Jan-Erling Bäckvall#


Jan-Erling Bäckvall
Email:jeb 'at' organ.su.se
Membership Number:2377
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:jbackvall
Elected:2006
Homepage: http://www.organ.su.se/jeb/about.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1997- Professor of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University
  • 1986- Professor of Organic Chemistry at Uppsala University
  • 1975- Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Fields of Scholarship
  • Dynamic Kinetic Resolution
  • Biomimetic Oxidation
  • Organo- Metallic Transformation
  • Directed Evolution

Honours and Awards
  • Arrhenius medal (1986)
  • The Sandoz Lectureship Award (1996)
  • Senior Individual Grant Award to Outstanding Senior Scientists (1997)
  • Grant Award for Excellent Research Environments from the Swedish Research Council (VR) (2001)
  • Celsius Medal in Gold (2002)
  • The “Björkén Prize” (Björkénska priset) (2003)
  • Grant Award for Excellent Research Environments from the Swedish Research Council (VR) (2003)
  • Ulla and Stig Holmquist's Prize in Organic Chemistry (2005)
  • Herbert C. Brown Lecturer at Purdue University, Indiana, USA (2006)
  • Organic Syntheses Lectureship Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne, USA (2008)
  • Jeremiah P. Freeman Organic Synthesis Lectureship, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (2008)
  • Groningen Stereochemistry Lecturer, University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2009)
  • ERC-Advanced Grant (2010)
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • Member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry

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