Group


    

B.S. Michigan State University, 1997
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Michigan State University, 2017
 
Suzi is a postdoc in the Smith lab, where her interests lie in metal mediated CH activation of sp2 and sp3 CH bonds, as well as electrocatalytic ammonia oxidation as a means to establish a sustainable ammonia fuel cycle. Suzi likes reading about history, listening to music, and is currently trying to get back into running after recovering from a broken foot.                                
 
                
                 Suzi Miller
         mille262@msu.edu          

 

B.S. Nation Sun Yat-Sen University, 2012

 
Po Jen is a fifth year graduate student in the Smith group. He enjoys running outside and working out in his free time. His research focuses on polymeric micelles and biomass based polymer projects. 
 
 
 
 
                    Po Jen Hsiao
                hsiaopo@msu.edu

 

B.S. Tabriz University, 2009

M.S Shariff University of Technology, 2012
 
Reza is a fourth year graduate student. He is quite the athlete as he enjoys biking, tennis, and hiking. His research primarily focuses on ammonia "splitting" for renewable energy conversion. 
 
 
 
                 
                 Reza Ghazfar
              ghazfarr@msu.edu

 

B.S. Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, 2007​
M.S Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2011
 
Mona is currently a fourth year graduate student in the Smith group. She enjoys watching movies, but also going to the gym. Her project is based around synthesizing Ru– based catalysts for ammonia "splitting".
 
 
 
           Mona Maleka Ashtiani
            malekaas@msu.edu

 

B.S. University of South Carolina, 2018
 
Cash is a second year graduate student who enjoys playing D&D and visiting the local breweries. His current research project focuses on C-H borylation using a recyclable iridium catalyst. 
 
 
           
 
 
 
 
 
                Cash Jowers
           jowersca@msu.edu

 

B.S. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016
 
Alex is a fourth year graduate student. He enjoys listening to music in his free time. His research focuses on increasing o-selectivity on substituted arenes using an iridium catalyst.
 
 
 
 
 
 
              Alex O'Connell
         oconn363@msu.edu

 

B.S. Grand Valley State University, 2018
 
Pauline is a second year graduate student who enjoys cooking and going to local breweries. She's currently focused on developing ligands that help facilitate chelate-directed C–H borylation on substituted arenes. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
 
            Pauline Mansour
         mansou61@msu.edu

 

B.S. Grand Valley State University, 2018

 

Chris is a second year graduate student in the Smith lab. He enjoys playing rocket league among other PC games, and is a cat lover. His current research focuses on enhancing steric selectivity for C–H borylation of fluorinated and cyanated aromatics and heteroaromatics. 

 
                  Chris Peruzzi
               peruzzic@msu.edu

 

B.S. University of Delhi, 2016
M.S. Indian Institute of Technology, 2018
 
Anshu is a second year graduate student who enjoys working out, cooking, travelling, and watching movies. His research focuses on C–H (sp3) borylation.
 
 
                 
 
 
 
                 Anshu Yadav
            yadavans@msu.edu

 

B.S. Chung Yuan Christian University, 2012
M.S. National Sun Yat-sen University, 2014
 
Pin is a second year graduate student in the Smith group. He moved to the United States in hopes that he will achieve his Ph.D. and grow more as a chemist. His research focuses on studying catalysts for ammonia "splitting". He hopes he can contribute to this world by doing chemistry.
 
 
 
 
                   Pin Chen
           chenc135@msu.edu