Alumni

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Ph.D. Students

DR. BAO Li
Graduate Student: 2013 – 2020
B.S. 2010, Nanjing University
M.S. 2013, Illinois Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2020, University of Wisconsin-Madison – LinkedIn
Thesis: Design and Development of Quinone Catalysts for (Aerobic) C–N and C–S Bond Dehydrogenation Reactions

DR. YU-HENG (LARRY) WANG
Graduate Student: 2012 – 2018
B.S. 2007, National Taiwan Normal University
M.S. 2009, National Taiwan University
Ph.D. 2018, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Homogeneous Catalytic Oxygen Reduction by Monomeric Cobalt Complexes
Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Pennsylvania – LinkedIn

DR. YULIA PREGER
Graduate Student: 2013 – 2018
B.S. 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2018, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Catalyst and Reactor Development for the Aerobic Oxidation of Organic Substrates
Energy Storage Systems at Sandia National Labs – LinkedIn

DR. MAAZ AHMED
Graduate Student: 2012 – 2017
B.S. 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Studies of Heterogeneous Palladium and Related Catalysts for Aerobic Oxidation of Primary Alcohols
Consultant – McKinsey & Co, Boston – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0001-9558-5790

DR. COLIN ANSON
Graduate Student: 2011 – 2017
B.A. 2011, Colby College
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Development of a System for Electrocatalytic O2 Reduction with a Quinone Mediator and a Homogeneous Cobalt Catalyst
Senior Researcher at Virent, Inc – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-8514-3865

DR. JON JAWORSKI
Graduate Student: 2010 – 2017
B.S. 2009, University of California-Berkeley
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Investigations into 4,5-Diazafluorenone and its Role in Aerobic Palladium Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkenes
Research Investigator II at Bristol-Myers Squibb – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-9509-3769

DR. SCOTT MCCANN
Graduate Student: 2012 – 2017
B.S. 2012, Saginaw Valley State University
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of Cu-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions: Alcohol and Phenol Oxidation Reactions involving Cooperative Catalysis
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0001-6899-9816

DR. KELSEY MILES
Graduate Student: 2013 – 2017
B.S. 2010, Wright State University
M.S. 2013, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Aerobic and Electrochemical Oxidations with N-Oxyl Reagents
Associate Chemist at StarWise Therapeutics – LinkedIn

DR. DIAN WANG
Graduate Student: 2011 – 2017
B.S. 2011, Peking University, China
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Mechanistic Studies and Catalyst Development of Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic C–H Oxidations of (Hetero)Aromatics
Assistant Professor at Marquette University – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0001-9965-4079

DR. ANDREI V. IOSUB
Graduate Student: 2010 – 2016
B.S. 2010, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
Ph.D. 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Dehydrogenation of Partially Saturated Compounds for the Synthesis of Substituted (Hetero)Aromatics
Team Leader Research Chemistry at Syngenta – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-2759-4596

DR. JAMIE CHEN
Graduate Student: 2009 – 2015
B.A. 2009, Carleton College
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Alkaline Electrochemical Water Oxidation by NiFe-Based Metal Oxide Catalysts
Materials Scientist at Dupont Electronics & Imaging – LinkedIn

DR. DAVID MANNEL
Graduate Student: 2009 – 2015
joint student with Prof. Thatcher Root, Chemical Engineering
B.S. 2008, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Noble Metal Heterogeneous Catalysts for Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation: Discovery and Mechanism
Catalyst Researcher at LyondellBasell – LinkedIn

DR. JOANNE (REDFORD) HARMATA
Graduate Student: 2009 – 2015
B.S. 2009, Harvey Mudd College
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Aerobic Oxidative Functionalization of Alkenes Catalyzed by Palladium: Methods and Mechanism
Technical Services at Epic Systems Corporation – LinkedIn

DR. JANELLE E. STEVES
Graduate Student: 2010 – 2015
B.S. 2010, Villanova University
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Copper(I)-Catalyzed Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation with Bicyclic Nitroxyl Cocatalysts
US Chemical Development High-Throughput Experimentation and Predictive Chemistry Lead at GlaxoSmithKline Pharma GmbH – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-0664-7556

DR. ALISON WENDLANDT
Graduate Student: 2010 – 2015
B.S. 2007, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Design and Development of Quinone Catalysts for Aerobic C–N Bond Dehydrogenation Reactions
Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Website
ORCID iD icon0000-0003-2970-9817

