Professor Shi Zhang-jie wins OMCOS 17Award
Peking University, Feb. 26, 2013: Sponsored by IUPAC(International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), the 17th Organo-Metallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 17) has been awarded to Professor Shi Zhang-Jie from College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, PKU lately.
The OMCOS Award, co-sponsored by Springer Publishing House and by the Yen Chuang Foundation, is attributed to a scientist under the age of 40, who has made important contributions to the field of organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis every two years (http://sites.chem.colostate.edu/omcos/omcos/OMCOS_Award.html). So far he is the second Chinese scientist winning this award (Ma Sheng-ming won the award in 2005).This year the award will be officially presented during the OMCOS 17 Conference in Fort Collins, USA in July. Shi will deliver his lecture at the conference.
Professor Shi’s research focuses on the activation and catalytic conversion of inert materials to meet the requirements of green and sustainable development. His research group has innovated traditional organic synthesis methodology. Using different strategies, they realized C-H and C-O selective activation as well as its transformation, C-C activation and the skeleton recombination of organic molecules based on this. He also won the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in 2012 because his research has made great contribution to organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis. There are only two young scientists in the world receiving both awards up to now.
Written by: Zhao Xiaowei
Edited by: Zhang Jiang