Kinsuk Acharyya comes to the Chemistry Department from the Physical Research Laboratory in Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta in 2008. The thesis title was “Formation of Complex Molecules during Star Formation.” A part of this work was done in Leiden Observatory during his stay as a Greenberg Fellow. Additionally, he worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Virginia between March 2014 and December 2015. Kinsuk joins us as a Visiting Scholar in the lab of Professor Eric Herbst. Please welcome Kinsuk to the Chemistry Department!
Ryan Holland has joined the Department of Chemistry as a Research Associate in the Gunnoe Lab. Ryan obtained his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Idaho, then went on to earn his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.
Ana Geer conducted her PhD studies at the University of Zaragoza, Spain under the supervision of M. A. Ciriano and C. Tejel on the synthesis and coordination chemistry of group 9 transition metals (Rh and Ir) combined with anionic ligands, such as tris (phosphino)borate and tris(pyrazolyl)borate ligands. During this time, she undertook a three-month stay at the properties) is investigated. Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC) in Toulouse under the guidance of S. Sabo-Etienne and S. Bontemps to work on CO2 hydroboration.
Dr. Diane Dickie joined the Chemistry Department in January 2018 as a Senior Scientist and X-Ray Crystallographer. Diane will also be working with the Materials Science Department. Her office is Room 103 in the Material Science Building. Diane received an honors B.Sc. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, where she worked on the hydroboration of novel ketoenamines under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Westcott.
Boobalan received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech, and his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a trained medicinal chemist whose research interests lie on the interface of computer-assisted drug design methods and organic synthesis.
Tao received his B.S. from Wuhan University in China and earned his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Virginia, under the supervision of Professor Timothy Macdonald. His Ph.D.