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  • Nicholas J. Race

    Assistant Professor

    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • M.Chem. First Class, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Ph.D. University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Professor John F. Bower), 2015
    • Post Doctorate University of Utah (Professor Matthew Sigman)
    Office: 455 Kolthoff Hall

Principal Research Interests

My research interests lie broadly in the area of asymmetric catalysis and reaction mechanism. In my group, research projects will be focussed initially on the development of new catalytic methodologies for organic synthesis, with particular emphasis on atom- and redox-economic processes. Mechanistic investigation will closely accompany reaction development such that a deep understanding of the fundamental steps of the new catalytic process is acquired. It is hoped that this mechanistic information will then, in turn, facilitate an expansion of the methodology in new directions.

Members of my group will gain expertise in organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, method development, mechanism and much more.

Additional information about Professor Race.

Honors and Awards

  • Brian Bannister Prize for "best final year project thesis."
  • Faculty of Science Commendation for graduate work
  • National SCI Messel-Grey scholarship
  • First prize at the 25th SCI postgraduate symposium on novel organic chemistry.

Mailing Address

  • Nicholas J. Race, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • A-20, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431