Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Polymer  Materials, and Supramolecular Self-Assembly

Addressing Bottlenecks in Organic Synthesis with Polymer Chemistry, and Confronting Materials Challenges through Organic Synthesis and Self-Assembly


"...if we can buy that monomer, we're not interested in it..."


01 January 2020

Steven Huss joins the group.

Steven joins the group, where he will continue his work alongside Margaret on pressure-induced polymerization.   Welcome to Steven!

09 December 2019

Lucas Alameda, inorganic chemist extraordinaire, organically infiltrates the lab.

Lucas​ professes his love of the C–C bond and expresses a desire to realize 'high temperature' reactions lower than 150 °C, and makes the radical change to do a 'synthesis sabbatical' in the group.  Welcome, Lucas!

09 December 2019

Stephen Koehler passes his comprehensives exam.

Congrats to Stephen who passed his comps exam, while presenting an outside proposal that may eventually find a home in our lab!


06 December 2019

Julia Berry receives a graduate student TA Award.

Congrats to Julia who was awarded a graduate student TA award by the department!

03 December 2019

Jake Piane passes his comprehensives exam.

Congrats to Jake who becomes the first group member to meet and excel through the comps exam!


01 December 2019

More undergrads join the group!

Welcome to Chemistry majors Adam Sabatose, David Alexander, and Braidon Lape!  Adam will team up with Margaret, while David and Braidon will work alongside of Stephen and Tanner, respectively!


24 November 2019

Beth is selected as one of the Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees.

Editors of Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts chose Beth as one of the awardees, along with other promising young professors at the early stages of their career.  The list of award winners can be viewed here!

10 November 2019

Mica Pitcher begins as a rotation student.

Mica starts her rotation as a first-year student interested in sustainable chemistry, and a mix of synthesis and polymers.  Mica will rotate with Stephen and also with Julia!

15 October 2019

Beth is awarded a Doctoral New Investigator grant from the ACS Petroleum Research Fund.

The grant, entitled 'Controlled Synthesis of Donor-Acceptor Polymers Derived from [2.2]Cyclophanes,' will prime further investigations into well-defined D-A polymers using ROMP.

10 September 2019

Our paper is highlighted in SYNFACTS.

Maria and Beth's paper in Angewandte on sequence-defined donor-acceptor polymers is highlighted.

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