Our Chemistry

Our research group aims to discover, develop and understand new transition metal-catalyzed reactions. The discovery of fundamentally new transition metal chemistry and its development into practical, catalytic synthetic methods is a theme of our research.

Alumni Profiles

Hundreds of Hartwig Group alumni have found successful careers in academia, industry, and the government.
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Janis Louie
Professor and University Administrator
Grace Mann
Senior Director, Global Clinical Oncology
Clare Muhuro
Professor and Advisor for International Development
Erik Romero
New Professor at UCSD
Dan Weix
Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jackie Murphy
Research Scientist at Dow-DuPont
Christo Sevov
2021 DOE Early Career Award Winner
Hanna Key
Assistant Professor at Davidson College
Rebecca Green
Senior Principal Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb
Sean N. Natoli
P&G Research Group Leader

News & Events

July 2023: Dr. Yehao Qiu will begin his new position as a Research Investigator, Chemistry, at Incyte Corportation, Wilmington, DE.

January 2023: Prof. John Hartwig was the winner of the 2nd Akira Suzuki Award from Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan.

August 2022: Prof. Yumeng Xi will begin his new position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at National University of Singapore.

May 2022: Prof. John Hartwig was the winner of the Sven Berggren Prize for 2023.

May 2022: Dr. Eric Kalkman will begin his new position as a Senior Scientist at Dow Chemical Company in Collegeville, PA.

March 2022: Prof. John Hartwig was the winner of the Emanuel Merck Lectureship Award 2022.

August 2021: Dr. Trevor Butcher will begin his new position as a Postdoc Scholar in the Brian Stoltz Research Group at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Recent Publications

Yu, I.F.; Manske, J.L.; Diéguez-Vázquez, A.; Misale, A.; Pashenko, A.E.; Mykhailiuk, P.K.; Ryabukhin, S.V.; Volochnyuk, D.M.; Hartwig, J.F. Catalytic undirected borylation of tertiary C–H bonds in bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes and bicyclo[2.1.1]hexanes. Nat. Cat.  202315,  685-693.
Ma, S.; Hartwig, J.F. Progression of Hydroamination Catalyzed by Late Transition-Metal Complexes from Activated to Unactivated Alkenes. Acc. Chem. Res.  2023None,  ASAP.
Bloomer, B.J.; Natoli, S.N.; Garcia-Borràs, M.; Pereira, J.H.; Hu, D.B.; Mechanistic and structural characterization of an iridium-containing cytochrome reveals kinetically relevant cofactor dynamics. Nature Catalysis  20236,  39-51.
Conk, R.J.; Hanna, S.; Shi, J.X.; Ciccia, N.R.; Qi, L.; Bloomer, B.J.; Yang, J.; Su, J.; Heuvel, S.; Wills, T.; Bell, A.T.; Hartwig, J.F. Catalytic Deconstruction of Waste Polyethylene with Ethylene to Form Propylene. Science  2022377,  1561-1566.
Choi K, Mormino MG, Kalkman ED, Park J, Hartwig JF Palladium-Catalyzed Aryldifluoromethylation of Aryl Halides with Aryldifluoromethyl Trimethylsilanes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2022None,  ASAP.