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Michael Harmata

Professor Michael Harmata graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with honors and highest distinction in chemistry.In 1980, he began graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana where he was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship. He worked with Professor Scott E. Denmark on the invention of the carbanion-accelerated Claisen rearrangement. In his second year of study, he was awarded an Eastman Kodak Research Fellowship.Upon graduation in 1985, he was...See more