11: Our research on transition-metal-free synthesis of borylated
thiophenes via formal thioboration
was published in Org. Lett. Congrats,
Sept 28: Postdoc Kristof Jess gave a
stellar presentation to a packed house at UCI's 3rd Annual
Postdoc Research Symposium.
Great job on co-organizing this outstanding
1: Congratulations to Dr. Easter for his NIST NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
July 25: Our paper on borylation
of dihydrofurans and isochromenes
was published in J. Org. Chem.
Congrats, Kim and Chao!
July 23: We accomplished our mission! The Group
escaped from an escape room thanks to our wits and courageous effort.
July 16: Welcome summer rotating graduate
July 1: Our communication on when unique subensemble and single-turnover information are
resolvable over nine orders of magnitude was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
June 29: Talk about crushing it with
fellowships! Scott received the Summer Undergraduate Research Program and
the Allergan Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
June 26-30: Kim and Adena
gave poster talks over their research, and Prof. Blum gave a presentation,
at BORAM XVI in Boston, MA. Great job to all!
June 19: Congratulations to our
undergraduates David and Scott! Both of them received the Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Program.
June 18-20: Quinn presented his research
over spatiotemporally resolved single catalyst turnover and dynamic
chemical kinetics at the ACS GC&E Conference!
June 16: Kim and Quinn participate in the
graduate hooding ceremony. What a momentous occasion!
May 25: Quinn successfully defends his
thesis on single turnover at molecular catalyst. Congratulations, Dr.
May 23: Adena
received the Most Promising Future Faculty Member Award at the E. K. C. Lee
Dinner. Congratulations, Adena!
May 10: Professor Blum received the
Physical Science Outstanding Contributions to the Undergraduate Education
Award in the Department of Chemistry. Congrats, Prof. Blum!
May 8: We’re in the real world now! Our
communication on spatiotemporally resolved single monomer turnover was
highlighted in “Kinetics in the Real World” by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congrats, Quinn!
Feb. 26: We have a new group photo! Aren’t
we a photogenic bunch?
Feb. 15: Welcome new postdoc, Hassen, who is joining us from KU Leuven!
Feb. 8: The Group participated in the
Metals in Synthesis Super Group Meeting! Jarvo,
Dong, and Van Vranken labs joined the meeting.
Special Guest Prof. Bob Bergman also attended! Thanks to all for the great
Jan. 24: Welcome new graduate student
Dec. 12: Our communication on dynamic
chemical kinetics at individual molecular catalysts was accepted in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Congrats, Quinn!
Nov. 27: Welcome new undergraduate student
Nov. 6: Professor Blum is elected as a
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Congratulations, Prof. Blum!