DR. ADAM WEINSTEIN
Graduate Student: 2008 – 2014
B.S. 2007, University of California – Berkeley
Ph.D. 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Development, Application and Mechanistic Investigation of Palladium Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Amination Methods
Process Chemist at Gilead Sciences – LinkedIn

DR. MATTHEW RIGSBY
Graduate Student: 2008 – 2013
B.S. 2007, University of Washington
Ph.D. 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Surface Attached Ruthenium Complexes for Oxidative Electrochemistry and Development of Dimeric Cobalt Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts
Quality System Specialist at FDA Pacific Northwest Laboratory – LinkedIn

DR. BRAD RYLAND
Graduate Student: 2008 – 2013

B.A. 2008, Columbia University
Ph.D. 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Elucidating the Mechanism of Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Transformations: From Oxidative Coupling of Arylboronic Acids and Nucleophiles to Copper/TEMPO-Catalyzed Alcohol Oxidation
Senior Research Chemist at 3M – LinkedIn

DR. ALISON SUESS
Graduate Student: 2008 – 2013
B.S. 2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Organometallic and Single-Electron Transfer Mechanisms of Copper(II)-Catalyzed Aerobic C–H oxidation
Chemist at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District – LinkedIn

DR. PAUL WHITE
Graduate Student: 2008 – 2013
B.S. 2008, Trinity University
Ph.D. 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Insight into the Role of Bipyridine Ligands in Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation Reactions
NMR Staff Scientist at Radboud University – LinkedIn

DR. TIANNING DIAO
Graduate Student: 2007 – 2012
B.S. 2007, Fudan University, China
Ph.D. 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Pd-Catalyzed Aerobic α,β-Dehydrogenation of Carbonyl Compounds: Method Development and Mechanistic Study
Assistant Professor at New York University – Website

DR. NATTAWAN (DECHARIN) WORAWANNOTAI 
Graduate Student: 2005 – 2011
B.S. 2005, University of Virginia
Ph.D. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of the Oxidation of Reduce Palladium Complexes by Benzoquinone and Molecular Oxygen
Lecturer at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University, Thailand – Website

DR. NIKEISHA STEPHENSON
Graduate Student: 2005 – 2011
B.S. 2005, Ithaca College
Ph.D. 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Catalytic Transamidation Reactions
Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at University of the West Indies – Mona – Website

DR. RICHARD McDONALD
Graduate Student: 2005 – 2010
B.S. 2005, University of California-Davis
Ph.D. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: 1. Development of Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Amination of Alkenes. 2. Enantioselective Hydroformylation of N-Vinyl Carboxamides, Allyl Carbamates, and Allyl Ethers using Chiral Diazaphospholane Ligands
Investigator II at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

DR. XUAN YE
Graduate Student: 2005 – 2010
B.S. 2003, Peking University, China
Ph.D. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of Palladium-Catalyzed “Wacker-Type” Intramolecular Aerobic Oxidative Amination of Alkenes and Development of Safe and Scalable Continuous-Flow Methods for Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation

DR. JONATHAN ZHANG
Graduate Student: 2005 – 2010
B.S. 2002, Peking University, China
M. S. 2005, McMaster University, Canada
Ph.D. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: The Development and Study of Functionalized Nylon-3 Polymers toward Biomaterials

DR. LAUREN HUFFMAN
Graduate Student: 2004 – 2009
B.A. 2001, University of Oregon
M.S. 2002, University of Oregon
Ph.D. 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Investigation of the Organometallic Chemistry of Copper(III)
TS&D Manager – Lubricants and Specialty Fluids at The Dow Chemical Company – LinkedIn

DR. AMANDA KING
Graduate Student: 2004 – 2009
B.S. 2003, University of South Florida
Ph.D. 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of Copper-Catalyzed Transformations: Organometallic Oxidase and Cross-Coupling Reactions
Scientist 2 at Los Alamos National Lab – LinkedIn

DR. MIKE KONNICK
Graduate Student: 2002 – 2009

B.S. 2002, Bucknell University
Ph.D. 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: The Aerobic Reactivity of N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Coordinated Reduced Palladium Complexes
Senior Chemist at Hyconix – LinkedIn

DR. BRIAN POPP
Graduate Student: 2002 – 2008
B.S. 2001, Wright State University
M.S. 2002, Wright State University
Ph.D. 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Experimental and Computational Studies of the Reaction of Molecular Oxygen with Reduced Palladium Species
Assistant Professor at West Virginia University – Website

