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Boston College's Amir Hoveyda receives Italy's Eni Award for Hydrocarbons Research
Date:6/17/2014

Hoveyda has been ranked among the world's Top 100 Chemists by Thomson Reuters. Among his honors are the 2014 American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, the 2010 Yamada-Koga Prize from the Chemical Society of Japan and a 2005 National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, an honorific 10-year grant. He is co-founder of the life sciences firm XiMo AG, which commercializes catalysts discovered in the Hoveyda lab.

Hoveyda said his work supports other scientists, and ultimately serves patients treated with new therapeutics, and is intended to provide some measure of relief for an already overburdened planet.

"My hope is that our catalysts, many of which are already widely used all over the world in academic as well as industrial labs, will play a meaningful role in lowering suffering and pain, will help protect this beautiful planet that has been so badly abused by us humans," Hoveyda said. "I hope that our catalysts and methods of performing new chemical reactions will improve the quality of life for all living creatures without endangering our magnificent planet or having to mortgage the happiness of the future generations."


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Contact: Ed Hayward
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617-552-4826
Boston College
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