Two chemistry professors win Cope Scholar Award

Two Cornell chemistry professors have received the 2024 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society

They are: Tristan Lambert, the William T. Miller Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S); and Song Lin, Tisch University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (A&S).

Song Lin
Jason Koski/Cornell University Song Lin, associate professor of chemistry

The Cope Scholar Award recognizes contributions to organic chemistry and includes a $40,000 grant for a university or research institute of the professor’s choice, along with a $5,000 prize. 

The Lambert Group is centered around the study of unique chemical structures and their application to reaction design, catalysis and synthesis. Among other honors, Lambert has received the Abbott Young Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research fellowship and an Eli Lilly Grantee Award.

The Lin Research Group is involved with research on synthetic electrochemistry, and expands the scope and application of electrochemical systems, according to Lin. He is also an associate editor for Organic Letters, the leading academic journal on organic chemistry.  

Tristan Lambert
Tristan Lambert

“This award recognizes the collective efforts of both current and former members of the Lin lab in the past seven years and inspires us to continue our pursuit of innovative and impactful research at the intersection of electrochemistry and organic synthesis,” Lin said.

Lin also received a 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his contributions to environmentally sustainable chemical development. In 2021, he received the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon, the national chemistry honor society. He became an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in 2019 and received the National Science Foundation’s Career Award in 2018.

Hyrum Edwards is a communications assistant for the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Lindsay France/Cornell University Chemist Song Lin