Thursday, 28 October 2021

In 2020, The French & American Chemical Societies (SCF & ACS) announced Robert Crabtree (Le. 1960-66), C. P. Whitehead Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, as the 2020 Franco-American Lectureship Prize, and as part of his prize, Crabtree gave the virtual lecture "Adventures in Water Oxidation" at the French Chemical Society meeting in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on 4th October 2021.

The prize honours chemists and chemical engineers who have made significant contributions to research collaborations between France and the United States. The Franco-American Lectureship Prize is awarded on a rotating basis to a French or American chemist. In a typical year, as a prize winner, Crabtree would have conducted a lecture tour at FCS local sections and universities in France. However, due to the pandemic, his lecture took place remotely, drawing in a large audience.

"My scientific life has been very greatly enhanced by my connection with France so I was delighted to receive this prize."

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