Rovis Research Group

Department of Chemistry – Columbia University

Asymmetric Catalysis. Organocatalysis. Organometallic Chemistry.

“There are at least two reasons why scientists have an obligation to explain what science is all about. One is naked self-interest. Much of the funding for science comes from the public, and the public has a right to know how their money is being spent. If we scientists increase the public excitement about science, there is a good chance of having more public supporters. The other is that it’s tremendously exciting to communicate your own excitement to others.”

- Carl Sagan

Recent News:

  • 9/15/17: We would like to welcome our two new exchange students from Japan, Shinya Otsuka (Kyoto University – Yorimitsu Group) and Kohei Nishioka (Nagoya University – Ishihara Group). We expect great things from you guys!
  • 5/18/17: We would like congratulate our two newly minted PhD’s Dr. Natthawat Semakul and Dr. Darrin Flanigan on their successful defenses! Great job guys!
  • 4/5/17: We bid farewell to our post-doc Dr. Tiffany Piou. Dr. Piou has secured an awesome position at Merck in Rahway, NJ. Good luck and best wishes to your future endeavors!
  • 3/5/17: The group would like to bid post-doc Matt Burns and our newly minted PhD Dr. John C.K. Chu farewell! Both of these guys have secured post-doctoral appointments with Professor Matthew J. Gaunt at the University of Cambridge. Good luck and best wishes to you both!

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