The Oesper Award Program and Symposium
UC Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce the 2023 Oesper Award Program will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023
The 2023 Oesper Award will honor Distinguished Professor Miguel Garcia-Garibay
Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay received his B.S. degree from the University of Michoacan in Mexico and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. He was a postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University before joining the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, where he rose through the Faculty ranks and is now a Distinguished Professor. He is the current Dean of Physical Sciences and Senior Dean of the UCLA College. He has served in the editorial boards of the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Crystal Growth & Design, and was associate editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society from 2009 to 2017. Garcia-Garibay is known for his work in solid-state organic chemistry, photochemistry, reactive intermediates, and crystalline molecular machines. He has authored over 250 articles and delivered over 350 lectures worldwide. Among other honors, he is a fellow of the AAAS, received of the 2013 Inter-American Photochemical Society, and was Awarded the 2015 ACS Cope Scholar Award. In 2019 he was elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, he became a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020, a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences in 2021, and this year he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.