Inorganic

Daniel J. Mindiola

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First Name: 
Daniel J.
Last Name: 
Mindiola
Official Title: 
Presidential Professor

Inorganic and Organometallic Synthesis, Catalysis, and Mechanistic Chemistry

Contact Information
Office Location: 
550 Chemistry
Email: 
mindiola@sas.upenn.edu
Phone: 
(215) 898-5247
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Education: 

• B.S. in Chemistry with honors, Michigan State University (1996)

• Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2000)

• NIH and FORD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago (2000-02)

• Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington (2002)

• Associate Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington (2007)

• Full Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington (2010)

Research Interests: 

The Mindiola research program entails the synthesis of transition metal complexes that possess interesting coordination environments, reactive ligand scaffolds, and unusual electronic and magnetic features. Most of our efforts are devoted to the synthesis of early- and mid-transition metal complexes, especially systems that are unsaturated and reactive.  We enjoy preparing and studying transition metal radicals, in particular those of the 3d series. In addition to synthesis, we explore new reaction chemistry with small molecules and novel mechanisms in order to understand how these transformations can improve or be of importance to industrial processes. One of our themes has been the assembly of metal-complexes having metal-ligand multiple bonds and their reactivity with small saturated and unsaturated molecules. To date, the Mindiola group has produced more than 120 peer reviewed scientific contributions.

Kim Dunbar, Texas A&M University; Inorganic Seminar

Tue, 2013-09-24 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 

Lynch Room

Greg Hillhouse, University of Chicago; Inorganic Seminar

Tue, 2013-03-26 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 

Lynch Room

David Vicic, Lehigh University; Inorganic Seminar

Tue, 2013-02-12 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 

Lynch Rm.

Special Seminar: Erol Akçay, Princeton

Mon, 2013-02-04 10:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Erol Akçay
Princeton University

New frontiers in social evolution theory

Host: Josh Plotkin (Biology)
Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

Cooperation between organisms is a major driving force of biological organization at all levels, from single cells to whole ecosystems. Understanding the evolutionary dynamics of cooperation and other social traits therefore is a central goal of evolutionary theory. I will talk about my recent work that aims to advance the frontiers of social evolution theory in two directions.

 

Special Seminar: Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, University of California, Berkeley

Mon, 2013-01-28 10:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Emilia Huerta-Sanchez

University of California, Berkeley

 

Detecting and characterizing natural selection from next generation sequencing data

 

Host: Charles Epstein (Math)

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

Special Seminar: Sharon Aviran, University of California, Berkeley

Thu, 2013-01-24 10:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Sharon Aviran

University of California, Berkeley

 

High-throughput RNA structure analysis from chemical footprinting experiments

 

Host: Randy Kamien (Physics)

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

New regulatory roles continue to emerge for both natural and engineered RNAs, many of which have specific structures essential to their function. This highlights a growing need to develop technologies that enable rapid and accurate characterization of structural features within complex RNA populations. Yet, available techniques that are reliable are also vastly limited by technological constraints, while the accuracy of popular computational methods is generally poor. These limitations thus pose a major barrier to comprehensive determination of structure from sequence.

Special Seminar: Kirill Korolev, MIT

Tue, 2013-01-22 10:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Kirill Korolev

Massachusetts Institute of Chemistry

 

The interplay between ecology and evolution in cancerous tumors and expanding populations

 

Host: Andrea Liu

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

Special Seminar: Eleni Katifori, MPI-Goettingen

Thu, 2013-01-17 10:00
Speaker: 

Dr. Eleni Katifori

Max Planck Institute - Goettingen

 

The evolution of leaf vasculature: deciphering the design of optimal loopy architectures

 

Host: Douglas Jerolmack (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

 

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