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:

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.

Gellért Sipos (2013-)

Gellért was born in Budapest, Hungary. He received his MSc in Chemistry from Eotvos Lorand University (Hungary) in 2011. After that, he worked at ThalesNano Nanotechnology Inc. (Hungary), where his research focused on high temperature flow chemistry. Since 2013, he is a PhD student in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia.

Guangzhen Zhao (2012-)

Guangzhen Zhao was born in Shandong, PRC. He received his MSc in Organic Chemistry from East China Normal University (Shanghai) in 2012. After that, he joined the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Western Australia as a PhD student.

 

 

Former group members:

PhD students (completed):

-) 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)