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Dr. Robinson was featured on the UGA homepage for his efforts to increase the diversity of STEM faculty at UGA. UGA recently joined the Aspire Alliance Institutional Change Network, funded by the National Science Foundation, to encourage more diversity in STEM research and education. Read more here.

  • Katie Presents at GCURS

Undergraduate Katie presented her research on boron-based carbene complexes at Rice University at the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium on November 2, 2019.

  • Welcome New Graduate Student!

Welcome Phuong Tran (University of North Georgia '19) to our group!

Katie Luedecke was featured in the August 25th issue of UGAToday as a UGA Amazing Student!

Dr. Robinson was duly elected a full member of Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society for his devotion to the promotion of research in science. 

Congratulations to Katie Luedecke for winning the 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded based on research experience in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. 

Dr. Robinson was selected to discuss the most exciting and challenging aspects of developing inorganic chemistry research in Nature Chemistry's 10 year anniversary edition. See what he has to say on page 290!

  • Welcome New Member!

Congratulations to graduate student Holli Threlkeld, University of North Georgia '18, on joining our group!

Dr. Robinson's research success is highlighted in the Summer 2018 edition of Georgia Magazine.

  • 'Stable Boron Dithiolene Radicals' designated as 'Hot Paper' in Angewandte Chemie 

Our most recent article in Angewandte Chemie has been designated as a ‘Hot Paper’ (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804298). This article concerns our recent efforts to explore the chemistry of N-heterocyclic carbene-based dithiolene radicals.

On May 4, 2018, Dr. Hunter Hickox graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He was one of eighteen to receive a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, and the most recent graduate from the Robinson Research Group.

Hunter looks forward to a new job in New York! Starting in June 2018, Hunter will work with ICL, a global manufacturer of specialized chemical products. 

  • Katie Luedecke Selected for Inorganic Undergraduate Symposium Workshop

Katie, an Undergraduate Research Assistant, was recently selected to participate in the Inorganic Undergraduate Symposium Workshop at the Fall 2018 Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, MA. Katie was one of fifteen students selected to meet with distinguished researchers from around the nation, give a poster presentation, and learn key techniques to apply to graduate school. 

  • Dr. Gregory H. Robinson Featured in UGA Promotional Video 

The University of Georgia highlights Dr. Robinson's research and teaching successes and discusses his personal story in this promotional video for the university.   

  • Hunter Hickox Successfully Defends His Dissertation

On Monday, March 26 2018, senior graduate student Hunter Hickox obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry after successfully defending his dissertation to his committee, Dr. Tina Salguero, Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III, and Dr. Gregory H. Robinson.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Katie Luedecke was named a Foundation Fellow Spring of 2018. This premier scholarship is awarded for academic performance, leadership, and public service. 

Dr. Gregory H. Robinson's profile was highlighted in the University of Georgia's 2017 President's Annual Report. Access the entire report here.

Dr. Gregory H. Robinson has received the tremendous honor of being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2017. Learn more about the largest organization in Europe that encourages the advancement of chemistry here.

Congratulations to Katie Luedecke and Samantha Benevides for being awarded the 2017 Northeast Georgia Section of the ACS award for 'Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year.'

Chemical and Engineering News highlights the first phosphaphosphenium cation, a novel discovery from this laboratory. 

  • Dr. Yuzhong Wang wins Chemist of the Year for Research

Congratulations to Dr. Yuzhong Wang for being awarded the 2016 Northeast Georgia Section

of the American Chemical Society of the ACS award for 'Chemist of the Year for Research.'

Recent results featuring carbene-stabilization of molecular silicon oxide moieties have been featured in Chemistry World. The article, "Soluble Sands Boost Silicon Synthesis," discusses our laboratory's synthetic success regarding disilicon molecules. 

Chemistry & Engineering News highlights the fundamental discovery of the synthesis of Si2O3 and Si2O4, executed in this laboratory. Further, silicon-based electronic applications are discussed in this article.

A UGA Today article suggests that the synthesis of silicon oxides opens a "new world in a grain of sand." 

Previously thought impossible, the isolation of P2O4 by this laboratory was discussed in the article, "First Route to Diphosphorus Tetroxide." 

Dr. Gregory H. Robinson wins the 2013 F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. 

Chemistry & Engineering News discusses the recent discovery of a dicarbene in this article. A combination of an abnormal NHC and a traditional NHC, this dicarbene synthesized in this laboratory could increase the utility of NHCs.

Chemistry & Engineering News reveals that due to discoveries like this laboratory's Ga6 cage compound, aromaticity may no longer have the prerequisite of being carbon- based. 

This laboratory's recent discovery of carbene-stabilizes Si(O) compound is a fundamental breakthrough in silicon chemistry. 

Backed by calculations, the unexpected boron-boron double bond in a compound synthesized in this laboratory makes it the first neutral and stable diborene. 

Dr. Robinson's research successes and his athletic background are discussed in a Georgia Magazine article. 

Chemistry & Engineering News highlights a chemical bonding controversy. 

Chemistry & Engineering News reports the first organometallic compound of its kind.