Philip Patrick Power
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
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.