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Dr. Jacob Geri

Dr. Jacob Geri

B. Sci., Stetson University, 2012

Ph. D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2018

Jacob was born in Bellingham, Washington but lived his early life exiled in the swamps of Central Florida. He completed his undergraduate chemistry degree at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, where his research in Professor John York’s group used computational tools to study the electronic structure of inorganic compounds. Later he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he completed his PhD studies with Professor Nathaniel Szymczak by standing elbow-deep in a glovebox for six years. His doctoral research used non-traditional Lewis acid/base pairs to activate boranes, 1-H fluoroalkanes, and dinitrogen. In the fall of 2018, Jacob joined the MacMillan group as a postdoctoral fellow.

Fun Facts
  • Jacob can play the bassoon and likes music with deceptive rhythms.
  • He likes to watch Rupaul’s Drag Race and anime.
  • Jacob considers buying a cat to be a major life goal.
  • Jacob spent the summer before grad school riding his bicycle along highway 101 in Washington and Oregon, but did not plan for rain.