Donna Blackmond is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute, USA, and a Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board member. Her research focusses on kinetic and mechanistic investigations of asymmetric catalytic reactions, probing the origin of biological homochirality or developing understanding of crucial synthetic pathways for pharmaceutical production, as in her recent Catalysis Science & Technology paper:
The role of reversibility in the enantioselective conjugate addition of α,α-disubstituted aldehydes to nitro-olefins catalyzed by primary amine thioureas, Yining Ji and Donna G. Blackmond, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 3505–3509.
In 2013, Professor Blackmond was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, and she is also an investigator in the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life.