Thomas R. Hoye

portrait of Professor Thomas Hoye

Thomas R. Hoye

Distinguished University Teaching Professor, College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry


Smith Hall
Room 422
207 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

B.S. Bucknell University, 1972

M.S. Bucknell University, 1972 (Harold W. Heine) 

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1976 (Robert B. Woodward)

Research Interests

Organic Chemistry: synthesis and methodology

Polymer Chemistry: polymer synthesis

Chemical Biology

Environmental & Green Chemistry

Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry

Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry

Synthetic and structural organic chemistry lie at the heart of most of the projects being studied in my laboratory. These include problems in mechanistic organic chemistry, natural product synthesis, synthetic applications of organometallic chemistry, sustainable polymer synthesis, and many applications of NMR spectroscopy. Collaborative projects are actively being pursued in the areas of natural product isolation and structure determination, nanoparticle block-copolymer development for drug delivery, polymer property studies, and new prodrug strategies.

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Honors and Awards

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 1985

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post-baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education, 1999

Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota, 1999

Merck Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2002-2007

Morse-Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Minnesota, 2007

Merck Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2009-2014

Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Chemical Sciences, ACS Minnesota Section, 2014

Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, American Chemical Society, 2015

Royal Society of Chemistry Robert Robinson Award, 2016

American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 2017

College of Science & Engineering Distinguished Professor, 2017

Mailing Address

Thomas R. Hoye
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
A-17, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431