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  • Thomas R. Hoye

    Distinguished University Teaching Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor

    • Organic Chemistry, Synthesis and Methodology
    • Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Synthesis
    • Chemical Biology
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • B.S. Bucknell University, 1972
    • M.S. Bucknell University, 1972 (Harold W. Heine)
    • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1976 (Robert B. Woodward)
    Office: 422 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

Synthetic and structural organic chemistry lie at the heart of most of the projects being studied in my laboratory. These include problems in mechanistic organic chemistry, natural product synthesis, synthetic applications of organometallic chemistry, sustainable polymer synthesis, and many applications of NMR spectroscopy. Collaborative projects are actively being pursued in the areas of natural product isolation and structure determination, nanoparticle block-copolymer development for drug delivery, polymer property studies, and new prodrug strategies.

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Honors and Awards

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 1985
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post-baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education, 1999
  • Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • Merck Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2002-2007
  • Morse-Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Minnesota, 2007
  • Merck Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2009-2014
  • Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Chemical Sciences, ACS Minnesota Section, 2014
  • Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, American Chemical Society, 2015
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Robert Robinson Award, 2016
  • American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 2017
  • College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, 2017

Mailing Address

  • Thomas R. Hoye, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • A-17, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431