CHESTNUT HILL, MA (May 8, 2007) -- Amir Hoveyda, Joseph T. and Patricia Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry at Boston College, has received the Max Tishler Prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions in chemistry. The award was presented May 7 by Harvard University's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology when Prof. Hoveyda delivered a lecture in honor of the occasion on his latest research titled "New N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Exciting Frontiers in Reactivity, Selectivity, and Catalysis."
Prof. Hoveyda, who specializes in organic and organometallic chemistry, has been on the faculty at Boston College since 1990 and currently serves a chair of the Chemistry Department. He has received numerous awards and grants in recognition of his scholarly achievements, including the National Institutes of Health Merit Award; National Young Investigator from the National Science Foundation; American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, among many others.
Boston College has also recognized Prof. Hoveyda with its Distinguished Faculty Research Award in 2000 and its Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002.
Prof. Hoveyda is widely published in journals such as Journal of the American Chemical Society and Organometallics. He has delivered lectures all over the world, including at the University of Zurich; University of Nottingham, UK; Technion University, Israel; Tokyo University of Science; Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris; University of Sherbrooke, Canada, and Societa Chimica Italiana School in Organic Synthesis, Italy.