Kevin H. Shaughnessy

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Current Position

Associate Professor (2005 - present)
Chair (2009-present)
Department of Chemistry
The University of Alabama
Box 870336
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0336
Phone (205) 348-4435
Fax: (205) 348-9104

Prior Positions

2007-2009: Director of Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1999-2005: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Post-Doctoral Experience

Yale University, New Haven, CT (1997 - 1999)
Advisor: Prof. John F. Hartwig
Palladium catalyzed coupling of aryl-halides and carbon and heteroatom nucleophiles. Development of high-throughput screening methodologies for determining catalytic activity


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (1998)
Dissertation: Synthetic and Mechanistic Studies of Metal-Catalyzed Diene Cyclizations
Advisor: Prof. Robert M. Waymouth

B.S. with Honors and Distinction, Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1992)

Research Interests

The mechanistic study of organometallic reactions involved in synthetically important catalytic cycles; metal-catalyzed cross-coupling, catalyst design for use in alternative solvents, green chemistry, metal-catalyzed biomolecule modification, development of new classes of bond activation and formation, biomass utilization.

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