Presented by the Chicago Section
of the American Chemical Society
|Gibbs Medal Awardee:||
|Professor David A. Evans|
|The Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Harvard University
"Control of Stereochemical Relationships in the Assembly of Organic Structures, Advances that have Transformed the Face of Organic Chemistry"
Date: Friday, May 13, 2005 Location: North Shore Lights at The Hotel Moraine
700 North Sheridan Road
Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, 8:30 pm Presentation
Introducing Professor Evans: Dr. Viresh Rawal, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago
Presentation of the medal: Bill Carroll, President, American Chemical Society
Cost: $40.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $42.00 for non-members,
$20 for students or unemployed
You may REGISTER ON LINE for this event.
The History of the Willard Gibbs Award
Twenty-five years ago there were no general carbon-carbon bond forming reactions that could be reliably employed to assemble stereochemically complex organic structures. Today, this circumstance has dramatically changed through the contributions of numerous research groups in both organic and inorganic chemistry. This lecture will focus on some of the advances that have been made in the Evans Research Group to address to address the issue of asymmetric synthesis.
Biographical Sketch: David A. Evans was born in Washington D.C. in 1941. He received his A.B. degree from Oberlin College in 1963. He obtained his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in 1967, where he worked under the direction of Professor Robert E. Ireland. In that year he joined the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1973 he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor and shortly thereafter returned to Caltech where he remained until 1983. In that year he joined the Faculty at Harvard University and in 1990 he was appointed as the Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Chemistry.
Dr. Evans has served from 1974 to the present on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Topics in Stereochemistry, Chemical Reviews, and Organic Letters. He has also held several consultantships with industries such as Upjohn Company (1972-1974), Eli Lilly Company (1974-1989), Merck Research Laboratories (1989-present), Oxford Asymmetry Ltd., Oxon, England (1994-2001), Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Company (1994- 2002), and Amgen (2002-present).
In July of 1998 he completed his three-year term as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and has gratefully returned to his research group and the pursuit of real science!
Selected Key Awards:
1982 ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
1984 Elected to National Academy of Sciences
1988 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1996 Remsen Award, Maryland Section, American Chemical Society
1997 Yamada Prize, University of Tokyo, Japan
1998 Tetrahedron Prize
1999 The Prelog Medal, ETH, Zurich Switzerland
2000 Arthur C. Cope Award, American Chemical Society
2002 California Institute of Technology, Distinguished Alumni Award
2003 The Nagoya Medal, Nagoya University, Japan
2003 Karl Ziegler Prize, Max Planck, Muelheim, Germany
From the North or South: Take I-294 (the TriState Tollway) to Route 22. Exit east, take it to Route 41 (Skokie Hwy). Turn north to the next exit, Old Elm. Go east on Old Elm to Sheridan Road (just across some railroad tracks). Turn right/south for 3/4 mile. The hotel is on the right.
From Downtown: Take the Kennedy Expressway north. At the split, follow the Edens Expressway, which turns into Skokie Highway past Lake Cook Road. Continue north to Old Elm Road. Turn right/east on Old Elm and follow the directions above to the hotel.
- Lobster Bisque
- Salad Maison with a field of greens, peppered orange, and tomato
- WITH A CHOICE OF:
Filet Mignon accented by Grilled Jumbo Shrimp OR
Broiled Norwegian Salmon dressed with Lemon Lime Herb Sauce
- Duchess Potato
- Steamed Vegetable Medley
- Flourless Chocolate Torte
- A vegetarian entrée of a Portabello Mushroom Tower atop Linguine Pasta adorned with Red and Green Bell Peppers, Onions, and Fresh Spinach is available on request.
- Wine will be served with dinner.