Professor Wes Borden will give a lecture on physical organic chemistry .

Date: Jan. 24 (Monday), 4:30pm in FB 341
Professor Wes Borden, a leading expert in the application of quantum chemical methods to organic chemistry and the world's foremost expert in the electronic structure of biradicals, will give an lecture on Jan. 24 (Monday), at 4:30pm  in FB 341 A/B. The title of his talk is

Calculations on Tunneling by Carbon Tell Experimentalists Where to Look and What to Look For

Please refer to the attachment for the full abstract.

Professor Borden is the Welch Chair Professor of Chemistry at University of North Texas (UNT), and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS). He received his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees from Harvard University, where he served for five years as an assistant professor. Before coming to UNT in 2004, Borden worked at the University of Washington for more than 30 years.

He is an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

He has also won many other awards for his research in physical organic chemistry and computational chemistry, including Fulbright Scholar, li Lilly Outstanding Young Chemist Award, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Research Award, American Chemical Society Cope Senior Scholar Award, and Wilsmore Fellowship.

Besides being the Associate Editor of JACS (for over 10 years), he also serves as a member of the editorial advisory board of other prestigious journals such as Journal of Organic Chemistry and Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation.

Professor Borden is among the most productive chemists, among his over 250 papers, two were published in Science, and over 50% were published in JACS and Angew. Chem, the top two journals in chemistry.