Mia’s Third Year Talk

Mia gave an exciting third year talk on the cross coupling of acetals with nickel catalysis! Fantastic work Mia!

Eric’s Third Year Talk

Eric Webb gave a great third year talk on fluorination! Amazing work Eric!

Congratulations Matt!

Matthew Nielsen successfully completed his final public oral! He will be enjoying Georgia with his family after graduation as he begins his new job as a Research Scientist at Solvay Specialty Polymers. Congratulations Matt!

Predicting Reaction Performance in C-N Cross-Coupling Using Machine Learning

Derek and Jesus’ work communicating the lab’s first machine learning contribution to chemistry was published in Science in collaboration with Merck! Fantastic!

Long-Lived Charge Transfer States of Nickel(II) Aryl Halide Complexes Facilitate Bimolecular Photoinduced Electron Transfer

Ben’s work in collaboration with the Scholes group was published in JACS! Wonderful!

Ni-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reductive Amination

Christoph and Patrick’s work was published in JACS in collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb! Tremendous!

Congratulations Christoph!

Christoph has secured a position at Bayer in Germany as a senior scientist! You will do great things and we will miss you Christoph!

Alyssa Ertel

Second Year Graduate 

Alyssa grew up in Kennewick, Washington. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S.Ch.E. in chemical engineering and a B.S. in chemistry. Her research focused on organic methodology development, and she studied the effect of rehydration on the catalytic properties of alumina under the supervision of Professor Jakob Magolan. When away from lab, Alyssa enjoys spending time outdoors, petting dogs or watching videos of dogs, empowering women in STEM, and eating Indian food.

Stavros Kariofillis

Second Year Graduate 

Stavros was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lafayette College with a B.S. in Biochemistry, where he conducted research under the guidance of Professor Roxy Swails. At Lafayette, Stavros synthesized water-soluble Palladium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes and examined their catalytic reactivity towards cross-coupling reactions in aqueous solvent systems. Stavros also spent a summer of research synthesizing isolable (NHC)CuCF2H complexes and examining their catalytic reactivity towards difluoromethylation under Professor Melanie Sanford at the University of Michigan. Outside of lab, he enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, running, reading, and convincing his labmates to join him on Dunkin’ Donuts coffee runs.

Marvin Parasram

Marvin was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Stony Brook University in 2010. Later that year, he joined Professor Vladimir Gevorgyan’s group at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a Ph.D. student. During his Ph.D. studies, he was involved in the development of novel Pd-catalyzed synthetic methodologies. Outside the lab, he enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, kayaking, playing video games, watching sci-fi movies, reading fiction novels, and cheering for his New York Giants.                                                           parasram@princeton.edu