Former Members

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Dr. Deisy Romero
October 2014 – 2015
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Aditi Chavannavar
December 2013-October 2014
Current position: BASF Technical Specialist

Dr. Doyun Lee
September 2012 – 2013 (co-advised with Professor Haifeng Gao – UND)

Dr. Monika Vogt
September 2010 – August 2013
Current position: Research Scientist, Cabot Microelectronics, Aurora, IL.

Dr. David M. Pinkerton
October 2010 – September 2011
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Antonio J. Lepore (2011-2016), Ph.D. awarded in October 2016.
Dissertation Title: “Redox Active and Redox Neutral Transformations of Titanocene and Phosphorous.”
October 20, 2016.
Current Position: Senior Consultant at Navigant Life Sciences

Dr. Christopher J. Meyer (2007-2016), Ph.D. awarded in April 2016.
Dissertation Title: “A Convergent Synthesis of Imidazoles and Their use in Task Specific Ionic Liquids for Carbon Capture.”
April 12, 2016.
Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow at St. Jude’s

Dr. Catherine A. Campos (2007-2016), Ph.D. awarded in January 2016.
Dissertation Title: “Titanocene as a Bifunctional Catalyst for the Rapid Assembly of All-Carbon Tertiary Centers.”
January 4, 2016.

Dr. Erin E. Parker (2009-2014), Ph.D. awarded August 2014.
Dissertation Title: ”

Dr. Joseph B. Gianino (2009-2014), Ph.D. awarded August 2014.
Dissertation Title: “Development of Titanocene-Catalyzed Multicomponent Coupling Reactions.”
Current Position: Research Chemist at BASF

Dr. Lauren M. Fleury (2007-2013), Ph.D. awarded in May 2013.
Dissertation Title: “Redox Titanocene Catalysis in C-C Bond Formations and New Discoveries in Phosphorus-Mediated C-C Bond-Forming Reactions.”
April 15, 2013.
Current Position: Research Scientist at AsureQuality Limited in Mt. Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Andrew D. Kosal (2007-2013), Ph.D. awarded in May 2013.
Dissertation Title: “New Discoveries in Titanium and Phosphorus Mediated Carbonyl Additions: Redox Phosphorus Chemistry En Route to New C-C and C-N Bond Forming Reactions.”
April 16, 2013.
Current Position: Raw Materials Expert at Michelin North America, Greenville, SC.

Justin Vail (2012-2015), M.S. in Chemistry awarded in July 2015.
Current Position: IT Specialist at Lawrence Technological University

Kasey Haugen (2013-2015), M.S. in Chemistry awarded in May 2015.
Current Position:

Peter E. Vednor (2011-2013), M.S. in Chemistry awarded in May 2013.
Current Position: R&D staff scientist at Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN.

Kerisha Bowen (2012-2013), M.S. in Patent Law awarded in May 2013.
Current Position:

Katherine Davis (November 2009-May 2010).
Current Position: R&D staff scientist at Dow Chemical, Spring House, PA.

Andrew L. Ward (November 2009-June 2010).
Current Position: R&D staff scientist at Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN.

VISITING STUDENTS

Nicolai Kaltwasser (August 2015-February 2016).
University of Heidelberg, Germany

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Tara Pilato, University of Notre Dame Class of 2017 (2015-2017).

Richard Barrow, University of Notre Dame Class of 2017 (2014-2015).

Shannon Garvey, University of Notre Dame Class of 2015 (2013-2015).

Stephen Hawn, University of Notre Dame Class of 2015 (2013-2014).

E. J. Soto, University of Notre Dame Class of 2015 (2013-2014).

Tiffany Fan, University of Notre Dame Class of 2013 (2011-2013).

Kathryn Kraft, University of Notre Dame Class of 2013 (2011-2012).

James Catalino, University of Notre Dame Class of 2013 (2011-2012).

Malcolm Chan, University of Notre Dame Class of 2013 (2010-2011).

Jessica Pearson, University of Notre Dame Class of 2011 (2009-2010).