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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Chris Douglas
Chris Douglas, Ph.D.
Education & Experience
2007‑present Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
2005‑2007 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
Advisor: Robert H. Grubbs
2005 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
1999 B.S. Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Advisor: Richard P. Hsung
Recent Honors
2014 George Taylor Career Development Award, College of Science and Engineering
2012 NSF CAREER Award
2011 DuPont Young Investigator
2010-2011 Outstanding Professor Award, College of Science and Engineering
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POSTDOCS

Matt Bruzek, Ph.D.
Joined
September 2013
Education & Experience
2013 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Kentucky
Advisor: John Anthony

Thesis: Acenes and acenequinones for optics and organic electronics
2008 B.S. Chemistry, Southwest Minnesota State University
Advisor: Jay Brown
Research keywords
Organic electronic materials
Organic electronic devices
Acenes
Rubrene
Crystal engineering
Daniel Everson, Ph.D.
Joined
August 2013
Education & Experience
2013 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Rochester
Advisor: Daniel J. Weix

Thesis: Nickel-catalyzed electrophile cross-coupling of aryl halides with alkyl halide
2007 B.S. Chemistry, University of Saint Thomas
Advisor: J. Thomas Ippoliti
Research keywords
Total synthesis
Methodology
Bond activation
Yong Guan
Yong Guan, Ph.D.
Joined
December 2012
Education & Experience
2012 Ph.D. Chemistry, Michigan State University
Advisor: William Wulff
2006 M.S. Chemistry, Wuhan University, China
Advisors: Jun Li & Jingui Qin
2004 B.S. Chemistry, Wuhan University, China
Research keywords
Organic electronic materials
Methodology
Jodi Ogilvie, Ph.D.
Joined
February 2012
Education & Experience
2012 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Vermont
Advisor: Matthias Brewer

Thesis: Exploration of the reactivity of 1-aza-2- azoniaallene salts as precursors to alpha-chloroazo compounds, bicyclic diazenium salts and protonated azomethine imines
2006 B.S. Chemistry, University of Maine
Advisor: Barbara Cole
Research keywords
Bond activation
Mechanistic studies
Methodology
Kinetic studies

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Lafe Purvis
Joined
Fall 2013
Education & Experience
2008‑2013 Senior Research Associate, Gilead Sciences
2004‑2008 Research Associate, Nastech Pharmaceuticals
2004 B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry (double major), University of Washington
Research keywords
Organic Electronic Materials
Organic Electronic Devices
Rubrene
Zhuoran Zhang
Zhuoran Zhang
Joined
Fall 2013
Education & Experience
2013 B.S. Chemistry, Peking University, China
Advisor: Dahui Zhao
Research keywords
Organic Electronic Materials
Crystal Engineering
Acenes
Rubrene
Nick Serratore
Nick Serratore
Joined
Summer 2013
Education & Experience
2013 M.S. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Advisor: Shannon S. Stahl
2012 B.S. Chemistry, University of Saint Thomas
Advisor: J. Thomas Ippoliti
Research keywords
Bond activation
Mechanistic studies
Methodology
Kinetic studies
Grant Frost
Grant Frost
Joined
Summer 2012
Education & Experience
2011 B.S. Chemistry, University of Saint Thomas
Advisor: J. Thomas Ippoliti
Research keywords
Bond Activation
Mechanistic Studies
Methodology
Xin Jiang
Xin Jiang
Joined
Fall 2012
Education & Experience
2012 B.A. Natural Sciences (Physical), Cambridge University, UK
Sadie Otte
Sadie Otte
Joined
Fall 2012
Education & Experience
2012 B.A. Chemistry, Saint Olaf College
Advisor: Peter Gittins
Research keywords
Bond activation
Total synthesis
Jason Brethorst
Jason Brethorst
Joined
Fall 2011
Education & Experience
2011 B.S. Chemistry, Saint Cloud State University
Advisor: Mark Mechelke
Research keywords
Total synthesis
Bond Activation
Sarah Pound
Sarah Pound
Joined
Fall 2011
Education & Experience
2011 B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry (double major), Bethel University
Advisor: Trey Maddox
Douglas Group Publications
"Intramolecular Aminocyanation of Alkenes by N–CN Bond Cleavage" Pan, Z.; Pound, S. M.; Rondla, N. R.; Douglas, C. J.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, Early View.
Research keywords
Bond activation
Methodology
Total synthesis
Sarah Wegwerth
Sarah "Wegs" Wegwerth
Joined
Fall 2011
Education & Experience
2013-present Head organic teaching assistant
2011 B.S. Chemistry, Saint Cloud State University
Advisor: Mark Mechelke
Honors
2012-2013 Wayland E. Noland Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Research keywords
Acenes
Cyclacenes
Vicki Chemistruck
Vicki Chemistruck
Co-advised with Dan Frisbie, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Joined
Fall 2010
Education & Experience
2013‑present On leave
2010 B.S. Chemistry, San Jose State University
Advisor: David J. R. Brook
Honors
2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
2010‑2011 Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Zhongda Pan
Zhongda Pan
Joined
Fall 2010
Education & Experience
2010 B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, China
Advisor: Chi Zhang
Douglas Group Publications
"Intramolecular Aminocyanation of Alkenes by N–CN Bond Cleavage" Pan, Z.; Pound, S. M.; Rondla, N. R.; Douglas, C. J.* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, Early View.
Research keywords
Bond activation

UNDERGRADUATES

Billy Ogden
William "Billy" Ogden
Joined
Summer 2012
Mentor
Daniel Everson
Education & Experience
2014 B.S. Chemistry, University of Minnesota (projected)
Honors
2013 Heisig/Gleysteen Summer Research Fellowship
2012 UROP Researcher
Research keywords
Crystal engineering
Organic electronic materials
Organic electronic devices
Rubrene
Dylan Walsh
Dylan Walsh
Joined
Summer 2011
Mentor
Zhongda Pan
Education & Experience
2014 B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota (projected)
Honors
2012 & 2013 Heisig/Gleysteen Summer Research Fellowship
2012 Andrews Award

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