Professor Gary A. Molander

    Principle Investigator

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Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2007–present.
Allan Day Term Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2001–2006.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania 1999–present.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990–1999.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1988–1990.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1981–1988.


Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Wisconsin, 1980–1981.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, 1979–1980.
Graduate Education: Ph. D., Purdue University, 1979.
Undergraduate Education: B. S. with Distinction, Iowa State University, 1975.
Eastman Kodak Summer Research Fellow, 1974, 1975.


American Chemical Society Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods – 2015.
Boron in the Americas Frontier Award – 2014.
Council for Chemical Research, Research Collaboration Award – 2013.
Novartis Lecturer, 2012–2013.
Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2010.
Purdue University Department of Chemistry Outstanding Alumni Award, 2009.
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
Philadelphia Section Award of the American Chemical Society, 2003.
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 2002–2003.
Honorary Master of Arts Degree, University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society, 1998.
American Cyanamid Academic Award, 1989.
University of Colorado Faculty Fellowship, 1988–1989.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, 1987–1991.
University of Colorado Summer Research Initiation Faculty Fellowship, 1982.
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1980–1981.
Eastman Kodak Fellow, 1978–1979.
Purdue University Fellow, 1975–1977.
Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Societies.


Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France (1989, 1997); Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany (1989); École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris (1993); Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil (1998); Universidade Federal da Pernambuco, Brazil (1998); Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, (1998); Institute of Organometallic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (1998); Institut de Recherche en Chimie Organique Fine, Rouen, France (1999); Universidade Federal da Santa Maria, Brazil (2001); Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2005); Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (2009); Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (2011–2012); Universidade Federal de Sâo Carlos, Brazil (2013); École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France (2015).


Topic Area Reviewer, American Chemical Society, Pacifichem, 2013–2014.
American Chemical Society Awards Equity Subcommittee – 2013.
Organizer, International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development, 2012–.
Editor, Science of Synthesis: Cross-Coupling, Thieme Publishers, 2010–2012.
Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II, Elsevier, 2010–2013.
Chair-Elect, Chair, Past Chair, Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, 2010–2012.
Scientific Advisory Board, Brazilian Meeting on Organic Synthesis, 2009–.
Chemical Heritage Foundation Ullyot Scholarship and Lectureship Committee, 2009–.
Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2009–.
Editor, Science of Synthesis: Stereoselective Synthesis, Thieme Publishers, 2009–2010.
Chair, American Chemical Society H. C. Brown Award Canvassing Committee, 2009–2012.
Science of Synthesis Editorial Board, Thieme Publishers, 2009–.
Organizing Committee, French-American Chemical Society FACS XII-XIV, 2008–2014.
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, BoroChem, Caen, France, 2007–2010.
Vice Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2005–2006.
Secretary/Treasurer, ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, 2006–2009.
International Scientific Advisory Board, Brazilian Meeting on Organic Synthesis, 2005–.
Executive Editor, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Wiley, 2004–2010.
Editor, Science of Synthesis, Volume 33, Thieme Publishers, 2004–2006.
Director, Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society, 2004–2006.
Board of Consulting Editors, Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters, 2003–2008.
Associate Editor, Comprehensive Organic Functional Group Transformations II, Pergamon Press, 2003–2004.
Editorial Advisory Board, Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, 2002–.
Associate Editor, Organic Letters, 2002–.
Alternate Councilor, Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society, 2001–2003. Chair, Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club, 2001.
Editorial Advisory Board, Organometallics, 2000–2003.
Executive Director, 37th National Organic Symposium, 1999–2001.
Elected Member-at-Large, ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Executive Committee, 1999.
Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, 1992–1995.
NIH Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, 1993–1997.
Consultant, Hauser Chemical Research, 1991–1999.