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Accolades & Honors

Peter Wipf has been honored for creative organic chemistry

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Peter Wipf, a distinguished professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has received the 2023 Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

A prolific organic chemist, Wipf has been a faculty member in Pitt’s Department of Chemistry since 1990, focusing on organic compounds — how to synthesize them and how they work — including those with potential uses in medicine. His research has been cited more than 37,000 times.

Wipf is a fellow of the American Chemical Society as well as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He’ll be honored at the American Chemical Society’s spring meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 28, 2023.