University of North Carolina
David Nicewicz completed his B.S. (2000) and M.S. (2001) in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte under the direction of Craig Ogle. Dave then went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he did his Ph.D. studies under the tutelage of Jeffrey Johnson. Under Jeff’s direction, Dave investigated the use of the Brook rearrangement in synthetic methodology and its application to the total synthesis of zaragozic acid C. Upon completion of his Ph.D. studies in 2006, Dave returned to his native New Jersey where he was a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Researcher in the laboratories of Professor David MacMillan at Princeton University. While in MacMillan’s lab, Dave pioneered the area of photoredox organocatalysis. In July of 2009, Dave returned to UNC as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry where his laboratory focuses on developing new organic transformations that proceed via single electron transfer processes. In July of 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. During his independent career, Nicewicz has garnered a number of awards from industry, including an Eli Lilly Grantee Award (2015), the Amgen Young Investigator Award (2014) and the Boehringer Ingelheim New Investigator Award in Organic Chemistry (2013). Additionally, he has received nationally competitive awards and fellowships including the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2015), the NSF CAREER Award (2014) and the Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering Award (2012).