The most important asset of any group or organization are the team members, and as PI, I have been fortunate to advise a great group of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers over the years. Current group members are noted below and a list of former group members can be found at the Former Mason Group Members link above.
CURRENT GROUP MEMBERS
Mark R. Mason
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Former Director, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering
B.S. in Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, 1985
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Iowa State University, 1991
Postdoctoral Associate, Harvard University, 1991-1993
4th year Ph.D. student
B.S. in Chemistry, Gordon College, 2015
After her undergraduate research experience at Gordon College and REU experience at Michigan State University, Mollie served as Program Manager at Beyond Benign prior to joining the Mason Group in the fall of 2018. She is currently leading the new group initiative on iron-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions.
3rd year Ph.D. student
M.S. in Chemistry, Oakland University, 2017
B.S. in Biochemistry, Oakland University, 2013
Leart is working on dipyrromethene complexes of the heavier group 13 elements for applications in catalysis.
2nd year Ph.D. student
B.S. in Chemistry, Spring Arbor University, 2020
Ashlee is currently working on alkylaluminophosphonates for applications in materials synthesis and catalysis.
Undergraduate Researcher, Chemistry Major
Tyler joined the group in the fall of 2020 and worked first on some iron-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions to gain experience in the lab. In the spring of 2021 he performed some palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions and prepared some bulky dipyrromethanes and dipyrromethenes. He will use the later to prepare metal complexes in the fall of 2021.
Lab Technician, Research Assistant
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2019
Tim returned to college after serving in the Navy as a corpsman on the hospital ship, the USNS Mercy. As an undergraduate researcher in the Mason Group, Tim worked on several projects, including the preparation of 2-arylpyrroles using palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, biomass-derived monomers for ring-opening polymerizations, and the synthesis of constrained geometry ligands in support of an alkene polymerization project. After graduation and having worked as a chemist at NAMSA and Cleveland Cliffs, Tim rejoined the Mason group as a lab technician and contributes to the Teledyne/Office of Naval Research project. He will join the Ph.D. program in chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, in September.