Defining the Macromolecules of Tomorrow through Synergistic Sustainable Polymer Research

Defining the Macromolecules of Tomorrow through Synergistic Sustainable Polymer Research
Farihah M. Haque, Jacob S. A. Ishibashi, Claire A. L. Lidston, Huiling Shao, Frank Bates, Alice B. Chang, Geoffrey W. Coates, Christopher J. Cramer, Paul J. Dauenhauer, William R. Dichtel, Christopher J. Ellison, Ethan A. Gormong, Leslie S. Hamachi, Thomas R. Hoye, Jennifer McCambridge, Marc A. Hillmyer*, Mengyuan Jin, Julia A. Kalow, Hee Joong Kim, […]

Appie and Caitlin defend their Ph.D. theses!

Congratulations to Appie Peterson and Caitlin Bouchey for their successful Ph.D. theses defenses! The work in Caitlin's thesis ("Synthesis and Reactivity of High-Valent Copper Complexes and the Design of Copper Monooxygenase Model Complexes") was supported by the NIH, while Appie's ("Structure-Activity Relationships for Aluminum Catalysts in the Ring-Opening Polymerizations of Cyclic Esters") was supported by […]

Lab updates

As we settle into fall semester, there's been a few changes. Mahesh has left the lab, and will shortly begin work for Galera Therapeutics; congratulations to him!  Congratulations also to Evan, who will begin working with Eastman in October! We also welcome a new undergraduate student to the group: Juli Yaniz, who will be working […]

Personnel news

We are happy to welcome three new WashU undergraduate students into the group, starting in late May or early June: Sabrina Hu, Dylan Bodner, and Rachel Cohen. Also, in late May Peter Koetting will leave the group to enter begin the Master's in Education plus Teacher Certification program at Villanova University. Upon completing the program, […]

Congratulations to Hussnain Sajjad!

Hussnain successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Renewable Feedstocks Towards a Sustainable Future for Polymers" on Friday, February 26, 2021. We wish him the best as he transitions to the next phase of his career, and thank him for all his contributions to our group!

Structural Characterization of the [CuOR]2+ Core

Structural Characterization of the [CuOR]2+ Core
Mahesh Krishnan, Dimitar Y. Shopov, Caitlin J. Bouchey, Wilson D. Bailey, Riffat Parveen, Bess Vlaisavljevich*, and William B. Tolman*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 3295–3299 (https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.0c13470).  

Welcome to Jack Klein and Evan Beaumier!

As we get ready to begin the spring 2021 semester, we welcome two new group members, undergraduate chemistry major Jack Klein and NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Evan Beaumier. We're excited for both of them to begin working in the lab soon!