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Thomas Snaddon Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry 

June 7, 2024

Congratulations to Thomas Snaddon, James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry, who was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The designation of Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of chemical science. Founded in 1841, the RSC is a professional society based in the United Kingdom with over 50,000 members worldwide. It is the largest organization in Europe for advancing chemical sciences. RSC partners with industry and academia, advises governments on policy, and promotes collaboration, innovation, information, and ideas that lead to great scientific advances. 


Prof. Snaddon joins other current IU Chemistry faculty Professors David E. Clemmer, David P. Giedroc, Krishnan Raghavachari, and Michael S. VanNieuwenhze in this prestigious group of FRSC members. The names of newly elected Fellows are published yearly in The Times (London). 


Prof. Snaddon received B.Sc. (Hons.) (2003) and M.Phil. (2004) degrees from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. In early 2008, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, England, for research in the arena of natural product synthesis conducted under the mentorship of Professor Philip J. Kocienski, FRS. He then conducted postdoctoral research with Professor Alois Fürstner at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Germany (2008-2010) and Professor Steven V. Ley, FRS, at the University of Cambridge, England (2010-2013), which further confirmed his broad interests in synthetic chemistry. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University in August 2013. Research in the Prof. Snaddon’s laboratory is concerned with the design and development of new concepts in organic synthesis and catalysis.