Indian first

Thomas John Colacot is the first Indian-born chemist to win the American Chemical Society's prestigious Award in Industrial Chemistry. Colacot is the global R&D manager for homogenous catalysis at Johnson Matthey, directing research in US, UK and in India. The award recognizes recognize his outstanding contribution to the development and commercialization of widely used ligands and pre-catalysts for metal-catalyzed organic synthesis, particularly cross-couplings.