Brief Vitae of A. H. H.

Amir H. Hoveyda

Patricia and Joseph T. ’49 Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry at Boston College
Director of the Laboratories of Catalytic Chemical Synthesis at the University of Strasbourg


B. A., 1981, Columbia University
Ph. D., 1986, Yale University
Thesis Advisor: Professor Stuart L. Schreiber
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986–1987 and 1988–1990, Harvard University
Research Advisor: Professor David A. Evans


Pfizer Central Research, Cancer Group, November 1987–May 1988

Assistant Professor, Boston College, June 1990–August 1994

Professor, Boston College, September 1994–August 1998

Patricia and Joseph T. ’49 Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry, Boston College, September 1998–present

Chairperson of Chemistry Department, Boston College, July 2006–January 2017

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, January 2014–present

Director of the Laboratories for Catalytic Chemical Synthesis, Institute de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, January 2019–


National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, 1992

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1994

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 1994

American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award, 1998

Boston College Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002

National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, 2005

Yamada-Koga Prize, 2010

American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Organic Synthesis, 2014

Eni Prize, 2014

American Chemical Society H. C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, 2020


Giancarlo Jommi Memorial Lecturer, Societa Chimica Italiana School in Organic Synthesis, Milan, Italy, June 2000

Visiting Professor, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris, France, September 2000

AstraZeneca Lecture, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, May 2002

Merck-Frosst Distinguished Lecturer: University of Sherbrooke and Merck-Frosst Canada, Sherbrooke and Montreal, Canada, November 2002

Organic Syntheses Lecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, March 2003

Gilead Lecturer of W. S. Johnson Symposium, Stanford University, USA, October 2004

Eli Lilly Symposium Lecture, Harvard University, USA, April 2005

Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Japan, November 2005

Sir Michael and Lady Sobell Lecture, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, January 2006

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, April 2006

Max Tischler Prize Lecture, Harvard University, USA, May 2007

Schülich Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, February–March 2008

Merck Lecture, UC Irvine, USA, September 2008

Wyeth Research Lecture, Princeton University, USA, December 2008

Novartis Lecture, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland, December 2008

Abbott Lecture, Northwestern University, USA, July 2009

Distinguished Lecture, Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla), USA, February 2010

H. C. Brown Lecture, Purdue University, USA, April 2010

Distinguished Boehringer-Ingelheim Lecture, University of Laval & Boehringer-Ingelheim Montreal, Canada, April 2011

Organometallics Senior Investigator Fellow Lecture, Inaugural Biennial

Organometallics Symposium, ACS Meeting, USA, August 2012

Inaugural Graduate Student-Invited Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, USA, April 2013

Samuel M. McElvain Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, May 2015

Gassman Lectures, University of Minnesota, USA, September 2015

Merck Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, USA, September 2015

Nankai-Asymchem Lecture, Tianjin, China, October 2015

Sigma-Aldrich/European Journal of Organic Chemistry Lecturer, Wageningen Symposium, Wageningen, The Netherlands, April 2016

Sigma-Aldrich Lecture, Duke University, USA, September 2016

Yoshida Lectures, Osaka University & Kyoto University, Japan, November 2016

Karl Ziegler Lectures, Max-Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany, July 2017

Chute Lectures, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, September 2017

V. J. Shiner Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, October 2017

Lilly–Brown Lecture, Purdue University, USA, November 2019


Principal Co-Founder, XiMo, 2010

Scientific Consultant, Verbio, 2018–present

Scientific Consultant, Givaudan, 2006–2018

Scientific Consultant, Celgene, 2010–2016

Scientific Consultant, Schering-Plough/Merck Research Institute, 1998–2012

Scientific Advisory Board, Triad Therapeutics, 1998–2004

Scientific Consultant, Tanabe Research Laboratories, 2006–2008

Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Communications, 2003–2012

Editorial Advisory Board, Synthesis, 1998–2008