Elected: 2013
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor David MacMillan
Chair, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Professor David MacMillan is an organic chemist who conceptualised and pioneered the field of asymmetric organocatalysis. Current research in the MacMillan group is focused on the discovery and application of new modes of organocatalytic activation. David received his undergraduate degree (BSc) from the University of Glasgow in 1991. He joined the Caltech faculty in 2000 and was appointed Earle C. Anthony Professor of Chemistry in 2004. In 2006, he moved to Princeton University, where he is currently the James McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry. MacMillan has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.