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Matt Sigman

Peter J. Christine S. Stang

Presidential Endowed Chair of Chemistry


CV last updated October, 2023

Education and Experience 

2019-present     Chair, Department of Chemistry

2016-present     Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

2012-present     Peter J. Christine S. Stang Presidential Endowed Chair of Chemistry

2009-2010         Visiting Professor, Huntsman Cancer Institute, U of U 

2008-2016         Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah

2004-2008         Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah

1999-2004         Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah

1996-1999         Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University

                          Mentor: Professor Eric N. Jacobsen

                          Research Area: Enantioselective Strecker reactions

1992-1996         Graduate Student, Washington State University

                          Thesis Advisor: Professor Bruce E. Eaton

1994-1995         NeXstar Predoctoral Fellow, NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Boulder, CO

1992                  B.S., Chemistry, Sonoma State University, California

1991                  Undergraduate Research Fellow, Utah State University

                          Mentor:Professor Michael E. Wright

                          Research Area: Synthesis of ferrocene derived NLO-polymers


Honors and Awards

2023                 Patai-Rappoport Lecture Award

2022                 University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award

2019-present    Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research

2018                 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award

2017                 Celebrate U "Top Researcher Honoree", University of Utah

2017                 ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

2016                 Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

2016                 Sigma Chi Outstanding Professor Award (student-awarded)

2014-2015        Novartis Chemistry Lectureship

2013                 Schulich Visiting Professor Lectureship, Technion, Israel

2012-present    Peter J. Christine S. Stang Presidential Endowed Chair of Chemistry

2012                 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2011                 University of Utah Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award

2011-2019        Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society

2010-2012        Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Catalysis

2010                 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

2009                 Robert W. Parry Teaching Award

2009-present    Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry

2008                 University of Utah Distinguished Honors Professor

2004                 Pfizer Award for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

2004                 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award

2002                 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2000                 Research Innovation Award (Research Corporation)

1997-1999        National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

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