Lautens Mark

Toronto, Canada

Mark Lautens (B.Sc. Guelph, Ph.D. Wisconsin-Madison, PDF Harvard) is AstraZeneca Professor of Organic Synthesis, J.B. Jones Distinguished Professor and University Professor at the University of Toronto.

His field of research is discovering new synthetically useful chemical reactions and developing strategies to make medicinal agents in a more efficient way.  

The focus of his recent work is on multicatalytic reactions and reactions that minimize waste.  

He has authored 385 publications, given375 lectures and his work has been cited more than 20,000 times.  

Among his awards and honours are: Officer of the Order of Canada, Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Henry Marshall Tory Award RSC, CIC Medal, E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, CIC Catalysis Prize, Faculty Award and J.J. Berry Smith Doctoral Supervison Award (UofT), Humboldt Award (Germany), Pedler Award (Royal Society of Chemistry UK), A.P. Sloan Fellow, Lilly Grantee and A.C. Cope Award (American Chemical Society).  

More than 190 PhD and PDF’s and more than 250 undergraduate and visitors have trained in his laboratories.