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K.C. Nicolaou was born on July 5, 1946, in Cyprus where he grew up and went to school until the age of 18. In 1964, he went to England where he spent two years learning English and preparing to enter the University. He studied chemistry at the University of London (B.Sc., 1969, Bedford College, First Class Honors; Ph.D. 1972, University College, with Professors F. Sondheimer and P.J. Garratt). In 1972, he moved to the United States and after postdoctoral appointments at Columbia University (1972-1973, Professor T.J. Katz) and Harvard University (1973-1976, Professor E.J. Corey) he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he rose through the ranks to become the Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry. In 1989, he accepted joint appointments at the University of California, San Diego, where he is Professor of Chemistry, and The Scripps Research Institute where he is the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and holds the Skaggs Professorship of Chemical Biology and the Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry.

K.C. Nicolaou's research interests focus on chemical synthesis, molecular design and molecular recognition, and the biological actions of molecules. He is the author or co-author of more than 550 publications, 70 patents (56 issued, 14 pending) and two books, the last book titled A Classics in Total Synthesis@ with co-author Erik Sorensen. His dedication to chemical education is evidenced by his training of more than 350 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Nicolaou is one of the most cited researchers in Chemistry

Ranked by total citations. (10 of 5,779)

RANK

SCIENTIST

PAPERS

CITATIONS

CITATIONS
PER PAPER

1

WHITESIDES, GM

281

12,762

45.42

2

KOBAYASHI, S

668

10,805

16.18

3

GRUBBS, RH

166

10,292

62

4

STODDART, JF

282

9,623

34.12

5

RHEINGOLD, AL

722

9,033

12.51

6

WILLIAMS, DJ

586

8,731

14.9

7

MATYJASZEWSKI, K

257

8,331

32.42

8

NICOLAOU, KC

241

7,971

33.07

9

WANG, J

882

7,946

9.01

10

SHINKAI, S

416

7,712

18.54



Marital Status Married to Georgette K. Nicolaou

Children Colette, Alexis, Christopher, Paul
Address Department of Chemistry,
The Scripps Research Institute,
10550 North Torrey Pines Road,
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone (858) 784-2400
Fax (858) 784-2469
and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of California/San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone (858) 534-7115
Citizenship USA/UK

Appointments

1972-73 Research Associate, Columbia University, New York, NY with Professor T.J. Katz
1973-76 Research Associate, Harvard University Cambridge, MA with Professor E.J. Corey
1976-80 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1976-81 Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1976-82 Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1976-83 Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1989- Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of chemistry and Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA and Professor of Chemistry, University of California/San Diego, La Jolla, CA and
1996 Aline W. and L.S. Skaggs Professor of Chemical Biology, the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, TSRI

Selected Professional Activities

1998- Regional Advisory Board, J.C.S. Chemical communications
1990- Editorial Board, Synthesis
1991- Regional Advisory Board, J.C.S. Perkin I
1992- Board of Consulting Editors, Tetrahedron Publications
1992-95 Editorial Board, Accounts of Chemical Research
1993- Editorial Board, Carbohydrate Letters
1994- International Advisory Board, Contemporary Organic Synthesis
1978-88 Editorial Board, Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Medicine
1984-90 Co-Editor, Synthesis
1994- Editorial Board, Chemistry - A European Journal
1994- International Advisory Board, Angewandte Chemie
1994- Editorial Board, Perspectives in Drug Discovery and Design
1999- Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B, 1995-1997
1997- International Advisory Board, J.C.S Perkin I
1998- Editorial Advisory Board, Combinatorial Chem. High Throughput Screening
1998- Editorial Board, Current Opinion in Bioorganic Chemistry
1994- Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Letters
2000- Editorial Advisory Board, ChemBioChem

Selected Awards and Honors

2001 Foreign Member, Academy of Athens, Greece
2001 Greek American Scientists, Engineers, and High Tech Entrepeneurs Award
2001 Nagoya Medal of Organic Chemistry, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
2001 Ernst Schering Prize, Ernst Schering Research Foundation
2000-01 Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
2000 Honorary Ph.D. (honoris causa) from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
2000 Paul Karrer Gold Medal, Switzerland
2000 Max Tishler Prize Lecture, Harvard University, USA
1999 Yamada Prize, Japan
1999 Honorary Professorship from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
1999 Elected to Rank of Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA
1999 Aspirin Prize for solidarity through Chemistry, Spain
1998 Press Club Headliner Award, San Diego Press Club, USA
1998 Honorary Ph.D. (honoris causa) from the University of Crete, Greece
1998 Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest, American Chemical Society, Northeastern Section, USA
1998 Decoration of the Order of the Commander of Honor Medal bestowed by the President of Greece
1998 Honorary Ph.D. (honoris causa) from the Universidad de Alcala, Madrid, Spain
1997 Cliff S. Hamilton Award in Organic Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1997 Distinguished Scientist Award, American Chemical Society, San Diego Section, USA
1997 Honorary Ph.D. (honoris causa) from the University of Cyprus, Cyprus
1996 Honorary Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
1996 Honorary Ph.D. (honoris causa) from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1996 Linus Pauling Medal, American Chemical Society, Puget Sound, Portland, and Oregon Section, USA
1996 Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
1996 Inhoffen Medal of the Gesellshaft fuer Biotechnologische Forschung mbH (GBF) and the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
1996 Chemical Pioneer of the American Institute of Chemists Award, USA
1996 Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, American Chemical Society, USA
1996 William H. Nichols Medal, American Chemical Society, New York Section, USA
1995 Rhone-Poulenc Silver Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom
1995 Honorary Ph.D. (honoris causa) from the University of Athens, Greece
1994 D.Sc. degree, University of London, United Kingdom
1994 Karavas Prize, Cyprus
1994 Alexander the Great Award, Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego, USA
1994 Paul Janssen Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, Belgium
1993 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA
1993 Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, USA
1993 Alan R. Day Award, Philadelphia Organic Chemist's Club, USA
1988 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award, Japan
1987 Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, USA
1987-88 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation US Senior Scientist Award, Germany
1987 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, USA
1983 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award, USA
1984 J.S. Guggenheim Fellow, USA
1980 Honorary M.A. (honoris causa) from the University of Pennsylvania, USA
1980-84 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, USA
1979-83 A.P. Sloan Fellowship, USA

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