Dennis Hall received his PhD in 1995 from Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada) under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Deslongchamps. Between 1995-1997 he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Peter G. Schultz in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He initiated his independent career in 1997 at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) where he is currently University Professor of Chemistry and Associate-Chair (Research). The unifying theme of his research program is the development of new synthetic and biological applications of organoboronic acid derivatives, with topics including stereocontrolled reaction methodology, catalysis, multicomponent reactions, carbohydrate recognition and sensing, and medicinal chemistry. He has co-authored over 120 research publications, including 80 in the field of boron chemistry. He has written 10 book chapters and was the Editor of the successful monograph “Boronic Acids – Preparation, Applications in Organic Synthesis, Medicine, and Materials” (Wiley-VCH), now in its second edition. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Organic Reactions, on the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of Organic Chemistry, and as a Volume Editor (Updates) for Science of Synthesis. He received a Humboldt Research Fellowship (2006), a JSPS Visiting Fellowship (2007), and other recent awards include a 2008 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, the 2008 Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (National Research Council of Canada), the Royal Society of Canada 2009 Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry, and the 2012 Journal of Organic Chemistry (ACS) Outstanding Author of the Year Award.
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