Dr. Brian Stoltz (B.S. ’93), a professor of organic chemistry at Caltech, is the winner of the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Organic Synthesis.
The award, given each year by the executive board of editors and publisher of Tetrahedron Publications, was created in 2005 for “exceptional creativity and dedication” in the field of organic synthesis. An additional award is given annually for the field of bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. As a recipient, Dr. Stoltz will receive a cash award of $1,000, a certificate, and an Symposium-In-Print compiled in the recipient’s honor. In addition, Dr. Stoltz has been invited to present a plenary lecture at the eleventh Tetrahedron Symposium in Beijing, China.
Dr. Stoltz received his B.S. from the IUP Department of Chemistry and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Yale University, and he held a postdoctoral position with Nobel Prize winner Elias J. Corey at Harvard. He joined the faculty of Caltech in 2000 and is now an Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry.
Dr. Stoltz has received numerous research and teaching awards throughout his career, including an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering. In 2006, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and was also honored at IUP with an Alumni Ambassador Award.