peptides”

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2017

Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan, $50,000
“A Microfluidic Platform for Discovery and Optimization of Photoredox Reactions”

Jennifer L. Stockdill, Wayne State University, $50,000
“A Green Strategy for the Synthesis of Head-to-Tail Macrocyclic Peptides”

James Kiddle, Western Michigan University, $25,000
“The Wittig Reaction Metamorphosis from Phosphorus to Boron”

Stephen G. Newman, University of Ottawa, $25,000
“Using Flow Chemistry to Harness Ozone as a Sustainable Oxidant for C–H Functionalization”

Andrew Texeira, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, $25,000
“Enhanced Site-Accessibility for Solid-Phase Coupling in Hierarchical Materials”

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