I grew up in Bethlehem, Conn., and went on to obtain a BA in 2001 from Drew University, conducting research with Barbara Petrack. After my graduate studies at Yale University under the direction of Robert Crabtree, I earned my PhD in chemistry in 2005. After one year as an NRC postdoctoral research associate with Mike Gagné, I accepted my current position as assistant professor here at Colgate in 2006.
My research is conducted through the Chianese group
, in the Department of Chemistry
, which focuses on the field of transition-metal homogeneous catalysis. In the Chianese group, undergraduate students learn techniques for organic and inorganic synthesis, including the handling of air-sensitive compounds. We rely on multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography to characterize new products, and students gain direct experience with these methods.
Many students in the group have had the opportunity to co-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Learn more about the Chianese group: