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Professional Positions

Associate Professor of Chemistry.
since December 2012
University of Missouri St. Louis, Chemistry Department.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
August 2006 to August 2012
University of Missouri St. Louis, Chemistry Department.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.
July 2005 to June 2006
Illinois Wesleyan University, Chemistry Department.

Postdoctoral researcher and group coordinator.
January 2004-June 2005
University of California, Riverside.
Mentor: Prof. T. Keith Hollis

Education

Ph.D. - Chemistry. 2003
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Thesis Title "Alkene and Alkyne Metatheses in Transition-Metal Coordination Spheres: New Methods for the Construction of Architecturally Complex Organometallic Molecules".
Advisor: Prof. John A. Gladysz

Hauptdiplom Chemistry (Thesis M.S. degree), 1999.
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Final Year research project, Thesis Title "Ring Closure Metathesis in the Coordination Spheres of Transition Metals: Toward a totally encapsulated carbon chain complex".
Advisor: Prof. John A. Gladysz

Vordiplom Chemistry (B.S. degree), 1995.
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

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Professional Memberships

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Sigma Xi (sigma)



Latest news

December 2018:
Our latest article on propargylic substitution catalysis can be downloaded here.

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