02/25/19 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Special Seminar: Professor Brad Carrow
Brad Carrow is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University. Previously he was a professor at the University of Tokyo, and a post-doctoral fellow with Kyoka Nozaki at the University of Tokyo. He earned his doctorate with Professor John Hartwig at the University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his bachelor's degree in chemistry at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
A main focus of Professor Carrow's lab is the mechanism-driven design of homogeneous transition metal catalysts for the synthesis of materials and biologically-relevant small molecules. His recent efforts have centered around complexity building from feed stock chemicals and integrating greener reagents to improve the sustainability of synthetic methods. Embracing the power of ancillary ligands to modulate the lifetime, reactivity, and selectivity of metal catalysts, his core approach involves an iterative cycle of mechanistic studies to establish new catalyst structure-function relationships that inform rational ligand evolution.