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Portrait of Prof. Noël
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The lectureship recognizes mid-career scientists who have firmly established themselves in their independent careers, continuously published innovative work, and have pioneered several research areas. Noël won the lectureship together with Prof. Ryan Shenvi of Scripps Research in La Jolla, USA. As part of the Lectureship award, they will be presenting lectures over the coming 12 months. In announcing the lectureships, Chemical Society Reviews mentioned the extremely high standard of nominations for this year, reason to also select a number of ‘Highly Commended’ candidates.

Timothy Noël is a researcher in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and technology, with a particular interest in the delicate synergy between the two fields. In 2004, He earned his PhD in the field of synthetic organic chemistry from Ghent University in 2009. Following his PhD, followed by a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor Stephen L. Buchwald at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Upon returning to Europe, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology in 2012, and later became an Associate Professor in 2017. In 2020, Noël was promoted to Full Professor at the University of Amsterdam, where he is now the Chair of Flow Chemistry.