Nathaniel Szymczak, PI
Nathaniel (Nate) Szymczak was born in Wollongong, Australia. In 2002 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry (with a specialization in environmental chemistry) from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In the fall of 2002, Nate began doctoral studies under the direction of David Tyler at the University of Oregon. His graduate research focused on water-soluble transition metal dihydrogen and dinitrogen complexes as well as hydrogen-bonding interactions of a coordinated H2 ligand. As part of an NSF-IGERT graduate fellowship, he participated in a brief internship at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and worked with Dr. John Linehan to uncover the mechanism of hydrogen release from hydrogen storage materials, as well as to elucidate the active catalyst structure using Operando XAS methods.
He was awarded a Ph.D. in 2007, and following doctoral studies, he pursued postdoctoral research with Professor Jonas Peters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology. His work focused on the development of bimetallic macrocyclic coordination complexes for electrocatalytic proton reduction and other multi-electron transformations, as well as the development of reliable methods to electrochemically investigate homogeneous systems at elevated pressures. In 2010, Nate joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where his research program uses principles of main group and transition metal chemistry to address biochemical questions and challenging synthetic problems of global importance.
Researchers Earning a Ph.D.
Lily Hale PhD 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher in Toste Lab - UC Berkeley
Jacob Geri PhD 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher in MacMillan Lab - Princeton
Eric Dahl PhD 2017 Dow Chemical Co.
Tim Tseng PhD 2016 University of Pittsburg
Cameron Moore PhD 2015 Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tyler Carter PhD 2014 Process Innovation Manager at Cabot Microelectronics
Researchers Earning a M.S.
Cheyanne Laux 2019
Grayson Ritch 2019
Chelsea Cates 2014
Qi Zhang 2013
Jiaxiang Chu Assistant Prof. at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tufan Mukhopadhyay postdoc at the University of Zurich
Wes Brogden Procter and Gamble
Oscar Tutusaus-Santandreu Toyota Manufacturing
Chengbao Ni Brookhaven National Labs
Danielle Mullis BS 2018
Michael Keating BS 2018 Graduate Student at UT Austin
Joanna Ciatti BSE 2018 Graduate Student at Northwestern
Victor Wang BS 2017 Graduate Student at UC San Diego
Tyler Lopez BS 2018 McNeil Lab - University of Michigan
Steve Lin BS 2016 Medical Student at Case Western Reserve University
Toma Louis-Goff BS 2016 Graduate Student at University of Hawaii at Manoa
Byongjoo Bark BS 2015 Graduate Student at U. of Washington
Justin Wang BS 2015 Graduate Student at UC Berkeley
Laura Essex BS 2014 Graduate Student at UC Riverside
Andrew Rizzi BS 2013 Medical Student at U. Michigan
David Quist BS 2013 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Trine University
Daniel Cummins BS 2012 Postdoc at Johns Hopkins with David Goldberg
Tanvi Ratani BS 2012 Chemist at The Dow Chemical Company
Allan Golden BS 2012 Resident of Internal Medicine, Royal Oak