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Eric Niels Jacobsen
Born February 22, 1960 (1960-02-22) (age 61)
New York City, New York
Alma mater New York University
University of California, Berkeley
Known for Jacobsen epoxidation
Hydrogen-bond catalysis
Awards Bristol-DTC-Syngenta Award, Remsen Award, Fannie–Cox Teaching Award, Harvard University
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry
Institutions Harvard University
Thesis Synthesis and Reactions of Dinuclear Transition Metal Complexes Containing Bridging Ligands Relevant to Heterogeneous Catalysis (1986)
Doctoral advisor Robert G. Bergman
Other academic advisors Karl Barry Sharpless
Yorke E. Rhodes
Doctoral students Emily Balskus
Abigail Doyle
Matthew B. Francis
Other notable students Sarah E Reisman
Tehshik Yoon
Timothy F. Jamison
James L. Leighton
Matthew Sigman
M. Christina White

Eric N. Jacobsen (born February 22, 1960 in New York City, New York) is the Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry and former Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He is a prominent figure in the field of organic chemistry and is best known for the development of the Jacobsen epoxidation and other work in selective catalysis.

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