Trovitch Laboratory
Physical Science Building, D-318
School of Molecular Sciences
 Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, 85287
Call: (+1) 480-965-7728
Email: ryan.trovitch@asu.edu

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  TROVITCH RESEARCH GROUP

INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY



                      

Ryan received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the Honors Program at King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA) in 2004, where he worked with Prof. Robert L. LaDuca (now at Michigan State University) to prepare metal-organic frameworks for use as gas storage materials. After discovering air-free synthesis in Prof. Mark M. Banaszak-Holl’s Group during an NSF-REU appointment at the University of Michigan, he went on to receive a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Cornell University (2009) under the direction of Prof. Paul J. Chirik (now at Princeton University). Ryan’s graduate work focused on the study of redox-active ligand supported iron complexes and their utility as sustainable late-transition metal catalysts. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate in 2008 and was later appointed as a Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow. While at LANL, Ryan worked with Dr. Kevin D. John (LANL), Dr. John C. Gordon (LANL), Dr. Alfred P. Sattleberger (ANL), and Prof. R. Tom Baker (University of Ottawa) to study a range of projects including nitrogen fixation, the solution reactivity of dimeric molybdenum complexes, and the spectroscopic investigation of alumina-supported iridium dehydrogenation catalysts. Ryan joined ASU’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (now School of Molecular Sciences) as an assistant professor in 2012 and is currently working with his students to develop transition metal catalysts for energy- and sustainability-driven initiatives.