Richard Schrock to be new ChemComm Chair

Richard R Schrock, Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry, MIT

We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard R Schrock is to be our new chair of the ChemComm Editorial Board.

Professor Schrock will take over the post in January 2012. Most of you will know him as the winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (shared with Y Chauvin and R H Grubbs) – but he has received numerous other awards during his illustrious career, including the RSC’s Frankland Award in 2004.  

Of his forthcoming role, he commented: “In my term as chair of the Editorial Board I look forward to continuing to develop ChemComm as the premier source of must-read chemistry.”

A professor of chemistry since 1980, Professor Schrock is currently the Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at MIT. In recent years, his research has been focused on the application of alkylidene chemistry towards controlled polymerisation of cyclic olefins, the catalytic reduction of dinitrogen by molybdenum complexes, and synthesis and applications of new monoalkoxide pyrrolide olefin metathesis catalysts. 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing chair, Professor E. Peter Kündig, who has skilfully steered ChemComm through a period of tremendous growth in content and impact over the past four years. His term of office ends as the journal moves to 100 issues per year.  

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