Professor Oren Scherman

Fellow, Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Chemistry Parts II and III)
University Positions
Professor of Supramolecular and Polymer Chemistry, Director of the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Next Generation Fellow
Specialising in

Oren Scherman is a Professor in Chemistry and studies dynamic supramolecular self-assembly at interfaces.

Academic interests

Oren Scherman’s research focuses on dynamic supramolecular self-assembly at interfaces though the application of macrocyclic host-guest chemistry using cucurbit[n]urils in the development of novel supramolecular systems. 

Various topics of research in his group include:

  • Synthetic organic and polymer chemistry
  • Functional nanosystems
  • Dynamic supramolecular assemblies and hydrogels
  • Stimuli-responsive materials
  • Hierarchical self-assembly
  • Supramolecular catalysis
  • Drug-delivery systems.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Chemistry (summa cum laude), Cornell University, 1999.
  • PhD Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 2004.

Awards and prizes

  • Corday Morgan Prize 2018 (RSC).
  • Covestro Lectures 2017 (Cornell University).
  • Aldrich Lecture Award 2016.
  • Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize in Supramolecular Chemistry 2014.
  • Bob Hay Lecture Award 2014.
  • Hickinbottom Award 2013 (RSC).
  • McBain Medal 2013 (SCI).
  • Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize 2009 (RSC).
  • Walters-Kundert Next Generation Fellowship 2006.

Other interests

Wine, travel, hiking, languages.

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