RSC Corday-Morgan Prize Winner to present at Aston

Royal Society of Chemistry
23rd November 2016

Professor Ian Fairlamb, winner of the 2016 Corday-Morgan Prize and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of York, will be visiting Aston University to deliver a lecture on his work, entitled ‘Exploiting mechanistic understanding in transition metal catalysis: the synthesis of valuable chemical targets.’

The hour-long lecture will offer guests an opportunity to hear about Ian’s prize winning work, as well as an opportunity to network. 

A Brief Abstract of Professor Fairlamb’s work
In this research seminar I will discuss the work that we have done on the design and development of transition metal catalysts for academically and industrially important organic transformations, from classical cross-coupling reactions through to C-H bond functionalisation transformations. I will explain how homogeneous palladium catalysts aggregate to give catalytically-competent higher order Pd species (nanoparticles) which are active in a wide range of reactions.  I will discuss the synthesis of an eclectic range of both simple and complex organic products, highlighting the current state-of-the-art in terms of catalysis, but also the limitations we face as a catalysis community.  In this respect, a perspective on the future of this area will be given at the end of the seminar, with comments about green chemistry metrics and environmental resilience.

6pm: Refreshments in Cafe 66
6.30pm: Lecture in G11
7.30 - 8.30pm: Networking and Wine Reception in Cafe 66

Cafe 66 is located next to G11

G11 The Bying Kendrick Lecture Theatre
Main Building, Ground Floor
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET