Huw M. L. Davies, PhD


Titles and Roles

Asa Griggs Candler Professor, Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Huw M. L. Davies, PhD, joined the Emory University faculty in 2008 as the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Organic Chemistry. Prior to Emory, he held the positions of UB Distinguished Professor and Larkin Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.


Dr. Davies received his BSc degree from University College in Cardiff, Wales and his PhD from the University of East Anglia. He completed his post-doctoral training at Princeton University.


Dr. Davies' research emphasizes the development of new enantioselective synthetic methods and their applications in total synthesis and drug discovery. His program covers design of chiral catalysts, carbenoid chemistry, development of new synthetic methodology, total synthesis of biologically active natural products, and development of chiral therapeutic agents. Many research groups have used his chiral dirhodium catalysts and several of them are commercially available.


  • PublicationsPublication Date


The impact of his carbenoid chemistry was recently recognized as he was chosen to be the recipient of the 2013 eEROS Reagent of the Year Award. Other recent awards Dr. Davies has received include the American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award (2005), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2007), Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2009), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012) and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2014).

Additional Websites

Cascade Link   TOP