Emory chemist garners international honor for lifetime achievement

Huw Davies, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry, has received the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. Dr. Davies is a faculty member in the MSP program.

The award is given by the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to scientists whose discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their field of study, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Davies’ research focuses on organic synthesis, particularly C-H functionalization, which explores the conversion of the very common carbon-hydrogen bond into useful functional groups, leading to new synthetic methods with broad applications to industry and medicine.

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