Kang Jiheong Wins 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize

Kang Jiheong, Pascal Ellerbrock and Jamie Hicks have been awarded the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize for their research on synthetic chemistry.

AsianScientist (Oct. 7, 2016) – Dr. Kang Jiheong from the Aida group at the University of Tokyo, Japan, is one of three chemistry researchers awarded with the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize from Elsevier.

Celebrating top research by leading young chemists across the globe, the Reaxys PhD Prize recognizes innovative and original research in chemistry, with an emphasis on synthesis. Since its inception seven years ago, the Reaxys PhD Prize has received over 3,000 submissions from over 40 countries.

The other two prize winners are Dr. Pascal Ellerbrock from the Trauner group, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, and Dr. Jamie Hicks from the Jones group, Monash University in Australia.

The winners were selected from a group of ten finalists, who were challenged to present the key aspects of their research at the Elsevier Symposium held in conjunction with the New Scientist Live festival in London. The presentations were judged by members of the Reaxys Advisory Board and the Reaxys PhD Prize Review Board.

The three winners each received a check of US$2,000 and joined a private network of over 300 talented chemists from around the world, the Reaxys Prize Club.


Source: Elsevier.
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