Former Group Members

Claire Shugart ’20 (March 2018 to June 2020)

Projects: Nitrogen-group-transfer reactions from late-metal amides

Whereabouts: Colorado State University, Chemistry Ph.D. program

Luke Westawker ’20 (March 2018 to June 2020)

Projects: Nitrogen-group-transfer reactions from late-metal amides

Whereabouts: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Research Intern

Anna Conley ’20 (March 2018 to June 2020)

Projects: Computational investigation of CO2 activation by a cobalt silylene

Whereabouts: Watson Fellow studying mycology

Joseph Luther ’20 (September 2017 to June 2020)

Projects: Reactivity of group 8 and 9 silylene complexes

Will DeSnoo ’19 (March 2017 to June 2019)Projects: Computational investigation of Ru silylene cooperative reactivity (w/ Prof. Dani Kohen)

Whereabouts: UC Davis, Chemistry Ph.D. program

Jim Zhang ’18 (March 2016 to April 2019)

Projects: Reactivity of Ru and Co pincer-type silylene complexes

Whereabouts: Stanford University, Chemistry Ph.D. program
(Graduate Student in Waymouth Group)

Senjie Ma ’18 (September 2016 to June 2018)

Projects: Reactivity of ruthenium silyl and silylene complexes

Whereabouts: UC-Berkeley, Chemistry Ph.D. program
(Graduate Student in Hartwig Group)

Paul Peterson ’18 (March 2016 to June 2018)

Projects: Synthesis and reactivity of Co silylamides, CO2 scission with Rh silylenes

Whereabouts: Princeton University, Chemistry Ph.D. program
(Graduate Student in Chirik Group)

Kate DeMeulenaere ’17 (March 2016 to June 2017)

Project: Catalysis by Group 9 silyl and silylene pincer complexes

Whereabouts: Northwestern University, Driskill Life Sciences Ph.D. program

Mike Trenerry ’17 (March 2016 to June 2017)

Project: DFT investigations of catalysis by Group 9 silyl and silylene complexes

Whereabouts: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Chemistry Ph.D. program
(Graduate Student in Berry Group)

Teddy Donnell ’17 (January 2015 to June 2017)

Project: Cooperative reactivity supported by pincer-type silyl and silylene complexes of Group 9 metals

Whereabouts: Caltech, Chemistry Ph.D. program
(Graduate Student in Peters Group)

 

Sarah Wang ’17 (June 2016 to present)

Projects: Reactivity of Ni silylamides

Whereabouts: UC Irvine, Chemistry Ph.D. program
(Graduate Student in Yang Group)

 

Margaret Schaff ’16 (March 2015 to June 2016)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of nickel silylamides

Whereabouts: Epic Systems (Verona, WI)

 

Lisa Qiu ’16 (March 2014 to June 2016)

Project: Nitrene-group transfer from late-metal silylamides

Whereabouts: Western University of Health Sciences,
DO Program (Lebanon, OR)

 

Binh Nguyen ’16 (March 2014 to November 2015)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of Group 8 silyl and silylene complexes

 

Zander Deetz ’15 (March 2013 to July 2015)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of Group 9 silyl and silylene complexes

Whereabouts: University of North Carolina, Chemistry Ph.D. program (Meyer Group)

 

Christian Olivares ’15 (March 2013 to June 2015)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of Group 10 silyl and silylene complexes

Whereabouts: Banner Engineering (Plymouth, MN)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2017), University of Minnesota

Kathryn Peneyra ’17 (January 2015 to March 2015)

Project: Organic dyes for ion sensing and sensitization

Whereabouts: Research Assistant, Massachussetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)

 

Eliza Green ’15 (March 2013 to December 2014)

Project: Synthesis and computational investigations of late-metal silylamides

Whereabouts: Law Clerk at United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
JD (2020), Harvard Law School

 

Alex Kosanovich ’14 (April 2012 to May 2014)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of late-metal silylamides

Whereabouts: Dow Chemical, Polyurethanes Division (Lake Jackson, TX)
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2019), Texas A&M University (Dean’s Excellence and NSF LSAMP BTD Fellow in Ozerov Group)

 

Joe Boerma ’13 (December 2011 to May 2013)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of silyl and silylene complexes

Whereabouts: Tergus Pharma (Durham, NC)

Christian Padilla ’13 (December 2011 to May 2013)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of late-metal silylamides

Whereabouts: Software Engineer w/ Google

Dan DeRosha ’13 (April 2012 to May 2013)

Project: Synthesis and reactivity of silyl and silylene complexes

Whereabouts: Columbia University, Postdoctoral Fellow (Owen Group)
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2019), Yale University (Holland Group)