Expert in Organic Synthesis Design
ORGANIC REACTION DATABASE RETRIEVAL. Expert's expertise includes retrieving organic reactions from computer databases. He has written a computer program to search any commercial database for reactions based on his published collection of definitions/descriptions of all organic reactions.
CODEINE AND MORPHINE SYNTHESIS. Expert's expertise includes codeine and morphine synthesis. He is developing a very short total synthesis for these alkaloids.
ORGANIC CHEMICAL STRUCTURE. Expert has developed very efficient ways to draw and read organic structures in the computer. His innovations in this area also allow a computer user to store structures in a compact and rapidly searchable format.
ORGANIC SYNTHESIS. Expert has spent his whole career in organic synthesis. He has worked in the laboratory, developing new methods and synthesizing natural products, and at the computer, developing the logic for designing syntheses and its realization in a practical program.
TERPENE SYNTHESIS. Expert has done a number of terpene syntheses and has compared many others on the computer to develop a theory of optimal synthesis. Currently in the laboratory, he is developing a short synthesis of vitamin A.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year: 1955||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Harvard University|
|Year: 1951||Degree: MA||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Harvard University|
|Year: 1950||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: California Institute of Technology|
|Years: 1963 to 2000||Employer: CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY||Title: PROFESSOR||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1957 to 1963||Employer: University of California at Los Angeles||Title: Assistant Professor||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1974 to 1976||Country / Region: Ghana||Summary: Expert was a visiting professor in Ghana.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship at Imperial College, London (1964), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (1962- 66), and a Fulbright Visiting Professorship at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana (1974-76).|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has been a distinguished lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. He has published over 140 articles and three books. These include a major beginning textbook, a small graduate-level textbook, and a monograph on biosynthesis.|
|Expert is fluent in French and reads German.|