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  • Steven R. Kass

    L.I. Smith Professor

    • Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Organocatalysts and Molecular Recognition
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry, Gas Phase Ion Chemistry
    • A.B. Vassar College, 1978
    • M.S. and Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1980
    • Ph.D. Yale University, 1984
    • Post Doctorate University of Colorado, 1984-1986 (C.H. Depuy & G.B. Ellison)
    Office: 223 Smith Hall

Principal Research Interests

Our group is interested in the development and applications of small molecule environmentally friendly Bronsted acids and bases, novel metal-free hydrogen bond catalysts, and anion molecular recognition (i.e., supramolecular chemistry) to solve environmental, medical and chemical problems.

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Honors and Awards

  • L.I. Smith Professor, 2016-
  • Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, Fellow, 2009-present
  • Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, Associate Fellow, 1994-2009
  • Visiting Professor, Boston College, 2012
  • Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, 2004
  • Visiting Fellow Australia National University, 2001
  • Faculty Sabbatical Supplement Award, 2001-2002
  • Single Quarter Leave, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1993-1995
  • Bush Sabbatical Supplement Award, 1993-1994
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, 1989
  • University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor, 1988-1991
  • Wolfgang Prize for Distinguished Graduate Studies, Yale University, 1984
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
  • Olive E. Lambert Award in Chemistry, Vassar College, 1976-78
  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Program Fellow, 1976

Mailing Address

  • Steven R. Kass, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • A-18, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431