Post-Doctoral Researchers

Former Members

POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATES

Dr. Renzo Arias-Ugarte (2013-2014), Texas State University

Dr. Sandun Perera (2013-2014), MD Anderson, Houston

Dr. Claire Jahier (2012-2013), Universite de Trois Rivieres, Canada


GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Laci Singer, Ph.D. 2015. Faculty, South Plains College

Dr. Gregory McGovern, Ph.D. 2013. Lecturer, West Texas A&M

Adebola Oyefusi, Grad Student at Wisconsin-Milwaukee


UNDERGRADUATES

Ashleigh Smith, Graduated 2015, Graduate Student at Rice University

Eric Sikma, Graduated 2015, Graduate Student at UT Austin

Ubong Ukpon, Graduated 2015

Madison Sanders, Graduated 2014, Graduate Student at Oklahoma State University

Stefan Schunemann, DAAD Scholar 2013

Christian Fischer, DAAD Scholar 2012

Daryl Cooke, Graduated 2013


HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS

Saheel Chodavadia, Welch Summer Scholar 2015

Andrew Stone, Welch Summer Scholar 2014

Gene C. Hsu, Welch Summer Scholar 2013, UT Austin

Sumarth Mehta, Welch Summer Scholar 2013, UT Austin

Ellie Reynolds, Welch Summer Scholar 2012, Vanderbilt

Undergraduate Students

Roman Hodson










B.S. UT Austin



Research Interests:

Phenanthroline ligated transition metal catalysts

Neha Phadke










B.S. Pune University

M.S. Pune University


Research Interests:

Catalytic preparation of allenes from alkynes

Francis Wekesa










B.S. Kenyatta University

M.S. Miami University


Research Interests:

Base metal catalyzed olefin metathesis

Anu Saini










B.S. Panjab University

M.S. Panjab University


Research Interests:

Base metal catalyzed hydrofunctionalization

There are currently no postdoctoral researchers



Graduate Student Researchers

Lydia Kong - Reduction of Amides utilizing Fe- and Co-catalysts

Amanda Helms - Chemistry of Pincer-Co complexes

Zachary Sumner - Reduction of Amides utilizing Fe- and Co-catalysts

Flor De Jesus Martinez - Catalytic conversion of alkynes to allenes

Sara Shafiei-Haghighi










B.S. Shiraz University

M.S. Shiraz University


Research Interests:

Iridium catalyzed C-H bond activation reactions