May 20, 2014 : Scott passes his OFP and FPO and becomes Dr. Scott with a celebration from Team Dinitrogen.
April 2014 : Nature Chemistry names Don's CO-induced N2 bond cleavage one of its favorite papers in honor of the 5th anniversary of the journal.
March 24, 2014 : Krysta Dummit wins a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Way to go, Krysta!
March 20, 2014 : Grant and Scott's photochemical route to activated zirconium N2 complexes appears in Angewandte. Funfetti cake for everyone!
March 3, 2014 : Jenny and Scott's cobalt catalyzed C-H borylation appears in JACS.
February 26, 2014 : Max takes third place in the Princeton Innovation Forum. Congrats, Max!
February 20, 2014 : Scott's paper on oxidative addition to cobalt pincers appears in Chemical Science.
January 20, 2014 : Tianning accepts a faculty position at New York University. Congratulations, Tianning!
For more on Tianning's appointment click here.
December 16, 2013 : Max's Science paper is highlighted in C&EN. Congrats!
December 4, 2013 : Max's Science paper is highlighted in Nature. Congrats!
December 2, 2013 : Max's Science paper gets a mention in the NY Times. Congrats!
November 29, 2013 : Our paper on cobalt catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation appears in Science. Great work, Max, Jordan and Merck team!
The paper is also covered in Chemistry World.
November 15 and 18, 2013 : Jenny and Neil pass their General Examinations. Congratulations!
October 9, 2013 : Scott's paper on N2-derived nitrido alkylation has appeared in Angewandte Chemie. Nice work and celebratory t-shirt Scott!
October 4, 2013 : Max and Jenny win poster prizes at the ACS Pharmaceutical Roundtable Green Chemistry Symposium. Great work, Jenny and Max!
October 4, 2013 : Members of the Chirik group attend the ACS Pharmaceutical Roundtable Green Chemistry Symposium.
September 30, 2013 : Farewell to Visiting Student Research Collaborator Alex Tskhovrebov!
September 4, 2013 : Aspects of the Chirik group's work are highlighted in the New Scientist article "Chemists' clever fakes are better than nature".
July 17, 2013 : Happy 25th birthday, Brian!
May 21, 2013 : Jenny's paper on iron-catalyzed hydroboration appears in Organic Letters. Good work Jenny!
May 7, 2013 : Crisita passes her FPO and is off to a new career at ExxonMobil. Congratulations Crisita and best of luck in your new position!
February 28, 2013 : Scott Semproni has won a 2013 Young Investigator Award from the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry. Scott will present a lecture at the ACS meeting in Indianapolis. Well-deserved Scott!
November 29, 2012 : The Chirik group's work is featured on NSF's "The Discovery Files" and will be broadcasted on select radio stations, including the Armed Forces Radio.
November 13, 2012 : Congrats to Pony for passing his general exam!
November 7, 2012 : Max Friedfeld passes his general exam. Congratulations, Max!
October 15, 2012 : Our work is featured in the New York Times!
Crisita and Aaron's paper on the iron-catalyzed hydrosilylation of trivinylcyclohexane appears in ACS Catalysis. The work will be featured on the cover of the journal. Congrats to Crisita, Aaron, and Team Momentive!
Scott Semproni published the 100th paper in Chirik group history. Congrats, Scott!
August 6, 2012 : Zach Brown joins the group as PostDoc. Welcome!
August 2, 2012 : Jennifer Obligacion joins the group as 1st year graduate student. Welcome!
July 16, 2012 : Neil Palmer and Iraklis Pappas join the group as 1st year graduate students. Welcome!
June 16, 2012 : Farewell to Zoe, best wishes back in the UK!
June 2, 2012 : The Chirik group celebrates Her Majesty's jubilee.
June 1, 2012 : Welcome to John Sandoval, a visiting graduate student from Seville, Spain.
June 1, 2012 : Crisita Atienza is named a finalist for the Reaxys Price. Congrats, Crisita!
