Alumni


Former Ph.D. Students

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Neil Palmer
Ph.D., June 2017, Princeton University
Post-Doc at Columbia University with Tomislav Rovis
Design of alpha-Diimine Cobalt and Nickel Precatalysts for the Synthesis of Alkylpolyboronates
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Jennifer Obligacion
Ph.D., June 2017, Princeton University
Research Scientist at Merck, Rahway
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Max Friedfeld
Ph.D., May 2016, Princeton University
Post-Doc at University of Washington with Brandi Cossairt
Cobalt-Catalyzed Alkene Asymmetric Hydrogenation

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Iraklis Pappas
Ph.D, May 2016, Princeton University
Research Scientist at Colgate-Palmolive
Fundamental Investigations Into Dinitrogen Fixation by Group 4 Metals
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Renyuan “Pony” Yu
Ph.D, December 2015, Princeton University
Research Scientist at Exxon Mobil, Texas
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Brian Schaefer
Ph.D., November 2015, Princeton University
Postdoctoral Researcher at Eli Lilly

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Jordan Hoyt
Ph.D., May 2015, Princeton University
Research Scientist at Akzo Nobel
Iron Catalyzed C-X (X = C, Si, B, H) Bond Forming Reactions
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Grant Margulieux
Ph.D., May 2015, Princeton University
M.S., University of California-San Diego, 2011, Advisor: Josh Figueroa
Studies Toward Homogeneous Dinitrogen Reduction and Ammonia Oxidation by Bis(Imino)Pyridine Molybdenum Complexes and Group 4 Metallocenes
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Scott Semproni
Ph.D., May 2014, Princeton University
Researcher at Intel, Oregon
Ligand Induced Dinitrogen Cleavage and Functionalization by Group Four Metallocenes

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Crisita Atienza
Ph.D., May 2013, Princeton University
Research Scientist at Exxon Mobil, Texas
Reactivity of Bis(imino)pyridine Cobalt Complexes in C-H Bond Activation and Catalytic C-C and C-Si Bond Formation
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Jonathan Darmon
Ph.D., February 2012, Cornell University
Post Doc at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Advisor: Morris Bullock
“Influence of Ligand Modification and Electronic Structure in Homogeneous Catalysis with Reduced Iron Complexes”



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Tamara Hanna
Ph.D., December 2006, Cornell University
Instructor at Texas Tech University
Senior Acquisitions Editor, ACS Publications
“Synthesis and Reactivity of Low-Valent Titanium and Zirconium Complexes: Dinitrogen Activation and Functionalization”
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Wesley Bernskoetter
Ph.D., December 2006, Cornell University
Associate Professor, University of Missouri
“Dinitrogen Activation and Functionalization Promoted by Early Transition Metal Metallocenes”

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Suzanne Bart
Ph.D., August 2006, Cornell University
Associate Professor, Purdue University
“Homogeneous Iron Catalysts with Redox-Active Ligands: Synthesis and Electronic Structure”
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Chris Bradley
Ph.D., January 2006, Cornell University
Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University
“Low-Valent Bis(Indenyl)Zirconium Chemistry: Synthesis and Reactivity of η-9, η-5 Sandwich Complexes”


Former Post-Doctoral Fellows

Jamie Neely
October 2014 – June 2017
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2014, Advisor: Tomislav Rovis
Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University
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Chris Schuster
August 2014 – December 2016
Ph.D., Boston College, 2014, Advisor: James Morken
Research Scientist at Merck

Janelle Steves
September 2015 – September 2016
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2015, Advisor: Shannon Stahl
Research Scientist at Glaxo-Smith-Kline

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Valerie Schmidt
August 2013 – June 2016
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2013, Advisor: Erik Alexanian
Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego
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Margaret Scheuermann
September 2013 – May 2015
Ph.D., University of Washington-Seattle, 2013, Advisor: Karen Goldberg
Assistant Professor at Western Washington University
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Tianning Diao
October 2012 – June 2014
Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012, Advisor: Shannon Stahl
Assistant Professor at New York University

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Carsten Milsmann
June 2010 – May 2014
Ph.D., Ruhr University Bochum/MPI for Bioinorganic Chemistry, 2009, Advisor: Karl Wieghardt
Assistant Professor at West Virginia University
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Zach Brown
August 2012 – January 2013
B.S. Butler University, 2007
Ph.D., University of California – Davis, 2012, Advisor: Philip Power
Invention Associate, Nortwestern University
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Zoe Turner
January 2011 – June 2012
M.Chem., Wadham College, University of Oxford, 2007
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 2010, Advisor: Polly Arnold
Lecturer at Oxford University

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Sebastien Monfette
January 2011 – March 2012
B.Sc., University of Ottawa, 2005
Ph.D., University of Ottawa, 2011, Advisor: Deryn Fogg
Research Scientist at Pfizer, Connecticut
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Bastien theis
May 2010 – February 2011
Ph.D., University of Würzburg, 2009
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Helen Hoyt
August 2007 – July 2009
B.Sc., Knox College, 2001
Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley, 2007
Assistant Professor, Knox College

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David Benito Garagorri
January 2008 – May 2009
B.Sc., University of the Basque Country
Ph.D., Vienna University of Technology
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Sergio Pascual
May 2008 – August 2008
Ph.D., University of the Basque Country
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Brad Wile
November 2006 – July 2008
B.Sc., St. Francis Xavier University, 2002
Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 2006, Advisor: Mark Stradiotto
Associate Professor at Ohio Northern University

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Marco Bouwkamp
July 2004 – June 2006
Ph.D., University of Groningen, 2004
Evers + Manders Subsidieadviseurs
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Eric Hawrelak
January 2003 – August 2004
Ph.D., Virginia tech, 2002
Associate Professor at Bloomsburg University


Former Undergraduate Researchers

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Gisselle Pombar
SURPDC Scholar
University of Central Florida Class of 2018
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Summer Ramsay-Burrough
Class of 2017
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Sean Treacy
Class of 2016
Graduate Student at Columbia University
Advisor: Tomislav Rovis

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Hanley Ong
Class of 2016
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Krysta Dummit
Class of 2015
Graduate Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Advisor: Jeff Van Humbeck
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Damon McLean
Class of 2014

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Emma Kurz
Class of 2014



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