Generation of Phosphoranyl Radicals via Photoredox Catalysis Enables Voltage-Independent Activation of Strong C-O Bonds

Erin and Alyssa’s paper on the deoxygenation of alcohols and carboxylic acids via phosphoranyl radical intermediates was just accepted by ACS Catalysis. Totally rad!

Direct C-C Bond Formation from Alkanes Using Ni-Photoredox Catalysis

Laura and Jesus’ paper on unactivated C(sp3)-H bond functionalization was just accepted, and will be published in JACS. Outstanding!

Erin Stache, PhD

Erin successfully defended her thesis! She will be joining the lab of Professor Brett Fors at Cornell University this summer as a postdoctoral fellow. Congratulations Erin on a well-deserved degree, and we wish you the best of luck at Cornell!

Jesus’ General Exam

Congratulations to Jesus on passing his general examination! Outstanding work Jesus!

Junyi’s General Exam

Congratulations to Junyi on passing her general examination! Amazing work Junyi!

Deoxyfluorination with Sulfonyl Fluorides: Navigating Reaction Space with Machine Learning

Matt, Derek, and Orestes’ paper on using machine learning to predict deoxyfluorinaion reaction performance was recently published in JACS. Out of this world!

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!