RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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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Debabrata Sengupta

Post-doctoral Scholar

dsengupta@tamu.edu 

Office: Chem 307

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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GRADUATE STUDENTS

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

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

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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:
Metal-organic framework electrocatalysis 

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

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

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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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Danna Pinto
Research interests:
Hypervalent iodine

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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. 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

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