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Xile Hu wins 2016 Bau Family Award

Xile Hu ©X. Hu/EPFL

Xile Hu ©X. Hu/EPFL

Xile Hu has won the 2016 Bau Family Award in Inorganic Chemistry.

The award is given every two years at biennial joint International Symposia for Chinese Organic Chemists (ISCOC) and Chinese Inorganic Chemists (ISCIC). It is named after Professor Robert Bau, a distinguished researcher in the fields of x-ray crystallography, neutron diffraction, and transition-metal hydride complexes. The award honors researchers in the field of inorganic chemistry under the age of 45, and includes $2000 and a plaque.

The 2016 Bau Family Award has been given to Professor Xile Hu, founder and director of EPFL’s Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Catalysis. Hu is known for his work in developing catalysts from earth-abundant elements for use in chemical transformations of synthesis, energy, and sustainability.

The award will be presented during the ISCOC-ISCIC 2016 in Singapore, where he will also present a plenary lecture.

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