Chemistry at Illinois University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Special Lectureships in Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois

Throughout the academic year many special lectures and symposia are sponsored by the chemistry department. Listed below are those affiliated with organic chemistry.

Carl Shipp Marvel Lectures in Organic Chemistry | R. C. Fuson Visiting Professors | Abbott Lectures in Organic Chemistry | Bristol-Myers Squibb Lectures in Synthetic Organic Chemistry | Eli Lilly and Company Lecutres in Organic Chemistry | Frontiers in Organic Chemistry Symposium | Novartis Seminars in Organic Chemistry | Organic Reactions Lectureship Series | Organic Syntheses Lectureship Series

C. S. Marvel Lectures in Organic Chemistry

This lectureship is held annually to host internationally recognized senior researchers in the field of organic chemistry. Professor John D. Roberts of the California Institute of Technology was the inaugural Marvel Lecturer in 1982. Recent lecturers include:

2016-17 Prof. David W.C. MacMillan, Princeton University
2015-16 Prof. Benjamin List, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung
2014-15 Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley
2013-14 Prof. Dale Boger, Scripps Research Institute
2012-13Prof. Kendall N. Houk, University of California, Los Angeles
2011-12 Prof. Paul A. Wender, Stanford University
2010-11 Prof. Andrew G. Myers, Harvard University
2009-10 Prof. Jean M. J. Frechet, University of California, Berkeley
2008-09 Prof. Peter G. Schultz, The Scripps Research Institute
2007-08 Prof. K. C. Nicolaou, The Scripps Research Institute
2006-07 Prof. K. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute
2004-05 Prof. Barbara Imperiali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003-04 Prof. Benjamin L. Feringa, University of Groningen
2002-03 Prof. Eric N. Jacobsen, Harvard University
2001-02 Prof. Peter B. Dervan, California Institute of Technology
2000-01 Prof. Steven V. Ley, Cambridge University
1999-2000 Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1998-99 Prof. Manfred T. Reetz, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
1997-98 Prof. Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
1996-97 Prof. François N. Diederich, ETH Zürich
1995-96 Prof. Larry E. Overman, University of California, Irvine
1994-95 Prof. Stuart L. Schreiber, Harvard University
1993-94 Prof. Clayton H. Heathcock, University of California, Berkeley
1992-93 Prof. E. J. Corey, Harvard University
1991-92 Prof. Dieter Seebach, ETH Zürich
1990-91 Prof. Jack E. Baldwin, Oxford University
1989-90 Prof. Alan R. Battersby, Cambridge University
1988-89 Prof. Samuel J. Danishefsky, Yale University
1987-88 Prof. Gilbert Stork, Columbia University
1986-87 Prof. Jack D. Dunitz, ETH Zürich
1985-86 Prof. David A. Evans, Harvard University
1984-85 Prof. Albert Eschenmoser, ETH Zürich
1982-83 Prof. Ronald C. Breslow, Columbia University
1981-82 Prof. John D. Roberts, California Institute of Technology

R. C. Fuson Visiting Professors

This visiting professorship is held annually to host young faculty members who have made significant contributions to their field of research. Professor Eiichi Nakamura of the Tokyo Institute of Technology was the inaugural Fuson Visiting Professor in 1990. Recent lecturers include:

2015-16 Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University
2014-15 Prof. Richard Sarpong, University of California, Berkeley
2013-14 Prof. Mohammed Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012-13 Prof. F. Dean Toste, University of California, Berkeley
2011-12 Prof. Brian M. Stoltz, California Institute of Technology
2010-11 Prof. Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute
2009-10 Prof. Kevan M. Shokat, University of California, San Francisco
2008-09 Prof. Geoffrey W. Coates, Cornell University
2007-08 Prof. Melanie S. Sanford, University of Michigan
2006-07 Prof. Erik J. Sorensen, Princeton University
2004-05 Prof. David W. C. MacMillan, California Institute of Technology
2003-04 Prof. Gregory C. Fu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2002-03 Prof. Milan Mrksich, University of Chicago
2001-02 Prof. James S. Nowick, University of California, Irvine
2000-01 Prof. Carolyn R. Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley
1999-2000 Prof. Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology
1998-99 Prof. John F. Hartwig, Yale University
1997-98 Prof. Ole Hindsgaul, University of Alberta
1996-97 Prof. Jay S. Siegel, University of California, San Diego
1995-96 Prof. Dennis P. Curran, University of Pittsburgh
1994-95 Prof. Daniel Kahne, Princeton University
1990-91 Prof. Eiichi Nakamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology

AbbVie Lectures in Organic Chemistry (Originally Abbott)

Abbott Laboratories has generously sponsored this annual lecture series since 2007. The lectureship provides funds to invite internationally recognized researchers for a one-day mini-symposium that includes a lecture from an Abbott Laboratories scientist.