DR. CHRIS SCARBOROUGH
Graduate Student: 2003 – 2008
B.S. 2003, University of California-Irvine
Ph.D. 2008, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: 1. Axially-Chiral 7-Membered N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Synthesis and Application to Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Aerobic Oxidation of Olefins. 2. Development of Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Olefin Amination Reactions.
Group leader, Chemistry at Syngenta Crop Protection AG – LinkedIn

DR. MICHELLE M. ROGERS
Graduate Student: 2002 – 2007
B.A. 2002, Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Development of Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Methods for Alkene Functionalization: Intermolecular Oxidative Alkylation and Intra- and Intermolecular Oxidative Amination
Senior Chemical Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Cargill – LinkedIn

DR. JODIE BRICE
Graduate Student: 2000 – 2005
B.S. 2000, Seton Hall University
Ph.D. 2006, University of Wisconsin , Madison
Thesis: Palladium-Catalyzed Amination of Olefins: Method Development and Application
Principal Scientist at Roche Carolina Inc – LinkedIn

DR. SARAH ELDRED LEE
Graduate Student: 2000 – 2005
B.A. 2000, Northwestern University
Ph.D. 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Catalytic Transamidation and the Study of Poly-Beta-Peptide Materials
Senior Research Scientist at Baxter Healthcare – LinkedIn

DR. BRAD STEINHOFF
Graduate Student: 2000 – 2005
B.S. 2000, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thesis: Mechanistic Studies of Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation
Synthesis Chemist at Kao Specialties Americas – LinkedIn

M.S. Students

PAIGE PISZEL
Graduate Student: 2016 – 2020
B.S. 2016, University of Virginia
Currently Ph.D. Student, Weix Group- UW-Madison
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-9199-8894

LAUREN WHITMIRE
Graduate Student: 2016 – 2018
B.S. 2016, Grove City College
M.S. 2018, University of Wisconsin-Madison

JODIE GREENE
joint student with Prof. Thatcher Root, Chemical Engineering
Graduate Student: 2011 – 2014
B.S. 2011, North Carolina State University
M.S. 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison

NICK SERRATORE 
Graduate Student: 2012 – 2013
B.S. 2012, University of St. Thomas

JACLYN BROWN
Graduate Student: – 2012
B.S. 2008, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. 2012, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Currently Ph.D. Student Moore Group- UW-Madison

EMILY BLAMER
Graduate Student: 2006 – 2008
B.S. 2006 Grand Valley State University
M.S. 2008, University of Wisconsin – Madison

JOEL BROUSSARD
Graduate Student: 2006 – 2007
B.S. 2006 Louisiana State University
M.S. 2007, University of Wisconsin – Madison

LANI MACARTNEY
Graduate Student: 2006 – 2007
B.S. 2006 DePaul University
M.S. 2007, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Currently employed at Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale IL

CHRISTEN BELL
Graduate Student: 2004 – 2006
B.S. 2004, Univ. of Massachusetts , Amherst
M.S. 2006, University of Wisconsin – Madison

JENNA HARANG
Graduate Student: 2003 – 2004
B.S. 2003, University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls
Currently employed at Astra-Zeneca

KARIN OTTE
Graduate Student: 2002 – 2004
B.S. 2002, Ohio State University
M.S. 2004, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Currently employed at Merck

MAGGIE PANCOST
Graduate Student: 2002 – 2004
B.A. 2002, University of Maryland
M.S. 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Currently employed at Novartis

JAMIE COLEMAN
Graduate Student: 2001 – 2003
M.S. 2003, University of Wisconsin- Madison

SHANNON FIX
Graduate Student: 1999 – 2001
B.S. 1995, University of Minnesota, Duluth
M.S. 2001 University of Wisconsin- Madison
Currently employed at Abbott Labs (oncology R&D)

Postdoctoral & Visiting Researchers

DR. JOSHUA BUSS
Group Member: 2018-2020
B.A. 2012, Claremont McKenna College
Ph.D. 2018, California Institute of Technology
NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate at UW-Madison
Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan – Website
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-3347-8583

PROF. SANG KOOK WOO
Group Member: 2019-2020
B.S. 2006, Yeungnam University, Korea
Ph.D. 2011, Seoul National University, Korea
Post-doc., 2011-2013, The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor, 2013-2018, University of Ulsan, Korea
Associate Professor, 2018-Present, University of Ulsan, Korea
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-8808-037X

PROF. CHAOFENG ZHANG
Group Member: 2018-2020
B.S. 2011, Zhengzhou University, China
Ph.D. 2016, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Assistant Professor, 2017-present, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

