The 2013 Dalton Transactions Lecture awardees delivered their presentations at UC Berkeley last month. Each awardee is provided with an honorarium and a commemorative plaque.
|Professor Trevor Hayton (UCSB) gave the annual Dalton Transactions Lecture, which is awarded to an exceptional young inorganic chemist in the Americas each year. Previous recipients are:
2012 Teri Odom (Northwestern University)
Professor Hayton received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, whereupon he began his Ph.D. research, also at UBC, under the direction of Peter Legzdins. After graduating in 2003, he began a postdoctoral fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining the faculty at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003.
|The inaugural Dalton Transactions Distinguished Lecture was given on February 7 by Professor Phil Power of UC Davis. Professor Power is a world-renowned expert in main group chemistry. His Dalton Transactions Lecture focused on the preparation and structure of low-coordinate main group compounds and their reactivity towards small molecules such as dihydrogen and ethene.
Professor Power received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Dublin, Ireland, and his doctorate from the University of Sussex; the latter under the supervision of Mike Lappert. He carried out postdoctoral research at Stanford University before joining the faculty at UC Davis in 1980. He was award the Royal Society of Chemistry Mond Medal in 2005 and elected Fellow of the Royal Society in the same year.
Congratulations to Professors Hayton and Power for their awards!