The Development of Organic Transformations via Photocatalysis

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Project Description

Over the past few years, the field of photocatalysis has demonstrated its potential to drive complicated chemical reactions under mild conditions using visible-light as an energy source and inexpensive, bench-stable substrates as feedstocks. Our group has been focused on the development of photocatalyzed organic transformations via diverse pathways including single electron transfer (SET), energy transfer (ET), photo-excited metal cross-coupling, electron-donor-acceptor (EDA) complex. Project-duration will be 3-6 month, details of arrival/departure dates to be discussed.
Program - BioScience
Division - All Divisions
Center Affiliation - KAUST Catalysis Center
Field of Study - Chemistry

About the
Researcher

Magnus Rueping

Professor, Chemistry<br/>Associate Director, KAUST Catalysis Center

Magnus Rueping
Professor Rueping's research interests include organocatalysis, metal catalysis and biocatalysis; new reaction methodology and technology; smart materials, photochemistry and flow chemistry. 

Desired Project Deliverables

Students shall extend their general knowledge and skills in chemistry and photocatalysis. An emphasis will be put on characterisation techniques. Students will be taught to work independently on projects, yet strengthening their critical sense to develop new ideas. In the course of the internship students shall demonstrate this understanding during oral presentations and one final written report.

RECOMMENDED STUDENT ACADEMIC & RESEARCH BACKGROUND

 A background in Chemistry is preferred.
A background in Chemistry is preferred.
The ideal candidates should have some experience or interest in conducting photocatalysis experiments.
The ideal candidates should have some experience or interest in conducting photocatalysis experiments.
Experience with or interest in learning laboratory skills associated with analytical chemistry is beneficial.
Experience with or interest in learning laboratory skills associated with analytical chemistry is beneficial.