B.A. Chemistry, Colgate University, 1999
M.Phil. Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 2001
Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford University, 2007
Mike received his B.A. in chemistry from Colgate University in 1999. Following studies at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar, leading to an M.Phil. degree in chemistry, he moved to Stanford University where he received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2007. At Stanford, Mike became interested in the use of physical-inorganic spectroscopic methods to understand transition metal catalytic systems in biological systems. Following brief stops at Dow Chemical as a Senior Research Chemist and Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Mike joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester in 2011 as an assistant professor. His research at Rochester focuses on the generation of new fundamental insight into structure, bonding and mechanism in homogeneous non-precious metal catalysis including (1) iron-catalyzed cross-coupling and (2) iron- and cobalt-catalyzed direct C-H functionalization. Further research interests include elucidation of electronic structure, bonding and mechanism in f-element chemistry.
B.A. Chemistry, Rollins College, 2014
My research focuses on the investigation of iron-catalyzed mechanisms for cross-coupling and C-H functionalization reactions.
I like playing tennis, hiking, reading, cooking, and playing video games.
B.S. Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2018
My research focuses on the investigation of the reaction mechanism of Iron-Bisphospines as catalysts for cross-coupling reactions.
Outside of lab, I enjoy dancing salsa, traveling and learning about different cultures.
B.S. Chemistry, West Chester University, 2017
My research focuses on the investigation of various iron-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions via synthetic and spectroscopic studies to identify the active catalytic species and key intermediates.
Outside the lab I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, making art, and being outside.
B.S. Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, 2017
M.S. Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, 2018
My research focuses on the mechanism of iron-catalyzed amino-oxygenation reactions and spectroscopy of f-element organometallics.
B.A. Chemistry/Psychology, Vassar College, 2017
M.S. Chemistry, Cornell University, 2019
My research focuses on iron-catalyzed Kumada cross-coupling.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking (still counts as doing chemistry) and going on road trips. In addition, I love visiting local animal shelters to hang out with rescued cats.
B.S. Chemistry, Panjab University, 2017
M.S. Chemistry, Panjab University, 2019
My research mainly focuses on the investigation of mechanisms of iron-catalyzed C-H functionalization reactions using various synthetic and spectroscopic techniques.
Outside of lab, I enjoy dancing, reading, cooking and traveling a lot.
B.S. Chemistry, Universidad del Valle, 2020
My research focuses on the study of organometallic uranium complexes.
Outside the lab I enjoy hiking, traveling, and appreciating films.
B.S. Radiochemistry, University of Havana, 2020
My research focuses on the investigation of intermediates and reaction pathways in chemical transformations of actinide complexes. I also investigate the development and application of 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy.
Outside the lab I enjoy cooking, traveling and learning about aviation (in another life I was a pilot).
B.S. Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2019
My research focuses on the study of organometallic iron complexes as catalysts.
Outside of the lab I enjoy travelling, hiking, hanging out with my friends and drinking a glass of good wine.
B.A. Chemistry, College of Wooster, 2021
My research focuses primarily on the study of organometallic uranium complexes.
Outside of the lab I enjoy reading, knitting, watching baseball, baking, and spending time outdoors.