Summer '16 Group Baseball Outing to a Morgantown Black Bears Game
Olefin Carboxylation Chemistry
Winter '16 Group Photo in the snow
2016 WVU Chemistry Department Picnic
2015 Milsmann/Popp Group Christmas Party
Coopers Rock State Park (Morgantown in the distance)
Trevor in the laboratory
WVU Downtown Campus in the Early Fall
Undergraduate Poster Session with Leandra Forte (2015 Nano REU)
Summer '14 Group Baseball Outing to a Pittsburgh Pirates Game
Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) car and Monongahela River
Popp Group News
Stay tuned – More updates soon to come!
November 2016: Congratulations to Trevor, Ted, Tyler, Trina and Kayla for their work on the boracarboxylation of vinyl arenes that was
October 2016: The Group welcomes graduate student Steven Knowlden. Notashia's collaborative work characterizing the electronic
properties of furan-containing nanohoops synthesized by the Wang group was recently published in
Chemistry: A European Journal. Way to go Notashia, Behzad, Haresh, and Changfeng!
August 2016: The Group welcomes undergraduate student Clayton Stewart.
July 2016: Congratulations to Rachael Pickens for successfully defending her M.S. thesis on the reactivity of Cp*–Group IX complexes
with ambiphilic ligands. We also say goodbye and wish you the best of luck on your PhD studies at Ohio University!
June 2016: We say a goodbye and wish the best of luck in grad school to Trevor and Ted. We will miss you!
We also welcome summer REU student Kayla Kroner from Drake University.
May 2016: Great job to all that presented posters at the CERM meeting in Covington, KY! All had a great time at the conference and
at the Reds-Indians baseball game.
April 2016: Trevor was named an NSF Graduate Fellow and Ted received Honorable Mention. Trevor will start his graduate work with Prof.
Hartwig at UC-Berkeley and Ted will start his graduate work at the University of Michigan in the fall.
Way to go Trevor and Ted!
March 2016: An NSF-REU proposal for a Site in the Department of Chemistry was approved for funding. Prof. Richards-Babb is the
PI and Prof. Popp is the co-PI. Thanks go to all in the Department that contributed to the proposal effort!
February 2016: The Group welcomes graduate student Notashia Baughman.
August 2015: The Group welcomes undergraduate students Ted McClain and Tyler Hamilton.
July 2015: Trevor's collaborative work characterizing the electronic properties of thiophene-containing nanohoops synthesized by the
Wang group was recently published in Organic Letters. Way to go Trevor, Haresh and Behzad!
November 2014: The Group welcomes graduate student Jessica Rogers.
September 2014: We say goodbye and wish the best of luck to Vaishali. We will miss you greatly!
August 2014: An NSF-MRI proposal for the acquisition of a in-situ infrared spectrometry system for the Department of Chemistry was
approved for funding. Professor Popp is a co-PI on the project and he was the lead author of the proposal.
April 2014: Trevor was awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Only 283 scholarships are awarded annually in this national
competition. Click here to read more. Way to go Trevor!
March 2014: The Group welcomes graduate students Rachael Pickens and Trina Perrone.
January 2014: The Group welcomes Visiting Scientist Dr. Ajaya Sankura Warrier and undergraduate Ashley Long.
November 2013: Trevor was named a NASA Undergraduate Scholar. Way to go Trevor!
August 2013: An NSF-MRI proposal for the acquisition of a new X-ray diffractometer for the Department of Chemistry was approved for
funding. Prof Popp is a co-PI on the project.
June 2013: The Group welcomes WVU undergrads Trevor Butcher and Kyle Smith and St. Francis University undergrad Frank Youmbi
(WVNano REU) to the group.
May 2013: We received an ACS-PRF grant for our work on the organometallic chemistry of late-transition-metal zwitterions.
February 2013: The Group welcomes Postdoc Dr. Vaishali Vajpayee to the group.
January 2013: Behzad F. grew his first X-ray quality crystals of a new biphenolate ligand. The X-ray diffraction data was acquired and
refined successfully over the weekend thanks to Prof. Jeff Petersen. Way to go Behzad!
November 2012: Jonathan was named a NASA Undergraduate Scholar. Way to go Jonathan!
October 2012: The Group welcomes first year graduate student Merton Pajibo to the group.
September 2012: The Group welcomes undergraduate Jonathan Turner to the group.
August 2012: An NSF-MRI proposal for the acquisition of a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer for the Department of Chemistry is approved
for funding. Professor is a co-PI on the project.
May 2012: The Group welcomes undergraduate Nicholas Burock. Brian N. grew his first X-ray quality crystals of a new rhodium complex
last week. The X-ray diffraction data was acquired and refined successfully over the weekend thanks to Prof. Jeff Petersen.
Way to go Brian!
April 2012: The WVU High Performance Computing Center is in the news. Click here to read the story. The HPC resources are used
extensively to support our mechanistic research.
March 2012: We have a Postdoc Opening. Click here for more information. This position has been filled.
January 2012: The Group welcomes undergraduate Ian Murray to the group.
October 2011: The Group welcomes four first year graduate students to the group:
Behzad Farajidizaj, Seyedmorteza Hosseyni, Brian Nichols, and Haresh Thakellapalli
July 2011: The Popp Group website goes live.