DR. COLIN ANSON
Group Member: 2017 – 2020
B.A. 2011, Colby College
Ph.D. 2017, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Senior Researcher at Virent, Inc – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-8514-3865

PROF. XING ZHONG
Group Member: 2018-2019
B.S. 2007, Lanzhou University, China
Ph.D. 2012, Lanzhou University, China
Lecturer, 2012-2015, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Assistant Professor, 2015-present, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-1852-9311

DR. BISWAJIT MONDAL
Group Member: 2017-2019
B.S. 2009, Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta
M.S. 2011, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Ph.D. 2017, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Jadavpur University
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-2339-3076

DR. MOHAMMAD RAFIEE
Group Member: 2014-2019
B.S. 2001, Bu-Ali-Sina University, Iran
M.S. 2003, Bu-Ali-Sina University, Iran
Ph.D. 2007, Bu-Ali-Sina University, Iran
Assistant Professor, 2008-2013, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran
Professor at University of Missouri – Kansas City – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-5325-5387

DR. SOURAV BISWAS
Group Member: 2016-2019
B.S. 2008, Jadavpur University, India
M.S. 2011, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Ph.D. 2016 University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Postdoctoral researcher with the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation at the University of Delaware

DR. MICHAEL RYAN
Group Member: 2016-2019
B.S. 2010, Boston College
Ph.D. 2016, Stanford University
Post-doc with Prof. Jennifer Golden, UW-Madison – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0003-1217-2339

DR. HAO LUO
Group Member: 2018-2019
B.S. 2013, Purdue University
Ph.D. 2018, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Scientist at Archer Daniels Midland Company – LinkedIn

DR. AMIT DAS
Group Member: 2014 – 2018
B.S. 2006, Presidency College, Kolkata, India
M.S. 2008, Presidency College, Kolkata, India
Ph.D. 2012, IIT Bombay, India
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2012-2014, University of Rochester
R&D Chemist at Hach – LinkedIn
ORCID iD icon0000-0003-2553-7667

PROF. HUAYOU HU
Group member: 2017 – 2018
B.S. 2000, Nanjing University, China
Ph.D. 2005, Nanjing University, China
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2005-2007, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2007-2008, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Full Professor, 2015, Huaiyin Normal University, China

DR. STEPHEN TERENIAK
Group member: 2014 – 2018

B.S. 2009, University of Delaware
Ph.D. 2014, University of Minnesota
Scientist I at Boulder Scientific Company – LinkedIn

DR. ALASTAIR LENNOX
Group member: 2015 – 2017
MChem, 2008, University of Manchester, UK
Ph.D. 2012, University of Bristol, UK
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2015, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock, Germany
Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Bristol – Website
ORCID iD icon0000-0003-2019-7421

DR. ARTAVAZD BADALYAN
Group member: 2014 – 2016
Dipl. 2008, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Ph.D. 2013, University of Potsdam, Germany
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Utah State University – LinkedIn

DR. DAMIAN HRUSZKEWYCZ
Group member: 2014 – 2016
B.S. 2009, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. 2014, Yale University
Investigator at GlaxoSmithKline – LinkedIn

DR. SUSAN ZULTANSKI
Group member: 2013 – 2016
B.S. 2006, University of Rochester
Ph.D. 2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Scientist at Merck – LinkedIn

DR. RAVI POKHREL
Group member: 2013 – 2015
B.S. 2008, Trinity University
Ph.D. 2013, Yale University
Senior Chemist at The Dow Chemical Company – LinkedIn

DR. ERIC POPCZUN
Group member: 2015 – 2015
B.S. 2010, University of Mount Union
Ph.D. 2015, The Pennsylvania State University
ORISE Postdoctoral Research Associate at National Energy Technology Laboratory – LinkedIn

DR. ALIREZA RAHIMI
Group member: 2012 – 2015
B.S. 2002, University of Urmia, Iran
M.S. 2005, University of Tehran, Iran
Ph.D. 2011, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Vertex Fellow at Vertex Pharmaceuticals – LinkedIn

DR. XIAOMIN XIE
Group member: 2014 – 2015
B.S. 1998, Heilongjiang University, China
Ph.D. 2004,East China University of Science and Technology, China
Postdoctoral Researcher 2004-2006, Shanghai Jiaotong Univesity, China

