Chemistry professor named laureate of Lithuania
Victor Snieckus has been recognized as the 2010 Laureate of the Republic of Lithuania in the Field of Physical, Biomedical, and Technological Sciences for his lifetime scholarly and research achievements as a Lithuanian scientist working abroad.
“I prefer to call it a recognition—the recognition that, together with three other Baltic expatriates, I have helped bring visibility to Lithuanian science in general and chemistry in particular,” says Dr. Snieckus, the Bader Chair Emeritus in Organic Chemistry.
He was also cited for significant activities in the field of organic chemistry. As a co-founder of the Balticum Organicum Syntheticum, a major conference on organic synthesis, he has helped promote the international recognition of Lithuanian chemistry and chemists.
“The highest reward for me is to talk to Lithuanian students who genuinely thirst for knowledge and care less for material wealth. I will continue to do this via our conference which has attracted Nobel Prize winners,” he says.
Dr. Snieckus received the award at a ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania, earlier this week.