John LaMattina Graduate Fellowships Awarded
|2012 John LaMattina Fellows, (L-R) Victor Rendina, Candice Joe, and Chris Schuster.
John LaMattina Graduate Fellowships have been awarded to Candice Joe
, Rana Kashif Khan
, Victor Rendina
and Chris Schuster
. Joe, a member of Professor Kian Tan
's group, is currently involved in the design and synthesis of new enantiopure scaffolding ligands for asymmetric hydroformylation of other interesting substrate classes. Working in the research group of Professor Amir Hoveyda
, Khan (not pictured) is investigating the mechanism of olefin metathesis promoted by stereogenic-at-Ruthenium carbene complexes, and development of new catalysts to access Z-alkenes. A member of Professor Marc Snapper
’s group, Rendina is currently developing a new class of chiral cationic organocatalysts for use in a variety of asymmetric alkylation reactions.
In Professor James Morken
’s group, Schuster’s research focuses on engaging enantioenriched 1,2-diboron compounds as nucleophilic partners in selective cross coupling reactions.