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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Chris Douglas
Chris Douglas, Ph.D.
Education & Experience
2014‑present Associate Professor of Chemistry
2007‑2014 Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Matt Eastwood
Matt Eastwood
Joined
Fall 2014
Education & Experience
2014 B.S. Chemistry, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Advisor: Faith Jacobsen
Research keywords
Bond Activation
Total synthesis
Shengyang Wang
Shengyang Wang
Joined
Fall 2014
Education & Experience
2014 B.S. Chemistry, Tongui University
Research keywords
Bond activation
Methodology
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
Computational 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
Total synthesis
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
Douglas Group Publications
"Intramolecular Oxyacylation of Alkenes Using a Hydroxyl Directing Group" Hoang, G. T.; Pan, Z.; Brethorst, J. T.; Douglas, C. J.* J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 11383–11394.
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.* Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53, 5170–5174.
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
2014 Bunsen and Beaker Award, Best Presentation in Section, Third-Year Research Symposium
2012-2013 Wayland E. Noland Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Research keywords
Acenes
Cyclacenes

UNDERGRADUATES

Preston Bradley
Preston Bradley
Mentor
Sadie Otte
Joined
Spring 2015
David Detloff
David Detloff
Mentor
Sarah Wegwerth
Joined
Spring 2015
Mingzhe Huang
Mingzhe Huang
Mentor
Zhuoran Zhang
Joined
Summer 2014
Nate Lawdenski
Nate Lawdenski
Mentor
Nick Serratore
Joined
Summer 2014
Russell Xu
Russell Xu
Mentor
Sarah Pound
Joined
Spring 2015

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