John Hartwig received hisA.B degree from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley with Bob Bergman and Richard Andersen, and he conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT with Stephen Lippard. In 1992 he began his independent career at Yale University, where he became the Irenée P. DuPont Professor in 2004. In 2006, he moved to the University of Illinois where he was the Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr. Professor. In 2011, he returned to U.C. Berkley as the Henry Rapoport Professor. Professor Hartwig’s research has focused on the discovery, development and mechanisticanalysis of new reactions catalyzed by transition metal complexes, including new cross-coupling reactions, fluorination and fluoroalkylation reactions, and C-H bond functionalizations.