Eric N. Jacobsen is the Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He is a prominent figure in the field of organic chemistry and is best known for the development of the Jacobsen epoxidation and other work in selective catalysis. Jacobsen attended New York University for his undergraduate studies and the University of California, Berkeley for graduate school, earning his PhD in 1986 under the tutelage of Robert G. Bergman. He subsequently joined the laboratory of Barry Sharpless, then of MIT, as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before relocating to Harvard in 1993.
|Born:||February 22, 1960, New York City, New York|
|Alma mater:||New York University, University of California, Berkeley|
|Other academic advisors:||Karl Barry Sharpless, Yorke E. Rhodes|
|Doctoral students:||Emily Balskus, Abigail Doyle, Matthew B. Francis|
|Other notable students:||Sarah E Reisman, Tehshik Yoon, Timothy F. Jamison, James L. Leighton, Matthew Sigman, M. Christina White|
|Known for:||Jacobsen epoxidation, Hydrogen-bond catalysis|
|Notable awards:||Bristol-DTC-Syngenta Award, Remsen Award, Fannie–Cox Teaching Award, Harvard University|
About Eric Jacobsen
American organic chemist and Harvard University professor. He became known for his work on the chemical and physical catalysts for organic processes.
After graduating from New York University, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
He taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining the Harvard chemistry faculty.
He was born and raised in New York City.
He secured a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology laboratory of chemist Karl Barry Sharpless.
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