Professor of Chemistry


I was born and reared in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, located in the western middle field of the anthracite coal mining region of east central Pennsylvania. I attended Bucknell University receiving both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in 1972 with a concentration in chemistry. I completed a Ph.D. degree at Columbia University in 1976 with a dissertation entitled Investigation of a Novel Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reaction . After an NIH-funded, post-doctoral fellowship at  M.I.T. in 1979, I began my independent career in the chemistry department at Brown University.

National Institute of Health Trainee, MIT, 1976-1978
NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate, MIT, 1978-1979, (with G. Büchi)
Assistant Professor, Brown University, 1979
Associate Professor, Brown University, 1986
Professor, Brown University, 1992
Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Brown University, 1999-2005,2016-2019
Fellowships: Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 2013
                    J William Fulbright Research Scholar - Rouen, France, 2016

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