Dr. Margaret Faul Women in Chemistry Award 2023

We received a list of many deserving candidates for the Women in Chemistry Award. Today, Thieme and the Editors of Science of Synthesis are delighted to announce the 3rd winner of the Dr. Margaret Faul Women in Chemistry Award: Michelle Chang!

Michelle Chang (University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA) has been chosen as the recipient of the Dr. Margaret Faul Women in Chemistry Award 2023 due to her seminal contributions in organic chemistry across broad areas of biosynthesis and biocatalysis, where she has developed synthetic methods to advance the preparation of halogenated natural products of medicinal importance and biomass conversion for energy and environmental science.

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Prize Ceremony
The 3rd Dr. Margaret Faul Women in Chemistry Award Ceremony and Lecture will be held at the European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, which will be taking place on July 9-13, 2023, in Ghent (Belgium).


General Principles

  • The prize is awarded to a young woman of any nationality within the first 15 years of her independent career in chemical research.
  • The prize will be awarded in recognition of the candidate’s outstanding achievements in organic chemistry, broadly defined to include medicinal, biological, organometallic, or materials chemistry and related areas.
  • The prize includes an award of 5,000€


Selection Committee Chairs

Dr. Margaret Faul
Amgen Inc.

Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung | Mülheim, Germany

More information about Dr. Margaret Faul

Read the SYNFORM Interview with Dr. Margaret Faul