mechanistic chemistry • rational catalyst design • biomimetic chemistry
5.19.2020: Congrats to Robert for being awarded the "UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Teaching Award"! Awesome and well-deserved!
5.15.2020: Congrats to Zhihui for passing his candidacy exam! Outstanding!
5.14.2020: Congrats to Mingbin for passing his candidacy exam! Outstanding!
Congrats to Madeline for being awarded the "2020 Millard & Lee Alexander Fellowship." Fantastic news!
4.30.2020: Congrats to Ryan for passing his candidacy exam! Outstanding!
4.23.2020: Our synthetic work on Fe-catalyzed difunctionalization of vinyl cyclopropanes has been highlighted on SYNFACTS by Paul Knochel and Simon Graßl ! LINK
4.13.2020: Congrats to Zach for being selected for the U.S. Army's College Qualified Leaders program which offers research positions in biological warfare detection systems at the U.S. Army Chemical Biology Center! Awesome!
3.24.2020: Congrats to Zhihui and Mingbin and the Koh group (National University of Singapore) for our recent publications in ACS Catalysis!
3.20.2020: Congrats to Mingbin and Zhihui and the Molander group (UPenn) for our recent publications in JACS!
3.4.2020: Congrats to Ryan and Robert for our recent publications in JACS in collaboration with the Tambar group (University of Texas Southwestern)!
2.27.2020: Congrats to Lei, Wes, Mingbin, and undergraduates Chris, Ben, and Brandon for our very first synthetic method paper in Fe-catalysis just published in Chemical Science! More exciting results in this area are underway!
11.11.2019: Congrats to Osvaldo for being the first recipient of the Nathan Drake Faculty Fellowship!
10.30.2019: Congrats to Osvaldo for receiving the University of Maryland's CMNS Board of Visitors Junior Faculty Award for 2019!
Celebrating awards to Madeline "Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2019" and Wes (2019 Millard & Lee Alexander Fellowship) with ice cream (and being photobombed by Ryan!). Again, congrats!
7.3.2019: Congrats to Mingbin and the Powers group for the recent publication in Chem!
11.27.2018: Congrats to Lei, Wes, Jun, and Surjo for the recent experimental-computational publication in Tetrahedron!
11.14.2018: Congrats to Wes, Mingbin, Chris, and Ashley for the recent publication in Org. Biomol. Chem!
Congrats to Wes for being awarded the "2019 Millard & Lee Alexander Fellowship." Fantastic news!
Congrats to Madeline for passing here candidacy exam! Awesome work!
Congrats to Madeline for being awarded the "Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2019." Awesome!
10.8.2018: My experimental and computational paper from postdoctoral work is accepted in Organic Letters!
10.11.2018: Congrats to Madeline and the Molander group for the recent publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed!
6.6.2018: A visit with Prof. William Miller, my former chemistry instructor at Sacramento City College, a fantastic mentor/teacher/researcher!
6.19.2018: Congrats to Ryan and the Molander group for the recent publication in JACS!
5.1.2018: Check out the speaker lineup for the upcoming ADSE Young Researchers Conference at the University of Maryland September 29th, 2018! (click here to register)!
4.26.2018: More great news this month! Simone has been accepted to the University of Maryland’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program)! Congrats Simone!
4.25.2018: More great news this month! Madeline E. Rotella has been selected as the recipient of the University of Maryland Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry William Bailey Fellowship! Congrats Madeline!
4.20.2018: More great news this week! Robert Martin has been selected for recognition as one of Maryland¹s ‘Undergraduate Researchers of the Year’ for 2018! Congrats Robert!
4.16.2018: Congrats to Wes Lee for advancing to candidacy! He officially becomes the first Gutierrez Group Ph.D. candidate!
2.15.2018: Congrats to Madeline for passing her oral preliminary examination and outstanding seminar! Well done!
2.6.2018: Our first grant! We have been awarded the NSF CAREER AWARD! We thank the National Science Foundation for supporting our research, educational, and outreach efforts! Link: NSF-CAREER
12.1.2017: Jun, group's first postdoc, going away dinner! Thank you for all hard work in ligand synthesis and developments in iron catalysis!