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:

  • 9/5/18: We would like to welcome visiting graduate student Daniels Posevins from the Bäckvall group. We look forward to having you with us!
  • 11/20/17: Today we bid farewell to our post-doc Fedor Romanov-Michailidis. Dr. Romanov has secured a fantastic Scientist 1 position at Celgene in Boston, MA. We wish you the best and are confident you will continue to excel.
  • 11/15/17: We would like to extend a warm welcome to our two new first-year graduate students Xiao Zhang and Sean Michael Treacy, as well as our new post-doc Honghui Lei. Welcome to the Rovis family!
  • 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!

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