Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Robert E. Maleczka Jr.
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Robert E. Maleczka Jr.
Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

Michigan State University Professor of Chemistry & Chair, Robert E. Maleczka Jr., will present on Advancing C-H Borylations and Green Chemistry Through Academic-Industrial Collaborations at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series 

About Professor Maleczka

Robert E. Maleczka, Jr. was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  He earned his B.S. in chemistry in 1984 from the University of Illinois.  Upon graduation, he accepted a position with the discovery group at Abbott Labs, working on the development of novel arylfluoroquinolone antibacterial agents.  After 3 years, he enrolled in graduate school at The Ohio State University where he studied under Professor Leo Paquette.  From 1992-1995, he was a American Cancer Society post-doctoral fellow in the laboratories of Professor Amos B. Smith, III.  In the fall of 1995, he began his independent career at Michigan State University, where he currently holds the rank of Professor and has served as the Chair of the Department of Chemistry since 2010. 

The Maleczka group’s research interests include Green Chemistry, the invention of organoborane, organostannane, and organosilane reactions for organic synthesis; developing new cross-coupling methods; combining catalytic arene C-H activation/borylation with other chemical events; Wittig rearrangements and related chemistry, and the total synthesis of biologically active natural products. 

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.