University of Delaware

"The University of Delaware is exceptionally proud of Prof. Richard F. Heck and his ground-breaking research in the field of chemistry, which has resulted in the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry."

— Patrick Harker,
     University of Delaware President

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Who should attend?

Scientists and engineers; graduate and undergraduate students; and media who cover science and technology.

Who will present?

Leading experts at the frontiers of catalysis. Prof. Heck's fellow Nobel Laureate, Ei-ichi Negishi, will be among our distinguished speakers.

Where will the event be held?

Clayton Hall, on UD's main campus in Newark, Del. Ample parking is available, and the Marriott Courtyard-University Hotel is conveniently located next door.

What is the registration deadline?

Registration is now closed -- we have reached our capacity. We look forward to seeing all registrants at the May 26th event!


Contact the symposium organizers here.



The University of Delaware is proud to host "Frontiers in Catalysis" in honor of Richard F. Heck, Willis F. Harrington Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The event will be held May 26, 2011, at Clayton Hall Conference Center on the University's Newark campus and will feature nationally prominent speakers, including Ei-ichi Negishi, one of Heck's fellow laureates.

Heck, 79, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Dec. 10, 2010, in Stockholm, with Negishi, 75, of Purdue University, and Akira Suzuki, 80, of Hokkaido University, “for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.”

"The University of Delaware is exceptionally proud of Prof. Richard F. Heck and his ground-breaking research in the field of chemistry," UD President Patrick Harker said.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Prof. Heck and his colleagues, acknowledging the development of a tremendously sophisticated tool that will aid scientists to make potential cancer drugs and medicines," said Provost Tom Apple, who was a graduate student in chemistry at UD when Heck was on the faculty. Heck retired from UD in 1989.

Join us for this day of science and celebration. Register today!

Professor HeckPress conference with the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics. Photo by Markus Marcetic. Courtesy of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.



DOW Ashland
Additional Support Provided by DuPont, ACS Catalysis, and Center for Catalytic Science & Technology, Delaware Biotechnology Institute