Viresh Rawal

POSITIONS
Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2015-present
Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1999-present
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1995-1998
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Ohio State University, 1994-1995
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Ohio State University, 1988-1994

EDUCATION
Post-Doctoral Studies, 1986-1988, Professor Gilbert Stork, advisor Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 1980-1986, Professor Michael P. Cava, advisor University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Dissertation: “Photocyclization Based Strategy for the Synthesis of Antitumor Agent CC-1065.”
B.S. Chemistry, cum laude, 1976-1980, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268 (Professor Gary A. Epling, Honors Research)

AWARDS & HONORS
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Organic Chemistry (2004-‘07), Heterocycles (2007-),
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (2012-), Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry (2012-),
Organic Syntheses (2007-), Organic Chemistry Frontiers (2014-), Tetrahedron & Tetrahedron Letters (2015-).
Volume Editor, Science of Synthesis, “Compounds with All-Carbon Functions”
Japan Society for the Promotions of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 2015
NSF Workshop for Organic Synthesis and Natural Products, Co-organizer, 2006-2008
Novartis International Chemistry Lectureship Award, 2007
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004
ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 2003
Pfizer Research Award for Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 1995-1998
Merck Young Investigator Award, 1995
American Cyanamid Faculty Award, 1994
Eli Lilly Grantee Award, 1993-1995
American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award, 1990-1993
DuPont Young Faculty Award, 1988-1989
Dean’s Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-1985
Rohm and Haas Fellowship, 1981-1983; Douty Foundation Fellowship, 1981