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August 28, 2014

Thomas Hoye to Receive ACS Guenther Award

Aug. 28 — Principal Investigator Thomas Hoye, a professor in the Department of Chemistry (College of Science and Engineering), has been named to receive the Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award will be presented at the ACS National Meeting in March 2015, in Denver, Colorado.

Professor Hoye’s groundbreaking research into a fundamentally new reaction, the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder reaction, was featured in an MSI Research Spotlight last year. Experimental and initial computational results of this reaction have been published in the prestigious journal Nature.

The Ernest Guenther Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products. The award consists of $6,000, a medallion, and a certificate. The medallion will be presented during the award address.

Hoye will receive his award, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the ACS national Meeting in Denver. A vignette on Hoye will appear in Chemical & Engineering News in early 2015.

Source: Minnesota Supercomputing Institute