Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

 

Reto Dorta

Reto was born and raised in the Grisons, Switzerland. He received his Diploma from Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland), his PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and postdoctoral training at the University of New Orleans and California Institute of Technology (both USA). In 2005, he started his independent career as an Alfred Werner Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). In late 2011, he accepted a position at the University of Western Australia (Australia) where he is now an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (since 2014). His research interests focus on new ligand design for transition metal catalysis.

 

Current group members:

PhD students:

Daven Foster (2016-)

Daven Foster was born in Tasmania. He received first class honours (BSc) at the University of Western Australia (2016). He started his Ph.D in 2017 in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Western Australia where he is performing resarch that follows on from his Honours year.

 

 

 

Pengchao Gao (2015-)

Pengchao Gao was born in China. He received his BSc at Capital Medical University, Beijing (2010) and his MSc at Peking University Health Science Centre (2013). Since 2015, he is a PhD student in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

Former group members:

PhD students (completed):

-) Gellért Sipos (2013-2017)

-) Guangzhen Zhao (2012-2016)

-) Linglin Wu (2009-2012)

-) Emma Drinkel (2007-2011)

-) Michele Gatti (2006-2010)

-) Xinjun Luan (2006-2010)

-) Ronaldo Mariz (2006-2010)

Postdoctoral researchers:

-) Dr. Ludovic Vieille-Petit (2009)

-) Dr. Alvaro Salvador (2012/2013)

Msc students (completed):

-) Justus Buergi (2009)

-) Mirella Bigi (2009)

Others:

-) Dr. Chiara Costabile (visiting researcher)

-) Carine Robert (summer student)

-) Sharday Grant (summer student)

-) Fiona Gaggia (lab apprentice)

-) Xuning Gao (summer student)