Professor Mark Lautens Awarded Henry Marshall Tory Medal

Posted Sep 20, 2017 12:03 pm

Professor Mark LautensTrinity Fellow Prof. Mark Lautens is awarded the Royal Society of Canada’s 2017 Henry Marshall Tory Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements in research and scholarship. 

An enthusiastic and creative instructor, Prof. Lautens continues to advance the field of organic chemistry.

He is an internationally recognized organic chemist who invents new chemical reactions that produce pharmaceutically interesting molecules in a more efficient manner. He has developed metal catalyzed and multicatalytic processes that more rapidly produce complex molecular scaffolds while reducing waste. His work has advanced our understanding of how to control the outcome of chemical reactions and how different catalysts can be designed to operate in tandem. His work has been recognized by investiture as an Officer in the Order of Canada, promotion to University Professor, by a Doctor of Science, honoris causa from his alma mater (Guelph), by a Killam Fellowship and in 2001 election to FRSC. [source RSC]

Prof. Lautens was also recently recognized with the U of T School of Graduate Studies JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award.

Congratulations to Prof. Lautens on receiving the Henry Marshall Tory Medal.

Awarded biennially, The Henry Marshall Tory Medal recognizes outstanding research in a branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science.