Jon A. Tunge received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Idaho where he worked with Prof. Ray von Wandruszka on the development of fluorescent probes for high explosives. From 1995-2000 he worked on developing asymmetric transformations of organozirconocenes under the direction of Prof. Jack R. Norton. After receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2000, he moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study the mechanisms of organometallic transformations under the guidance of Prof. Charles P. Casey. In the fall of 2002 Dr. Tunge joined the faculty at the University of Kansas , where he has established a research program combining the topics of catalytic reaction development, parallel synthesis, and green synthetic chemistry.
Shehani Mendis Attained her B.S. degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2009 and is currently working on decarboxylative benzylation reactions.
James Partridge is a native Kansan. He graduated from Drury University in Springfield, MO in 2008. "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Don't teach a man to fish. He's a grown man, and fishing is not that hard" - Ron Swanson
Nathan Brennan "Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart...live in the questions" - Rainer Maria Rilke
Simon Lang can't think of a quote that he likes.
Theresa Locascio received her chemistry degree from Benedictine College and joined the Tunge group in 2011. "Success is stumbling from failure with no loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill
Mary Smith got her B.S. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. "Research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing." -Wernher von Braun
Dr. Tapan Maji received his M.Sc from IIT-Kharagpur, India and got his Ph.D. degree from the University of Regensburg working with Prof. Oliver Reiser. He joined Tunge group in August 2011.
Kathryn ONele is a senior chemistry major at KU that is working on photodecarboxylative coupling reactions.
Ethan Zolotor is a sophomore chemical engineering major at KU with an interest in materials chemistry and a drive to make discoveries that improve society.