We are happy to welcome three new first-year students to our team: Nathan DeSousa from Juniata College, Joseph Schneider from University of Central Arkansas, and William Hearne from King’s College and the University of Notre Dame. Welcome!
The lab is happy to welcome two new post-docs, Dr. Xuan Wang and Dr. Josh Clarke, to our team! Both joined the lab earlier this year and are already completing outstanding work!
Xuan grew up in a small city in central China. After obtaining his Ph.D. at Shanghai University under the guidance of Dr. Hegui Gong, he moved to the United States to begin his postdoctoral research. When not in the lab, Xuan enjoys good food and Coca-Cola.
Josh grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario just outside of Windor. After gaining his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Windsor, he graduated with a PhD from Queen’s University under the supervision of Dr. Cathleen Crudden. In his spare time, Josh often cooks large batches of food and can be seen willing his Maple Leafs to get passed the first round of the NHL playoffs.
The lab congratulates Jared, Bekah, and Youngran on their new publication on using ion-pair interactions to achieve novel site-selective C-O bond reductions on sugars. Check it out here!
The lab congratulates Kat and Andreas on their new publications about spectroscopic and computational assessment of silicon’s electrophilicity in phosphinosilylium cations. Check out their clever use of 29Si NMR here!
The lab congratulates Andreas, Jared, and Neyen on another publication on silylpalladium cations! Check out the great work here showing how therese cations enable the cleavage of Nitrile C–CN Bonds. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.organomet.0c00034
The lab would like to announce yet another successful final dissertation defense!! Congratulations to Andreas Wierschen, whose defended his thesis (virtual) with flying colors. Well done and good luck to Andreas and his family in the future endeavors as he embarks on a career at Quaker Chemical!!
The lab congratulates Jared Lowe on his successful (virtual) final dissertation defense!! We wish Dr. Lowe all the best and good luck in his future endeavors as a postdoc at the University of Virginia!!
The lab welcomes Eric Roos to the team!! Eric is a first-year student from William & Mary University and an avid LSU fan! Welcome!
The lab welcomes a new post-doc, Dr. Bishnupada Satpathi, who joins us from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali where he did his PhD in organic chemistry under the guidance of Dr. Sripada S. V. Rama Sastry.
The lab congratulates our Post-doc Youngran Seo as well as 5-th years Anton and Jared on their recent publication in Tetrahedron. Check out their work on gibberelic acid deoxygenation here!!