DR. QING XU
Group member: 2015 – 2015
B.S. 1999, Zhejiang University, China
Ph.D. 2004, Zhejiang University, China
Postdoctoral researcher 2004-2009, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Lecturer/Associate Professor, 2009-2012, Wenzhou University, China
Professor, 2012-present, Wenzhou University, China​ – Website

DR. JINHO KIM 
Group member: 2012 – 2014
B.S. 2006, Hanyang University, Korea
Ph.D. 2012, Korea Advanced Institute Science & Technology, Korea
Assistant Professor, Incheon National University, Korea – Website

DR. HUIYUAN MA
Group member: 2013 – 2014
B.S. 1991, Harbin Normal University, China
Ph.D. 2004, Northeast Normal University, China
Postdoctoral Researcher 2004-2007, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Professor at Harbin University of Science and Technology, China

DR. ADAM POWELL
Group member: 2011 – 2014
B.S. 2005, University of Central Florida
Ph.D. 2010, University of Texas at Austin
Sr. Research Chemist at PPG Industries – LinkedIn

DR. SARAH SHANER
Group member: 2012 – 2014
B.S. 2004, Marietta College
Ph.D. 2011, University of Chicago
Assistant Professor at Southeast Missouri State University – LinkedIn

XIAOXIA WU
Group member: 2014 – 2014
B.S. 2009, Chongqing University, China
M.S. 2012, Nanjing University, China

DR. WAN PYO HONG
Group member: 2012 – 2013
B.S. 2004, Hanyang University, Korea
Ph.D. 2011, Purdue University

DR. MARKUS LAUBER
Group member: 2012 – 2013
Diplom 2009, University of Karlsruhe
Ph.D. 2012, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Process Engineer bei Clariant Produkte Deutschland GmbH – LinkedIn

DR. DORIS PUN
Group member: 2010 – 2013
B.S. 2005, New York University
Ph.D. 2009, Cornell University
Research Chemist at BP – LinkedIn

DR. JESSICA HOOVER
Group member: 2009 – 2012
B.S. 2004, Harvey Mudd College
Ph.D. 2009, University of Washington
Associate Professor at West Virginia University – Website

DR. CHANGWU ZHENG
Group member: 2010 – 2012
B.S. 2005, Jiaotong University, China
Ph.D. 2010, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China

DR. ALISON (CAMPBELL) BREWER
Group member: 2009 – 2011
B.S. 2004, Lafayette College
Ph.D. 2008, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Senior Research Scientist at Eli Lilly and Co. – LinkedIn

YUSUKE IZAWA
Group member: 2009 – 2011
B.S. 2001, Waseda University, Japan
M.S. 2003, Waseda University, Japan
Group Manager at Mitsubishi Chemical Co., Japan – LinkedIn

DR. MIKE TODD
Group member: 2008 – 2010
B.S. 2003, University of Scranton
Ph.D. 2008, University of Virginia
Research Scientist at Solenis – LinkedIn

DR. ZHAN (ZIC) LU
Group member: 2008 – 2009
B.S. 2003, Zhejiang University, China
Ph.D. 2008, Zhejiang University, China

DR. JIANG ZHU
Group member: 2008 – 2009
B.S. 1998, West China Normal University, China
Ph.D. 2006, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China

Dr. TÜLAY A. ATEŞIN
Group member: 2007 – 2008
B.S. 2002, Bilkent University, Turkey
Ph.D. 2007, University of Rochester
Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – LinkedIn

DR. TETSUYA HAMADA
Group member: 2005 – 2007
B.S. 1994, Kyushu University, Japan
Ph.D. 1999, Kyushu Univeristy, Japan
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan

DR. JUSTIN HOERTER
Group member: 2004 – 2007
B.S. 1995, Iowa State University
Ph.D. 2002, University of Wyoming
PostDoc 2002-04, San Diego State University
Technical Supervisor at The Chemours Company – LinkedIn

DR. DENIS KISSOUNKO
Group member: 2005 – 2007
M.Sc. 1997, Moscow State University, Russia
Ph.D. 2000, University of Salford, UK
Global Head of Process Development at Gates Corporation – LinkedIn

Dr. VASILY KOTOV
Group member: 2006 – 2007

PROF. GUOSHENG LIU
Group member: 2005 – 2007
B.S. 1995, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
M.S. 1999, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
Ph.D. 2002, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Post-Doc 2003-2005, Lehigh University
Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science – Website

DR. M. FIRAT ILKER
Group member: 2004 – 2006
B.S. 1999, Bogazici University , Turkey
Ph.D. 2004, University of Massachusetts Amherst
NSEC Post-doc

