Winners of the 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize Announced

July 16, 2014

AMSTERDAM, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

The 5th annual Reaxys PhD Prize awards original and innovative research in

organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced the winners of the 2014
Reaxys PhD Prize [http://inspiringchemistry.reaxys.com/phdprize ]. Awarding innovative and
original research in organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry, the Reaxys PhD Prize
celebrates top research conducted by leading young chemists across the globe.

Selected from among 45 finalists [http://inspiringchemistry.reaxys.com/phdprize ]
representing some of today’s brightest young chemists, the 2014 Reaxys PhD Prize Winners,
and their representative, peer-reviewed articles are:

        - Zoey Herm from the Long group, University of California, Berkeley, USA -
          "Separation of Hexane Isomers in a Metal-Organic Framework with Triangular Channels",
          Science, 2013
        - Dawen Niu from the Hoye group, University of Minnesota , USA -"The aromatic
          ene reaction", Nature Chemistry, 2014
        - Changxia Yuan from the Siegel group, University of Texas at Austin, USA
          -"Metal-free oxidation of aromatic carbon-hydrogen bonds through a reverse-rebound
          mechanism", Nature, 2013

This year, more than 500 submissions were received from nearly 400 universities across
the globe. Submissions consisted of a representative, peer-reviewed, published research
paper accompanied by a CV and PhD supervisor recommendation letter. Entries were reviewed
by over 70 international chemists from academia and industry. The reviewers judged the
entries for originality, innovation, importance to the field, applicability, rigor of
approach and publication quality.

The 2014 Chairs of the Reaxys PhD Prize’s review board are: Professors Tony Barrett
(Imperial College London, UK), Eiichi Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan), Gerard Parkin
(Columbia University, New York, USA), Martin Jansen (Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart,
Germany), Barry Trost (Stanford University, USA) and Henry Wong (The Chinese University
Hong Kong, Hong Kong).

Running for the 5th year, the Reaxys PhD Prize has become the world’s most important
prize for Chemistry PhD students. To date, over 2,200 applications have been received from
well over 400 universities across the globe.

“The Reaxys PhD Prize received submissions from over 60 countries – it has become the
premier international prize showcasing inspiring chemistry,” said Dr. David Evans,
Scientific Affairs Director at Reed Elsevier Properties SA. “Each year we invite the prize
winners and finalists to join the Reaxys Prize Club, promoting networking and
collaboration. They will join the 180 similarly minded individuals, finalists and winners
from previous years, representing a wide variety of skills and research expertizes – this
is an amazing opportunity to connect with peers from both industry and academia, many of
whom will undoubtedly play a key role in the future of chemistry.”

The winners and all finalists of this year’s prize have been invited to attend the
Reaxys Inspiring Chemistry Conference [http://inspiringchemistry.reaxys.com/conference ]
which will be held in Grindelwald, Switzerland, September 21 – 24, 2014, where they will
be given the opportunity to present their research. Details about the conference are
available online at: http://inspiringchemistry.reaxys.com/conference.

For more information about the Reaxys PhD Prize, including the full list of the 45
finalists go to: http://inspiringchemistry.reaxys.com/phdprize

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