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THE GROUP

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David C. Powers
Assistant Professor
powers@chem.tamu.edu
Office: Chem 320
979.862.3089
curriculum vitae

Dave was born in Allentown, PA in 1983. He received his undergraduate education in Lancaster, PA at Franklin and Marshall College where he conducted undergraduate research with Professor Phyllis Leber investigating the mechanisms of gas-phase hydrocarbon isomerization reactions. In 2006, Dave moved to Harvard University to pursue graduate studies with Professor Tobias Ritter and investigated the role of metal–metal redox cooperation in C–H oxidation catalysis. After receiving a Ph.D. in 2011, Dave joined Professor Daniel Nocera's research group as an NIH post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, where he studied molecular photocataylsis for solar energy conversion. In 2015, Dave moved to Texas A&M University as an assistant professor. His research program is based on synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on developing reaction chemistry for sustainable synthesis.

 
 

POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS

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Richard Thompson
Post-doctoral Scholar
vmdt60@tamu.edu
Research interests: 
Reactive Intermediates

 
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Asim Maity
asimmaity@tamu.edu
Research interests: Synthetic methods towards oxidation chemistry

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Andrew Ezazi
ezaz1andrew@tamu.edu
Research interests:
Lattice-isolated metal active sites

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Gerard "Trip" Van Trieste
g.vantrieste@tamu.edu
Research interests:
Reactive intermediates

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Mario Cosio
mario_nicholas@tamu.edu
Research interests:
Utilization of lattice-isolated active sites

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Brandon Frey
blfrey1@tamu.edu
Research interests:
Main group electrocatalysis 

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Pritam Roychowdhurry
pritamroy@tamu.edu
Research interests:
Amine transfer reagent design

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Kaleb Reid
kreid2@tamu.edu
Research interests:
Metal catalyzed small molecule activation

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Aishanee Sur
aishanee_95@tamu.edu 
Research interests:
Metal organic framework catalysis 

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Hao Tan
tanhao9703@tamu.edu  
Research interests:
Amine transfer reagent design

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Phong Thai
phongthai@tamu.edu  
Research interests:
Hypervalent iodine electrocatalysis 

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Samya Samanta
samya.samanta@tamu.edResearch interests:
Amine transfer reagent design

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Arpan Paikar
paikararpan@tamu.edu  
Research interests:
Reactive intermediates

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Matthew Figgins
mtfiggins@tamu.edu 
Research interests:

 

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Alivia Fann
alivia.fann@tamu.edu 
Research interests:

 

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Nate Hoskinson

Research interests:

Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

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Veronica Knipp
Research interests:

Amine transfer reagents

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Lauren Sorrells
Research interests:
Bimetallic catalysis

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Roberto Herrera
Research interests:

Amine transfer reagents

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Hanna Goble
Research interests:
Reactive intermediates

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Sahana Patel
Research interests:

Reactive intermediates

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

ALUMNI

Post–Doctoral Scholars

Dr. Debabrata Sengupta (2020-2021)
Post-doc
Dr. Wenyang Gao (2018-2020)
New Mexico Institute of Technology
Dr. Hye-Jeong Park (2016-2017)
Samsung

Graduate Students

Dr. Ashley Cardenal (Ph.D. 2019)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College & Conservatory

Dr. Chen-Hao Wang (Ph.D 2020)

Post-Doctoral scholar for 

Dr. Anuvab Das (Ph.D. 2020)

Post-Doctoral scholar for Dr. Frances Arnold

Dr. Sung-Min Hyun (Ph.D. 2020)

Post-Doctoral scholar for Dr. Adam Veige

Undergraduate Students

Victoria Akwaowo 
Scribe at UT Southwestern Children's Hospital
 
Jeremy Beaty 
Process Engineer, Solvay

Kimberlie Chudej
Quality Control Technician

Kailyn Cohen (REU)
Graduate Student, Princeton University 


Carolyn Divita
Synthesis Tech, Dow Chemical Company

Madeline Hicks
Graduate Student, CalTech

Connor Hoffman
U.S Air Force Flight School

Brianna Lilly
Manufacturing Associate Supervisor, PepsiCo

Austin Miller (REU)
Graduate Student, UNC Chapel Hill


Kacey Ortiz
Graduate Student, Auburn University

Danna Pinto
Manufacturing Technician, Fujifilm


Meredith Spradlin 
Graduate Student, U. Texas Austin

Haleigh Stafford​

Alan Wortman
Graduate Student, University of Michigan 

Ryan Wise 
Graduate Student, University of Florida

TEACHING

Organic Chemistry I

Chem 227

Organic Reactions

Chem 610

Introduction to Organometallics

 

CONTACT US

979-862-3089

Texas A&M University

Department of Chemistry

P.O. Box 30012

College Station, TX 77840