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Dennis P. Curran

 

Dennis P. Curran

Dr. Curran's CV

A Short Biography on Dr. Curran

EDUCATION AND POSITONS

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts,
• B.S. Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 1971 - 1975

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York,
• Ph.D., 1975 - 1979

University of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin,
• Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979 - 1981

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
• Assistant Professor (1981 - 1986),
• Associate Professor (1986 - 1987),
• Full Professor (1988 - 1996),
• Distinguished Service Professor and Bayer Professor (1996 - present)

AWARDS AND HONORS

• ISI HighlyCited Researcher, among top 100 in Chemistry

• Visiting Professor, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, 2011
• Visiting Professor at Westfälische Wilhelms–Universität, 2011
• Honorary Doctorate, University of Paris, 2010
• Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Inaugural Class of 2009
• The Pittsburgh Award, Pittsburgh Section, American Chemical Society, 2006
• Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
• Chaire d’excellence, Agence National de la Recherche (ANR), France, 2009–2010

• American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry, 2008
• Most Cited Paper in Tetrahedron, 2005–2008 (#355, a review on fluorous solid phase extraction)
• University of Pittsburgh Innovator Award, 2007
• Harry and Carol Mosher Award, Santa Clara Valley Section, ACS, 2007

• Blaise Pascal International Research Chair, Préfecture de la Région D’Ile-de-France (Paris), 2007–2008
• Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2007
• The Pittsburgh Award, Pittsburgh Section, American Chemical Society, 2006
• Morley Medal, Cleveland Section, American Chemical Society, 2006

• Pittsburgh Magazine, Innovator of the Year Award, 2003
• Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, 2001
• American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Organic Synthesis, 2000
• Boston College Alumni Achievement Award for Excellence in Science, 2000

• Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1999
• Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, 1998
• Humbolt Senior Research Awardee, 1998 - 2000
• University Visiting Professor, Kyushu University, 1996

• Fuson Professor, University of Illinois, 1995
• Reichstein Professor, University of Basel, 1994
• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 1994
• ICI Award for Excellence in Chemistry, 1990

• President's Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
• American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award, 1989
• Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 1987 - 1992
• Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awardee, 1986 - 1991
• Merck Faculty Development Grantee, 1986 - 1988
• Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1985 - 1987

• Eli Lilly Grantee, 1985 - 1987
• Dreyfus Grant for Newly Appointed Young Faculty in Chemistry, 1981 - 1986
• ACS Organic Division, Chair-Elect (1999), Chair (2000), Past Chair (2001)

EDITORIAL AND CONSULTING ACTIVITIES

• Fluorous Technologies, Inc., Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, 2000-2012
• European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Advisory Board, 2011
• Arkivoc, Honorary Advisory Board, 2006-present
• Organic Syntheses, Inc., Member of the Corporation, Editorial Advisory Board, 2006-present
• Consultant, Arno Therapeutics, 2007
• Beilstein J. Org. Chem., Editorial Advisory Board, 2005-present
• J. Am. Chem. Soc., Editorial Advisory Board, 2005-2008
• International Advisory Committee, EUCHEM Free Radical Meeting, Bergen, Norway, 2006
• Advisory Committee, 1st ISOFT (International Society of Fluorous Technologies) Meeting, Bordeaux, France, 2005
• US Co-organizer, Japan-US Workshop on Sustainable Chemical Synthesis, Honolulu, HI, Dec. 2005
• Co-organizer, Pacifichem 2005, Symposium on Organic Free Radicals, Honolulu, HI, Dec. 2005
• Member, University of Pittsburgh Center for Methodology and Library Development (UPCMLD) Board, 2003-2008
• Council Delegate, Chemistry, Amer. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2004-2007
• Advisory Committee, International Society of Free Radicals, 2004 Meeting in Corsica, France
• Co-editor (w/ J. Gladysz), Tetrahedron "Symposium in Print" on Fluorous Chemistry, 2002
• Editorial Advisory Board, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2001-present
• Associate Editor, "Organic Syntheses", 1999-present
• Tetrahedron Board of Editors, 1998-present
• ACS Organic Division: Past Chair, 2001, Chair, 2000, Chair-Elect, 1999, Alternate Councilor, 1992-1994, Executive Council Member, 1990-1992
• Editorial Advisory Board, "Organic Reactions", 2001-present
• Associate Editor, "Organic Reactions", 1991-2001