May 29, 2012 : Carsten's paper on azo N=N bond cleavage with redox-active vanadium complexes appears in Angewandte Chemie. Nice work, Carsten!
May 28, 2012 : Jon Darmon departs for his postdoctoral position at PNNL with Morris Bullock. Good luck, Jon!
April 23, 2012 : Seb's paper on cobalt-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation has been highlighted by Nature Chemistry. Congrats, Seb!
April 12, 2012 : Scott's full paper on side-on titanium dinitrogen complexes appears in Organometallics. Congrats, Scott!
April 9, 2012 : Scott's paper on the synthesis of a hafnium nitride prepared from N2 cleavage appears in Angewandte Chemie. Congrats, Scott!
April 7, 2012 : Crisita marries Jason Mann from the Dichtel group (Cornell). Congrats to Crisita and Jason!
April 3, 2012 : Max Friedfeld has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his work in base metal asymmetric catalysis. Congrats, Max!
March 31, 2012 : Seb departs for his job at Pfizer. Good luck, Seb!
March 12, 2012 : Jon's paper on the electronic effects of para-substitution in bis(imino)pyridine iron compounds appears in Organometallics. Congrats, Jon!
March 6, 2012 : Seb's paper on cobalt-catalyzed asymmetric olefin hydrogenation is published in JACS. Congratulations Seb!
March 6, 2012 : Chantal and Jordan's paper on the electronic structure of iron dinitrogen compounds appears in Inorganic Chemistry. Congrats Chantal and Jordan!
February 10, 2012 : Don and Scott's JACS paper on the mechanism of CO-induced dinitrogen cleavage appears in JACS. Congratulations Don and Scott!
February 3, 2012 : Crisita and Aaron's paper Iron Catalysts for Selective Anti-Markovnikov Alkene Hydrosilylation Using Tertiary Silanes appears in Science. Congratulations Crisita and Aaron!
January 16, 2012 : Jordan Hoyt passes his general exam. Congratulations, Jordan!
November 14, 2011 : Corinna Burghardt joins the group as our new administrative assistant. Welcome!
Oct. 6, 2011: Sarah and Amanda's paper on redox-active bis(imino)pyridine manganese compounds appears in the special issue on radical ligands in the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
Sept. 7, 2011: Paul's Preface for the Inorganic Chemistry Forum on redox-active ligands has appeared on line.
August 23, 2011: Koji Yamamoto (Osaka University, Japan) joined the lab for a three-month stay. Welcome!
August 12, 2011: Sarah's recent publication on iron catalysis has been highlighted on GreenChemBlog. Congrats!
August 7, 2011: First years Grant Margulieux and Renyuan "Pony" Yu join the group. Welcome!
July 2, 2011: First years Brian Schaefer and Max Friedfeld join the group. Welcome!
June 20, 2011: Crisita and Carsten's paper on single component cobalt catalysts for ethylene polymerization has appeared in Angew. Chemie International Edition. Congrats!
June 17, 2011: Scott's paper on silane-induced dinitrogen cleavage has appeared in JACS. Nice job, Scott!
June 13, 2011: Aaron and Carsten's paper on oxidation and reduction of iron carbonyl complexes as part of the Forum on redox-active ligands in Inorganic Chemistry. Congrats Aaron and Carsten!
June 2, 2011: See the write up on Sarah's paper in the C&E News Blog:
May 20, 2011: Sarah's paper has appeared in JACS: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ja202992. Congrats!
May 13, 2011: Doris and Don's paper for the special issue of Dalton Transactions on d0 metallocenes has appeared: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/DT/C1DT10149H. Congratulations!
March 25, 2011: Carsten has been awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Congratulations, Carsten!
March 11, 2011: See Sarah's and Carsten's most recent Inorganic Chemistry paper online:
March 9, 2011: Paul elected vice-chair in 2013 and chair in 2015 for the Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRC.
March 7, 2011: Crisita's poster selected for oral presentation at Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRC.
March 2, 2011: Paul Chirik discussing the nitrogen functionalization project on the BBC
Feb. 1, 2011: Zoe Turner joins the group