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Prof. Ryan Baxter receives prestigious NSF CAREER award!

May 4, 2018

Professor Ryan Baxter has been funded by the NSF with a 5-year CAREER award. Professor Baxter is developing new strategies for initiating radical reactions through single-electron transfers. Because one electron reactions (radical reactions) are traditionally viewed as highly reactive and difficult to control, the goal of this research is to better understand fundamental properties of radical initiations to engineer mild and user-friendly experimental protocols. Many structures that can be accessed via radical chemistry are found in drugs, vitamins, materials and polymers, and so new strategies for radical initiation may have a positive impact on many fields of science that directly benefit society.