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:

Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

Pritam Roychowdhurry

Second-year

pritamroy@tamu.edu

Office: Chem 354

Research interests:

Utilization of oxygen as a selective oxidant

Madeline Hicks

Research interests:

Characterization of reactive intermediates

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. Hye-Jeong Park (2016-2017)

Samsung

Graduate Students

Dr. Ashley Cardenal (Ph.D. 2019)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College & Conservatory

Undergraduate Students

Alan Wortman (B.S. 2019)

Graduate Student, University of Michigan 

Victoria Akwaowo 

Haleigh Stafford 

Kimberlie Chudej

Meredith Spradlin 

Kacey Ortiz 

Ryan Wise (B.S. 2018)

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