Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Dave Martin has been awarded an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for 2018. Dr. Martin will receive $650,000 to support his project "Direct Radical Functionalization of Alcohols using Cobalt Photocatalysis." His research group is developing a cobalt-based catalyst system that harnesses light energy to perform the direct functionalization of alcohols via acyl and alkyl radical intermediates. This grant also recognizes his outreach efforts to increase research participation and scientific engagement at UC Riverside and in the Riverside community through research panel discussions and local demonstrations.



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