The Ruzicka Prize 2016 goes to Bill Morandi
The Ruzicka Prize 2016 goes to Dr. Bill Morandi for his successful development of new catalytic concepts that could lead to improved efficiency in medical chemistry and materials science.
On November 30, 2016, Bill Morandi received the Ruzicka Prize for his latest developments of a new concepts of catalysis. In an otstanding presentation at the award ceremony he stunned the audience with the latest results of his investigations on, e.g., "shuttle catalysis" which led to a safe way of hydrocyanation, a common step used in chemical synthesis. Furthermore, Morandi’s group investigates how expensive and rare metals used in industrial catalysts may be replaced with cheaper, readily available alternatives, such as iron, nickel or copper.
The D-CHAB cordially congratulates Dr. Bill Morandi to the Ruzicka Prize 2016 and wishes him a great future with his career at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr.