The Sigman Group Members

 

4th Year Graduate Students 

 
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John Gipson

Graduate Student (2014 – )

e-mail:  j.gipson@utah.edu

Education: 

B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

M.S. Chemistry, Boston College, 2006

Interests:  Oxford commas, mountain biking and skiing.  

3rd Year Graduate Students 

 
Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  jamierallen93@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (2015)

Interests: running, cooking, dogs, and exploring outdoor Utah

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Iris Guo

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  jingyao.guo@utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China (2015)

Interests: movies, music and musicals, books, art, and food

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Matt Prater

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail: mattp222@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, Southern Utah University (2015)

Interests: Spending time with my wife, archery, classical music

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Sophia Robinson

Graduate Student (2015 – )

e-mail:  sophia.robinson@utah.edu

Education:

B.S./M.S. Chemistry, DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2015)

Interests: Civil War Reenactment, using the word "Meow" as much as possible, painting snail shells,  sedimentary rock.

 

2nd Year Graduate Students

 

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Buthaina Al Rifai'e

Graduate Student (2016 – )

e-mail: buthainah.alrifaie@utah.edu

Education: 

 B.S. Biochemistry, University of North Carolina Greensboro (2015)

Interests: Exercise, hiking, reading, tryng new foods.  

 

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Jen Crawford

Graduate Student (2016 – )

e-mail:  Jen.Crawford@utah.edu

Education:

B.A. Mathematics and Chemistry,St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (2016)

Interests: Biking, rugby, physical therapy, sqaure roots, irrational rational numbers, QED

1st Year Graduate Students

 

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Samantha Grosslight

Graduate Student (2017 – )

e-mail: grosslightsamantha@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Biochemistry, Western Washington University (2017)

Interests: Running, paddle boarding, music 

 Postdocs

 
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Ana Bahamonde

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mail: bahamonde.ana@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D. Chemistry, ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia), 2017, Mentored by Paolo Melchiorre.
B.S. Chemistry, Universidad de Oviedo, 2012, Spain.
 
Interests: TV shows, partying and Real Sporting de Gijón.
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Tobias Gensch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mailtobgensch@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D. Chemistry, 2017, University of Münster, Germany,  mentored by Frank Glorius

MSc and BSc Chemistry, TU Dresden, Germany, mentored by Hans-Joachim Knölker

Interests: Climbing, biking, hiking, metal music

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Jianbo Liu 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mail: jianboliun@gmail.com

Education:

Research Assistant, Professor Feng-ling Qing Group - Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China (2016-2017)

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),  China (2016)

Interests: Climbing, table tennis, and music.

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Nicholas Race

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015 – ) 

e-mail:  nicholas.race@utah.edu

Education:

MChem, University of Oxford, UK, 2010

PhD, University of Bristol, UK, 2015;  Supervisor: Dr John Bower

Interests: Tea,  Union Jack Mini Coopers, Ice Lollies, Frozen Snickers.

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Jacquelyne Read 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018 – ) 

e-mail:  jacquelyne.read@utah.edu

Education:

 B.S. in Chemistry, Wheaton College (IL), 2012.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, New York University, 2018. Mentored by Keith Woerpel.

 

Interests: Avid foodie, bubble-tea addict, musician, and extrovert.

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Jolene Reid

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – ) 

e-mail:  jolenereid43@gmail.com

Education:

PhD Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK, 2017. Mentored by Jonathan Goodman.

MSci Chemistry, Queens University Belfast, UK, 2013. 

Interests: Shopping, travelling & music. 

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Sean Ross

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – ) 

e-mail: rosss314159@gmail.com

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, The University of Nevada, Reno, 2011 Mentored by Robert S. Sheridan
M.S. Chemistry, The University of Minnesota, 2013
Ph. D. Chemistry, The University of Minnesota, 2017
Mentored by Thomas R. Hoye

Interests:Spending time with my wife and kids, movies, music, and podcasts.

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Christopher Sandford

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – ) 

e-mail:   christopher.sandford@utah.edu

Education:

PhD Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK, 2017. Mentored by Varinder Aggarwal
MChem Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK, 2013. Mentored by Darren Dixon

Interests:  Music, reading, running, Jammie Dodgers, and 007.

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Qianjia Yuan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017 – )

e-mailyuanqianjia@gmail.com

Education:

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Professor Wanbin Zhang Group – School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2015-2017) 

Ph.D., Applied Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China (2015)

Interests: Jogging, movies, and music

Visiting Scholar

 

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Marco Ferreira

Visiting Scholar (2018 – )

e-mail: marcoantbf@gmail.com

Education:

PhD Chemistry,  University of Campinas, Brazil, 2012; Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Carlos Dias
 
MSc Chemistry, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2008; Supervisor: Dr. Luiz Carlos Dias

 

Interests: Movies, music.

Research Assistant Professor

 
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Ryan DeLuca

Research Assistant Professor (2016 – )

e-mail:  ryanjamesdeluca@gmail.com

Education: 

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Utah, 2014, Mentored by Matthew S. Sigman

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University, 2016, Mentored by Justin Du Bois

Interests:  Reading, climbing, dachshunds, movies.

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David Hickey

Research Assistant Professor (2014 – )

e-mail: david.hickey@utah.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, 2014, Mentored by Daniel Glatzhofer

 

Interests: Basketball, slappin' the bass, electrochemistry is cool!

Undergrads

 

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Lydia Fries

Undergrad  (2018 – )

e-mail: frieslydia8@gmail.com

Education:

BS Chemistry, University of Utah, 2021 

Interests: Animals, hiking, sleeping, Oreos.

 

Last Updated: 5/9/18