2015-16 Dr. Violeta L. Marin, AbbVie Laboratories
Prof. Gregory C. Fu, California Institute of Technology
2014-15 Dr. Kristine E. Frank, Abbvie Laboratories
Prof. Jay S. Siegel, Tianjin University
2013-14 Dr. Michael Schrimpf, AbbVie Laboratories
Prof. Kazuaki Ishihara, Nagoya University – Japan
2011-12 Dr. Philip Kym, Abbott Laboratories
Prof. Makoto Fujita, University of Tokyo
2010-11 Dr. Dale Kempf, Abbott Laboratories
Prof. Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge
2008-09 Dr. Yi-Yin Ku, Abbott Laboratories
Prof. Antonio Echavarren, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
2007-08 Prof. David B. Collum, Cornell University

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lectures in Organic Synthesis

Bristol-Myers-Squibb (BMS) has generously sponsored this annual lecture series since 2001. The lectureship provides funds to invite internationally recognized researchers for a one-day mini-symposium that includes a lecture from a BMS scientist.

2015-16 Dr. Adrian Ortiz, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Matthias Beller, Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, Rostock
2014-15 Dr. Martin Eastgate, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. David Spring, University of Cambridge
2013-14 Dr. Joel C. Barrsih, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Ben Feringa, University of Groningen
2012-13 Dr. Rajendra Deshpande, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Benjamin Davis, University of Oxfords
2010-11 Dr. William R. Ewing, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Paul Knochel, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
2009-10 Dr. David Kronenthal, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Andreas Pfaltz, University of Basel
2007-08 Dr. Carl Decicco, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Dr. Peter Seeberger, ETH Zürich
2006-07 Dr. Akin Davulcu, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Jonathan Ellman, University of California, Berkeley
2005-06 Dr. Lawrence G. Hamann, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Amir H. Hoveyda, Boston College
2004-05 Dr. Robert E. Waltermire, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Daniel Kahne, Harvard University
2003-04 Dr. Lawrence B. Snyder, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. André Charette, Université de Montréal
2002-03 Dr. John W. Scott, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. William R. Roush, University of Michigan
2001-02 Dr. John J. Venit, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Prof. Mark Lautens, University of Toronto

 

Eli Lilly and Company Lectures in Organic Chemistry

Eli Lilly and Company has generously sponsored this annual lecture series since 2005. The lectureship provides funds to invite internationally recognized researchers in the field of organic chemistry.

2014-15 Prof. James Morken, Boston College
2013-14 Prof. Ilan Marek, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
2011-12 Prof. Matthew S. Sigman, University of Utah
2009-10 Prof. Herbert Waldmann, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
2008-09 Prof. Donald Hilvert, ETH Zürich
2007-08 Prof. Scott J. Miller, Yale University
2005-06 Dr. Louis Jungheim, Eli Lilly and Company
Prof. M. Reza Ghadiri, The Scripps Research Institute

 

Frontiers in Organic Chemistry Symposium

This biennial fall symposium celebrates research at the frontiers of organic chemistry in the general areas of synthesis, bioorganic and materials chemistry. This unique symposium is organized by a committee of graduate students representing each organic chemistry research group. Graduate students serve as the hosts for the five speakers who are chosen after consultation with all organic chemistry students. The symposium has been sponsored since 2000 by R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (now Janssen Pharmaceuticals). Recent programs have included:

2016 David Sarlah, University of Illinois
  Eric N. Jacobsen, Harvard University
  Richard R. Schrock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Michelle C. Chang, University of California, Berkeley
  Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute
2014 Justin Du Bois, Stanford University
  Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University
  Eric Kool, Stanford University
  Julius Rebek, Jr., Scripps Research Institute, California
  Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan
2012 Donna G. Blackmond, The Scripps Research Institute
  Stephen L. Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Christopher J. Chang, University of California, Berkeley
  François L. Diederich, ETH Zürich
  David W. C. MacMillan, Princeton University
2010 Gregory C. Fu, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
  David Y. Gin, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  David A. Leigh, University of Edinburgh
  Anna K. Mapp, University of Michigan
  William R. Roush, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida
2008 David A. Evans, Harvard University
  Peter Wipf, University of Pittsburgh
  Shannon S. Stahl, University of Wisconsin
  Linda C. Hsieh-Wilson, California Institute of Technology
  Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006 Benjamin F. Cravatt, The Scripps Research Institute
  Dennis P. Curran, University of Pittsburgh
  Victor A. Snieckus, Queen's University
  J. Fraser Stoddart, University of California, Los Angeles
  John L. Wood, Colorado State University
2004 Andrew D. Hamilton, Yale University
  Kendall N. Houk, University of California, Los Angeles
  Timothy F. Jamison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Larry E. Overman, University of California, Irvine
  Peter G. Schultz, GNF
2002 Matthew D. Shair, Harvard University
  Graham J. Bodwell, Memorial University of New Foundland
  Maurice S. Brookhart, University of North Carolina
  Paul J. Reider, Amgen, Inc.
  Philip E. Dawson, The Scripps Research Institute
2000 Dale L. Boger, The Scripps Research Institute
  Erick M. Carreira, ETH Zürich
  Michael P. Doyle, University of Arizona
  Craig J. Hawker, IBM Almaden Research Center
  Craig A. Townsend, Johns Hopkins University
1998 Jonathan B. Ellman, University of California, Berkeley
  John F. Hartwig, Yale University
  Andrew G. Myers, Harvard University
  Alanna Schepartz, Yale University
  David A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology
1996 Jon C. Clardy, Cornell University
  Heinz G. Floss, University of Washington
  Marye Anne Fox, University of Texas, Austin
  Paul A. Wender, Stanford University
  George M. Whitesides, Harvard University
1994 Dennis A. Dougherty, California Institute of Technology
  Jean M. J. Fréchet, University of California, Berkeley
  Josef Michl, University of Colorado
  Bruce M. Novak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  Fred Wudl, University of California, Los Angeles
1992 Robert H. Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
  Fred M. Menger, Emory University
  Martin E. Newcomb, Wayne State University
  K.C. Nicolaou, The Scripps Research Institute
  Barry M. Trost, Stanford University
1990 Paul A. Bartlett, University of California, Berkeley
  Donald M. Hilvert, The Scripps Research Institute
  Jeremy R. Knowles, Harvard University
  JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Chi-Huey Wong, The Scripps Research Institute

Novartis Seminars in Organic Chemistry

Novartis has generously sponsored this annual lecture series since 2002. The lectureship provides funds to invite internationally recognized researchers for a one-day mini-symposium that includes a lecture from a Novartis scientist.

In 2003, the inaugural Novartis lecturer was Prof. Duilio Arigoni from the ETH Zürich.

2015-16 Dr. Chris Brain, Novartis
Prof. Karl Gademann, University of Zürich
2014-15 Dr. Stefan Peukert, Novartis
Prof. Helma Wennemers, ETH, Zürich
2013-14 Dr. Andrew Patterson
Prof. Jeffrey Bode, ETH, Zürich
2012-13 Dr. Frédéric Zécri, Novartis
Prof. Guy Lloyd Jones, University of Bristol – United Kingdom
2011-12 Dr. Bryan Yeung, Novartis
Prof. Motomu Kanai, University of Tokyo
2010-11 Dr. Simon Bushell, Novartis
Prof. Takuzo Aida, University of Tokyo
2008-09 Prof. Alanna Schepartz, Yale University
2004-05 Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto, University of Chicago
2003-04 Prof. Donna Blackmond, University of Hull
2002-03 Prof. Duilio Arigoni, ETH Zürich

 

Organic Reactions Lectureship Series

This biennial lectureship (initiated in 1989 by Organic Reactions, Inc.) recognizes the accomplishments of younger (under 40) synthetic organic chemists not residing in North America and is provided to the departments of the active Board of Editors. Organic Reactions (founded in 1942) is one of the landmark publications created by Roger Adams at Illinois.

2016 Prof. Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol
2014 Prof. Cathleen Crudden, Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario Canada
2013 Prof. Magnus Rueping, RWTH Aachen
2011 Prof. Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge
2009 Prof. Benjamin List, Max Planck Institute
2005 Prof. Mark Rizzacasa, University of Melbourne
2002 Prof. Shu Kobayashi, Tokyo University
1999 Prof. Alois Fürstner, Max Planck Institute
1997 Prof. Paul Knochel, University of Marburg
1995 Prof. Philip Kocienski, University of Southhampton
1993 Prof. Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge
1991 Prof. Manfred Reetz, University of Marburg
1989 Prof. Hishashi Yamamoto, Nagoya University

 

Organic Syntheses Lectureship Series

This lectureship, sponsored by Organic Syntheses, Inc., is provided to the departments of the active Board of Editors of the publication. Organic Syntheses, the first landmark publication created by Roger Adams at Illinois, had its beginnings as Summer Preps Laboratories during World War I.

2009 Prof. Erick M. Carreira, ETH Zürich
2008 Prof. Jan-Erling Backvall, Stockholm University
2007 Prof. Manfred T. Reetz, Max-Planck Institut fur Kohlenforschung
2005 Dr. Edward J. Grabowski, Merck Research Laboratories
2003 Prof. Masakatsu Shibasaki, University of Tokyo
2001 Prof. Ian Fleming, University of Cambridge