Congratulations to Samantha J. Connelly, who defended her Ph.D. work, “Preparation and Reactivity of Sigma-Complexes,” on February 20, 2014. Her work in the Heinekey Research Group focused on understanding the interaction between small molecules and transition metal complexes. Sam is excited to start her post-doc position at Pacific Northwest National Lab.
Congratulations to Joe Meredith, who defended his Ph.D. work “Iridium Complexes Relevant to Catalytic Alkane Oxidation” on April 14. He was a student in Professor Mike Heinekey’s lab for the past four years. Joe plans to conduct postdoctoral research in the UW Department of Chemistry and enjoy life in Seattle.