RESEARCH

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

THE GROUP

 

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

Wenyang Gao

Post-doctoral Scholar

wenyang.gao@chem.tamu.edu

Office: Chem 315

Research interests: Lattice-isolated active sites

 

Anuvab Das

Fifth-year

anuvabdas@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 315

Research interests:

Reactive intermediates

Chen-Hao Wang

Fifth-year

gnawhc@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 315

Research interests:

Lattice-isolated active sites

Sung-min Hyun

Fifth-year

min6539@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 354

Research interests:

Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

Asim Maity

Fourth-year

asimmaity@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 354

Research interests: Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Andrew Ezazi

Third-year

ezaz1andrew@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 315

Research interests:

Lattice-isolated active sites

Gerard "Trip" Van Trieste

Third-year

g.vantrieste@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 315

Research interests:

Reactive intermediates

Brandon Frey

Second-year

blfrey1@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 354

Research interests:

Main group electrocatalysis 

Mario Cosio

Third Year

mario_nicholas@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 349

Research interests:

Utilization of lattice-isolated active sites

Pritam Roychowdhurry

Second-year

pritamroy@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 349

Research interests:

Amine transfer reagent design

Kaleb Reid

First-year

kreid2@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 315

Research interests:

Hao Tan

First-year

tanhao9703@tamu.edu  

Office: Chem 349

Research interests:

Amine transfer reagent design

Aishanee Sur

First-year

aishanee_95@tamu.edu 

Office: Chem 315

Research interests:

Nate Hoskinson

Research interests:

Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

Ryan Burke

Research interests:

Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

ALUMNI

Post Doctoral Scholars

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

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

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