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Professor Matt Sigman

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Matt Sigman Peter J. Christine S. Stang Presidential Endowed Chair of Chemistry





Education and Experience 


Peter J. Christine S. Stang Presidential Endowed Chair of Chemistry



Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah


Visiting Professor, Huntsman Cancer Institute, U of U


Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah


Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University


Mentor: Professor Eric N. Jacobsen


Research Area: Enantioselective Strecker reactions


Graduate Student, Washington State University


Thesis Advisor: Professor Bruce E. Eaton


Title: "Catalytic iron mediated [4 + 1] cycloadditions of allenyl substrates with carbon monoxide. Mechanism and scope of catalytic cobalt mediated cyclotrimerization of alkynes in aqueous media."


NeXstar Predoctoral Fellow, NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Boulder, CO


B.S., Chemistry, Sonoma State University, California



Undergraduate Research Fellow, Utah State University



Mentor:Professor Michael E. Wright



Research Area: Synthesis of ferrocene derived NLO-polymers

Honors and Awards

2012 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2011 University of Utah Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award
2011-present Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society
2010-present Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Catalysis
2010 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
2009 Robert W. Parry Teaching Award
2009-present Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry
2008 University of Utah Distinguished Honors Professor
2004 Pfizer Award for Creativity in Organic Chemistry
2004 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award
2002 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2000 Research Innovation Award (Research Corporation)
1997-1999 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship


Last Updated: 8/27/21