DR. VATALIY TIMOKHIN
Group member: 2001 – 2004

DR. NATIA ANASTASI
Group member: 2002 – 2003
B.S. 1997, University of Virginia
Ph.D. 2002, Yale University
External Research Expert at Neapolis University Pafos – LinkedIn

DR. JOSEPH L. THORMAN
Group member: 1999 – 2001
B.S. 1994, University of Minnesota Duluth
Ph.D. 1999, Iowa State University
Senior Chemist at Arkema – LinkedIn

Undergraduate Researchers & Visiting Students

Kaining Mao
Fall 2017-Spring 2020

Yeon Jung Kim
Spring 2017-Spring 2020
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-3590-4224

Kaylin Flesch
Spring 2017-Fall 2019

Brenna Bartels
Fall 2018-Fall 2019

Alec Hegg
Summer 2019
REU student, Knox College

Jennifer Sowin
Spring 2017 – Spring 2019
ORCID iD icon0000-0002-9382-9138

Spencer Runde
Spring 2018 – Spring 2019

Ryan Kong
Spring 2017 – Fall 2018

Jessica Nurre
Fall 2016 – Fall 2018

Charlotte O’Sullivan
Spring 2017 – Fall 2018

Emily Tomashek
Group member: 2018 – 2018

Claire Cody
Summer 2017
REU student, Knox College

Zhenyang Jia
Spring 2015 – Spring 2017

Yutong Pang
Spring 2014 – Summer 2016

Jingyi Zhao
Fall 2014 – Fall 2016

Luis Pena
Summer 2016
REU student, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Anna Tessling
Spring 2016 – Summer 2016

Zachary Konz
Fall 2014 – Spring 2016

Zachary Filtz
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Xiao Dong
Group member: 2015 – 2015

McKenna Goetz
Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

Kuang Jun
Fall 2012 – Spring 2014

Garrett Lukin
Fall 2013 – Fall 2014

Tianyao Wu
Fall 2013 – Fall 2014

Jordan Buhle
Summer 2013
REU student, Ripon College

David Schuman
Fall 2011 – Spring 2014

Robert C. Masse
Fall 2009 – Spring 2014

Nick Porubsky
Summer 2012

Jonathan Kett
Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Tyler Wadzinski
Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

Geyungian (Harry) Zhu
Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

Sylvia Chen
Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Jiao Jiao
Group member: 2010 – 2010
B.S. 2004, NanKai University, China
M.A. 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anh T. Nguyen
Spring 2010 – Spring 2011

Chun Pong (James) Tam
Spring 2009 – Spring 2011

Zhi Xu Tan
Summer 2009 – Spring 2011

Mongkol Buayairaksa
Group member: 2009 – 2010
Visiting student from Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Amanda Baum
Group member: 2009 – 2010

Simon Golde
Spring 2009 – Fall 2009

Benjamin Kerns
Spring 2009 – Fall 2009

Tuyetnga Vo
Fall 2008 – Fall 2009

Alicia Casitas
Summer 2009
Visiting student/Collaborator from Universitat de Girona, Spain

Eric B. Meyer
Summer 2009
Visiting student from Yale University

Riviam Perez Rodriguez
Summer 2009
REU student, University of Puerto Rico-Piedras

Josh Wiensch
Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

Lvjuan Yang
Group member: 2008 – 2008
Visiting student from Xiamen University, China

Tommy Reigle
Spring 2008

Nguyet-Minh Tran
Fall 2007 – Spring 2008

Alexandra Dillon
Spring 2007 – Spring 2008

Graham Sazama
Spring 2006 – Fall 2007

Matthew Oboikovitz
Spring 2007 – Fall 2007

Jennifer Kraninger
Spring 2007 – Fall 2007

K. J. Hansmann
Spring 2007

Ana Bergant
Group member: 2007 – 2007
Visiting student from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jaruwan Chatwichien
Group member: 2006 – 2006
Visiting student from Mahidol University, Thailand

Ben Isaac
Summer 2006 – Fall 2006

Johanna Wendlandt
Fall 2004 – Spring 2006

Melissa Shiroda
Spring 2004 – Spring 2006

Michael Grady
Fall 2004 – Fall 2005

Jesse McAtee
Summer 2004

James Meerdink
Spring 2003 – Fall 2003

David Stone
Spring 2002 – Spring 2003

Brian Heins
Spring 2002

Lily Abbott
Fall 2000 – Fall 2001

Daniel Miller
Fall 1999 – Summer 2000