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UC Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to annouce the 2017 Oesper Award Winner
Maurice Brookhart is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of National Academy of Sciences. His research encompasses synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry and catalysis, with emphasis on the invention, synthesis, and study of new late-transition metal catalysts for olefin dimerization, polymerization reactions and C-H bond activation. Brookhart has about 300 publications and more than 20 patents. He has won numerous awards including ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, and ACS Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis.