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Queen's University

P. Andrew Evans
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Queen's University

Chemistry Department

90 Bader Lane

Kingston, Ontario

K7L 3N6






P. Andrew Evans



Professor and Alfred R. Bader Chair of Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

90 Bader Lane

Kingston, ON K7L3N6


(613) 533-6286 Phone

(613) 533-6669 Fax  




P. Andrew Evans' Brief Biography

P. Andrew Evans.  Born June 20, 1964, Llangollen, Wales;  B.Sc. (Hons.) 1987, Newcastle Polytechnic;  Ph.D. 1990, University of Cambridge (Andrew B. Holmes, FRS);  1991-1993 NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin (Philip D. Magnus, FRS);  University of Delaware:  Assistant Professor (1993-1999), Associate Professor (1999-2000), Professor (2000);  Indiana University:  Professor (2001-2006);  The University of Liverpool:  Professor and Heath Harrison Chair of Organic Chemistry (2006-2012), Queen’s University:  Professor, Alfred R. Bader Chair in Organic Chemistry and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry (2012-Present). 

He has won numerous awards and has been extremely active in the community.  For example, he was awarded an NIH First Award (1997);  Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Chemistry Award (1997);  Francis Alison Outstanding Young Scholar Award (1997);  Eli Lilly Grantee Award (1998);  Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1998);  GlaxoWellcome Chemistry Scholar Award (1999);  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Academic Achievement Award (2000);  Pfizer Distinguished Michigan Lecturer (2000);  French Chemical Society Organic Division SFC-Rhodia Lecturer (2000);  Johnson and Johnson Focused Giving Award (2001);  Pfizer Creativity in Organic Chemistry Award (2002);  Board of Consulting Editors, Tetrahedron and Tetrahedron Letters (2003-Present);  ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Member-at-Large (2003-2005);  US Associate Editor, Chemical Communications (2005-2007);  National Organic Symposium Executive Officer (2005-2007);  Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2006-11);  Letters in Organic Chemistry Editorial Advisory Board (2006-Present);  NIH Study Section Member (2006-2008);  Novartis Chemistry Lectureship (2007);  Chem. Comm. Editorial Board (2008-2010);  RSC Pedler Award (2009);  Synlett and Synthesis Editorial Board (2009-2010);  ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Chair (2010);  ACS Fellow (2011);  Associate Editor for Synthesis (2010-Present);  ACS-DOC Councilor (2012-2014), Editor for Organic Reactions (2015-Present), and Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (2017). 


His research interests are primarily focused on the explorations and development of new metal-catalyzed reactions and their application to the total synthesis of complex bioactive natural products.  He has published over 100 papers, articles, reviews and monographs.  He has also delivered nearly 500 plenary and invited lectures at international conferences, symposia, universities, research institutes and companies.