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Current Members


Dr. Stefan Minasian

Staff Scientist

Web of Science ResearcherID: A-9887-2018

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Professional Preparation

· 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 Gunther

Postdoctoral Reseacher

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.


Patrick Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher

Patrick received his B.S. in Chemistry from UC San Diego where he performed undergraduate research with Prof. Joshua Figueroa. He completed his Ph.D. with Prof. T. Don Tilley at UC Berkeley, where he studied unsaturated interactions between group 8 and group 14 elements. Patrick was a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Yogesh Surendranath at MIT. He is currently researching molecular quantum materials based on organolanthanide and organoactinide complexes.



Former Members

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