Postdoctoral Researchers

Minghao Li



B. A. Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2009

Ph.D. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2014

           with Professor Yanlong Gu


Li joined the group in June 2015 and is working to expand the scope of our copper-catalyzed oxidative decarboxylative coupling reactions.

Graduate Students

Aaron Honeycutt



B.S. Chemistry, 2014

        Wingate University



Aaron joined the group in November 2014 and is studying oxidative decarboxylative coupling reactions of unactivated C-H bonds

Rob Crovak



B.S. Chemistry

        St. Vincent College



Rob joined the group in September 2015 and is studying copper catalyzed oxidative coupling reactions.

Jiaqi Liu



B.S. Chemistry




Jiaqi joined the group in January 2016 and is studying cobalt catalyzed oxidative cylization reactions

Garrett Thomas



B.S. Chemistry




Garret joined the group in Fall 2016 and is studying the decarboxylation from well-defined copper benzoate complexes

Undergraduate Students

Sierra Ciccone



B.S. Chemistry, WVU

       Spring 2018



Sierra joined the group in January of 2017 and is studying the copper-catalyzed thiolation reaction of fluorinated arenes.

Principal Investigator



Office: CRL 459

Lab:    CRL 550


B. S.,      Harvey Mudd College, 2004

                 with Adam Johnson


Ph.D.,     University of Washington, Seattle, 2009

                 with Professors Jim Mayer and Forrest Michael


Postdoc, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2009 - 2012

                  with Professor Shannon Stahl


  © 2017 J. M. Hoover

Photos by Buzz Meade