The International Precious Metals Institute awards are given annually in recognition of exceptional precious metal research conducted by students.
Chemistry graduate students Joseph Dennis and Jaeyune Ryu have been selected as winners of International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Premiere Awards for 2019. These awards are given annually in recognition of exceptional precious metal research conducted by graduate students. Winners receive a monetary prize of $5,000, and are invited to attend the IPMI’s Annual International Conference, where they present their work and receive their awards in person.
The IPMI was founded in 1976 as a collaborative effort of research professors from a wide collection of prestigious universities, including MIT, Cornell, NYU, Columbia, Brooklyn Polytechnic, and others. Its mission is to collect, archive & share substantive, definitive and factual information regarding literally all aspects of the precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium & osmium).
2019 Metalor Student Award
Joseph Dennis, a member of Professor Stephen L. Buchwald‘s lab, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Metalor Student Award.
“Over the last four years, my research in the Buchwald lab has focused on developing new methodologies involving palladium catalysts,” says Dennis. “I am honored to be recognized by the International Precious Metals Institute for this work. This award has encouraged me to continue using precious metal catalysis as a tool for solving many industrially-relevant problems. The IPMI award program reminds us that fundamental research with precious metals can ultimately lead to useful, real-world applications.”
Research in the Buchwald Group combines elements of organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry to devise catalytic processes of use in solving problems of fundamental importance.
2019 IMPI Europe Chapter Student Award
Jaeyune Ryu, a member of Professor Yogesh Surendranath‘s lab, has been named the recipient of the 2019 IMPI Europe Chapter Student Award.
“Receiving the IPMI student award makes me feel highly honored, grateful, and even more responsible,” says Ryu. “I will keep doing my best. I also very much thank Professor Surendranath, who supported me to win this award.”
The Surendranath Lab is focused on addressing global challenges in the areas of chemical catalysis, energy storage and utilization, and environmental stewardship.