Philip Patrick Power

Professional Preparation:

University of Dublin        Chemistry, B.A. –  1974
University of Sussex        Organometallic Chemistry, D. Phil. – 1977
Stanford University         Inorganic Chemistry, Postdoc – 1978-80


2005 – present       Distinguished Professor University of California, Davis
1988 – 2005            Professor Department of Chemistry
1985 – 1988            Associate Professor One Shields Avenue, Davis
1981 – 1985            Assistant Professor California

Awards and Lectureships:

2019            R. Bruce King Lecture, University of Georgia
2017           Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, University of Bath, England
2015           Jonassen Lecture, Tulane University
2014           Dalton Lecture, University of California Berkeley
2013           Esther and David Parkin Visiting Professorship, University of Bath, England
2012           ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry
2011           S.M. McElvain Lecture, University of Wisconsin
2009           Robert W. Murray Lecturer, University of Missouri, St. Louis
2008           Baker Symposium Lecturer, Cornell University
2008           Frontiers in Chemistry Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University
2007           Fishel Lecturer. Vanderbilt University
2005           Elected Fellow (FRS) of the Royal Society of London
2005           Elected Fellow (FRS) of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2005           ACS F.A. Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
2005           Ludwig Mond Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry
2004           Frontiers in Chemistry Lecturer, Texas A&M University
2003           Closs Lecturer, University of Chicago
2001           Karcher Lectureship, University of Oklahoma
1997           Werner Lectureship, University of Dublin
1995           Reilly Lectureship, University of Notre Dame
1993           Faculty Research Lecturer, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1992           Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
1985-89      A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellow

Synergistic Activities:

Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society
Power was the Editor-in-Chief of Volume 37 of Inorganic Syntheses, published June 2018. This volume involved the syntheses of more than one hundred compounds drawn from the main group and transition metal elements. These were chosen for their likely synthetic utility in that they can serve as synthons by simple procedures of a wide range of compounds. The synthesis feature more than 140 workers and checkers. The PI was responsible for organizing and checking the manuscripts for clarity and stylistic issues, as well as compiling several indices, including those for subjects, authors and individual compounds, as well as a cumulative index that fit the series.
Power also co-edited, along with Prof. Ching-Wen Chiu of the National Taiwan University, the Inorganic Chemistry special issue Advances in Main-Group Inorganic chemistry, published in the journal in 2017 (Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 8597-8598; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01610). The main intent of this forum was to showcase several important recent advances of main group chemistry, in order to enlighten workers outside main group chemistry, and to stimulate future innovations in main group chemistry in general.
Power has been, or is currently, a member of fourteen editorial advisory boards, Bull. Chem Soc. Fr., Can. J. Chem., Chemtracts – Inorganic Chemistry, Heteroatom Chem., Dalton Trans., Eur. J. Inorg., Solid State Chem., J. Organomet. Chem., Inorg. Chem., Main Group Chemistry, Organometallics, Polyhedron, Magnetochemistry.
Power and his group have published 530+ papers and reviews over his independent research career. In collaboration with coauthors he has published two books: Metal and Metalloid Amides, Ellis Horwood, Chichester, West Sussex, 1980, 847 pp., and Metal Amide Chemistry, Wiley, Chichester, West Sussex, 2009, 355 pp.
These publications have generated a h index of 98 in the Google Scholar database.

Collaborators over the Previous 5 Years:

Prof. M. M. Olmstead, UC Davis; Prof. S. Nagase, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, University of Kyoto, Japan; Prof. H. Tuononen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland; Dr. N. F. Chilton, University of Manchester, England; Prof. Dr. S. Grimme, University of Bonn, Germany; Prof. P. Ragogna, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Prof. K. Baines, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Prof. S. Cramer, UC Davis; Prof. E. Carmona, University of Seville, Spain; Prof. X. Wang, Nanjing University; Prof. R. Wolf, University of Regensburg, Germany; Prof. D. Manke, U. Mass Dartmouth; Prof. S. Jamali, Sharif U., Iran; Prof. R. D. Britt, UC Davis; Prof. L. A. Berben, UC Davis; Prof. D. J. Tantillo, UC Davis.