The Faraday Discussion on Electrosynthesis was held from 12-14 July 2023, in Edinburgh, UK and online. Green Chemistry and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering were pleased to support best poster prize awards at this event and we would like to congratulate our winners!
Green Chemistry winner
Mickaël Avanthay (University of Bristol, UK)
Poster title: Mediated Silane Oxidation: A practical and metal-free counter-electrode process for electrochemical reduction reactions
Mickaël completed his undergraduate studies at ETH Zürich and then completed the AstraZeneca R&D graduate program in Sweden before starting a PhD in the Lennox Lab (Bristol) to investigate reductive electrochemical methods. His areas of interest are novel defluorination methods and new techniques to make electrochemical reductions more practical and scalable.
Reaction Chemistry & Engineering winner
Zach Nguyen (University of Utah, USA)
Poster title: Electrolyte Induced Cage Effects for Enantioselective Electrosynthesis
Zach is currently completing his Ph.D. studies with Shelley Minteer at the University of Utah, where he also received a B.S. in chemistry. His current research interests are sustainable electro organic synthesis and mechanistic investigations using electrochemistry. Outside of chemistry, he enjoys exploring the Wasatch mountains, where he enjoys being an avid photographer, skier, and fisherman.