chemical synthesis and catalysis at the University of Texas at Arlington
Our research program at the University of Texas at Arlington involves synthetic organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry. The goal of our research is to develop direct, more streamlined, and sustainable catalytic methods to synthesize transformative molecules with significant functions and to advance our understanding of the associated catalytic mechanisms. Benefits which accrue from our multi-disciplinary research projects include the introduction of sustainable chemical synthesis and catalysis fields to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students’ STEM education.
Research Areas of Interest
Synthesis of biologically relevant molecules, new reaction development, and reaction mechanisms
Homogeneous and heterogenous bond activation catalysis
Materials and Polymer Science (collaboration)
Design, synthesis, and characterization of new polymers and nano-materials for energy-related fields
Environmental Science (collaboration)
Development of chemical remediation strategy for environmentally toxic persistent, perfluorinated chemicals
Development of chemical synthesis with microfluidics technology
Want to join?
We are always excited to attract outstanding undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
If you are interested in joining the research group, please contact Junha Jeon directly.