19: Congratulations, Dr. Kristof Jess, for earning the prestigious Rochow
Award from TU Braunschweig. Dr. Jess received this award for his excellent
Ph. D. thesis.
5: We have two new graduate students joining the group, Joe Kaplan and
Tristen Tagawa. Welcome to the team!
26: Congratulations to Dr. Kim N. Tu for a successful thesis defense
regarding borylative heterocyclization!
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. Congratulations, Scott!
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,
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.
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 science discussion.
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!