Dr. Luis Sanchez, associate professor of chemistry, was a featured presenter and panelist at a public workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., Feb. 21-22, 2024. The event provided a forum for experts from academia, industry, and the publishing world to discuss the various benefits and issues related to open access (OA) and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data practices for chemistry and chemical engineering research and publications.

Dr. Sanchez’s presentation, "What Did We Learn from the Sci-Hub Story?" discussed the Sci-Hub website, which hosts millions of academic papers that it makes available for free viewing and downloading.

Dr. Sanchez focuses his research on complex molecule synthesis and development of synthetic methods toward peptide and terpene-based natural products and analogues. He received his Bachelor of Science and Licentiate in chemistry from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Michigan State University.