Dr. Stefan Minasian
· B.A. in Chemistry, Reed College (2002). Thesis Advisor: Prof. Margret Geselbracht
· Ph.D. in Chemistry, UC Berkeley (2009). Thesis Advisor: Prof. John Arnold
· Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2009-2013). Co-Advisors: David Clark, Stosh Kozimor, and David Shuh
Olivia received her B.S. in chemistry from Brandeis University in May of 2016. During this time, she performed research under Dr. Casey Wade (OSU) that focused on the design and synthesis of pyrazolate-based metal organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysis. She completed her Ph.D. with Prof. Oleg V. Ozerov at Texas A&M where she studied the chemistry of highly Lewis acidic cations coupled with halogenated carborane anions for hydrodefluorination.
Appie attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City on full academic scholarship where she received her B.S. in Chemistry and B.F.A. in Dance Performance. Her undergraduate research with Prof. Xiaobo Chen focused on synthesizing nanomaterials to study photocatalytic hydrogen generation. Appie danced professionally with local Kansas City companies, and later with the San Diego Ballet. She completed her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis in the lab of Prof. Bill Tolman, supported by the NSF-CCI Center for Sustainable Polymers, which focused on mechanistic studies of Aluminum catalysts in stereoselective ring-opening polymerizations.