Tarrant Distinguished Visiting Professorship of Organic Chemistry

Professor Emeritus Paul Tarrant

Organic Division Initiatives:

M. A. Battiste Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Tarrant Distinguished Visiting Professorship of Organic Chemistry
Tarrant Summer Graduate Research Scholarship
W. M. Jones Award for Originality and Creativity


University of Florida Professor Emeritus Paul Tarrant created this professorship to honor the memory of his beloved wives, Viola and Marian. Paul graduated from Duke University and Sanford College and was the first chairman of the fluorine division of the American Chemical Society. In 1966, he received the Florida Award of the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society, which recognizes leadership and contributions toward the advancement of the profession of chemistry. He retired in 1980 after 34 years as professor of chemistry at the University of Florida.

Upcoming Recipient

Helma Wennemers

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich

February 20th, 2023 – February 24th, 2023

Past Recipients

Michael Sherburn
The Australian National University
September 26th, 2022 – October 7th, 2022

Peter J. Stang
The University of Utah
April 11 – 14, 2022

Benjamin Davis
University of Oxford
Feb. 10-14 & 17-20, 2020

Masayuki Inoue
University of Tokyo
Nov. 17-24, 2019

Peter Schreiner
March 12-16 & 19-22, 2019

Masanari Kimura
Nagasaki University
Sept. 10 – 14, 2018
Tarrant Lecturer

David Lupton
Monash University
Feb. 26 – Mar. 7, 2018
Tarrant Lecturer

David Leigh
The University of Manchester
Oct. 13-30, 2017

Ken Houk
Apr. 8-14, 2017

Janine Cossy
ESPCI ParisTech
Nov. 12-18, 2016

Jye-Shane Yang
National Taiwan University
Jan. 24-30, 2016
Tarrant Lecturer

Stefan Matile
University of Geneva
November 30–December 4, 2015

Kyoko Nozaki
The University of Tokyo
March 17-20, 2015
Tarrant Lecturer

Eric Kool
Stanford University
September 15-19, 2014

Manfred Reetz
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
March 31-April 10, 2014

David Milstein
Weizmann Institute of Science
November 11-15, 2013

Shu Wang
Institute of Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences
April 12-18, 2013
Tarrant Lecturer

Martin R. Bryce
Durham University
March 16-23, 2013

Tetsuro Majima
Osaka University
February 29, 2012
Tarrant Lecturer

Peter Bäuerle
Universität Ulm
February 13-17, 2012

Ben Feringa
University of Groningen
November 7-17, 2011

Herbert Meier
Johannes Gutenberg – Universität Mainz
Institute of Organic Chemistry
April 3-April 7, 2011

John Gladysz
Texas A&M
Oct. 18-31, 2009
Tarrant Lecturer

Rene Janssen
Eindhoven University of Technology
(The Netherlands)
March 30-April 3, 2009

Pierre Audebert
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)

Hisashi Yamamoto
University of Chicago
Feb. 2-14, 2009

Philip J. Kocienski
University of Leeds (UK)
Nov. 1-18, 2007

Haruo Inoue
Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan)
April 14-21, 2007
Tarrant Lecturer

Vladimir I. Minkin
Rostov University (Russia)
Nov. 4-11, 2006

Francois Diederich
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2005

Nick Turro
Columbia University Feb. 6-19, 2005

Irina Beletskaya
Moscow State University (Russia)
Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2004

Robert Grubbs
California Institute of Technology
April 1-14, 2004

Leo E. Manzer
DuPont Central Research
Feb. 23-27, 2004

E. W. “Bert” Meijer
Eindhoven University of Technology
(The Netherlands)
Oct. 5-25, 2003

Michael Makosza
Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
April 12-25, 2003

Frank Würthner
University of Würzburg (Germany)
March 4-7, 2003
Tarrant Lecturer

David Whitten
QTL Biosystems
Jan. 26 – Feb. 7, 2003

Joachim Schantl
Universität Innsbruck (Austria)
Mar. 11-21, 2002

Günter Haufe
University of Münster (Germany)
Jan. 22-Feb. 8, 2002

Josef Michl
University of Colorado at Boulder
Oct. 1-29, 2001

Goverdhan Mehta
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)
May 14-31, 2001

Steven Ley
University of Cambridge (UK)
March 26-29, 2001

Paul Wender
Stanford University
Feb. 14-18, 2000

Armin de Meijere
University of Gottingen (Germany)
Jan. 5-14, 2000

Richard D. Chambers
Durham University (UK)
Jan. 26-March 25, 1999