– February 2018: A warm welcome to our two new Honours students: Domenic Pace (returning from 3rd year project) and Gabriella Chalmers.
– November 2017: Work on tropylium-promoted oxidative functionalization of tetrahydroisoquinolines was accepted for publication in J Org Chem. Congratulations to Giulia, Sander and Kevin.
– July 2017: Our GreenChem article was highlighted on C&EN, it was also featured as a front cover of Issue September 07, 2017. Congratulations to Demelza and Reece!
– June 2017: Our second (with Koenigs’ group)/third (with Junming Ho) -joint study on sulfonium ylides in Corey-Chaykovsky cyclopropanation reactions has been accepted for publication in Journal of Organic Chemistry.
– June 2017: Congratulations to Demelza and Reece, their combined effort on tropylium-catalyzed acetalization reactions while on exchange to Germany has been accepted for publication in Green Chemistry.
– May 2017: Giulia Oss was awarded a prize for the Best Oral Presentation in 1st year review. Congratulations, Giulia!
– April 2017: Congratulations to Uyen Tran, our paper on Csp3-Csp3 coupling reactions has been accepted for publication in Chemical Communications.
– February 2017: Congratulations to Ugur Kaya and Uyen Tran (equal contributions), our paper on NHO-catalyzed Si-O coupling reactions has been accepted for publication in Organic Letters.
– February 2017: Congratulations to Reece Crocker and Mohanad Hussein, our paper on NHC-catalyzed S-S metathesis and P-S coupling reactions, has been accepted for publication in Chemistry – An European Journal.
– November 2016: Congratulations to Mohanad for the runner up poster prize at the NSW RACI Organic Symposium 30/11/2016.
– August 2016: Vinh was awarded the 2016 Athel Beckwith Lectureship by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Organic Chemistry Division.
– August 2016: Review covering our work on tropylium ions and other people’s work on non-benzenoid aromatic ions, has been published on Angewandte. Great job, Demelza, Reece and Marcus!
– July 2016: Welcome to the group, Giulia! Giulia Oss is the 5th Ph.D student of our group.
– June 2016: A warm welcome to Ugur Kaya, an exchange PhD student from Enders group at RWTH Aachen. Kaya will be with us until the end of October 2016.
– May 2016: Work on N-Heterocyclic Olefin promoted phase-transfer alkylation reactions with Marcus Bluemel and Reece Crocker has been accepted for publication in Chemical Communications. Congratulations, Marcus and Reece!
– April 2016: Work on N-Heterocyclic Olefin promoted transesterification with Marcus Bluemel has been accepted for publication in Organic Letters. Congratulations, Marcus.
– March 2015: Mohanad Hussein started his Ph.D study. Welcome to the group, Mohanad!
– October 2015: Concept article on N-heterocyclic olefins with Reece Crocker has been accepted to Chemistry – an European Journal.
– September 2015: Congratulations to Demelza for winning the John Morris – Catalysis Cluster poster prize at the Research Poster day.
– August 2015: Welcome to Reece, Demelza and Uyen, all starting as 1st year PhD students. Also welcome to Marcus, from RWTH Aachen, who will be with us on an exchange program for 5 months.
– June 2015: From mid-June 2015, Vinh will move University of New South Wales to take up a Lecturer/DECRA fellow position at the School of Chemistry.
– December 2014: Vinh’s collaboration with Prof. Enders at RWTH Aachen has been awarded a Go8-DAAD seeding grant for 2015-2016.
– December 2014: Vinh and Demelza Lyons paper on a novel tropylium-based coupling reagent system for carboxylic acids has been accepted for publication in Chemical Communication.
– November 2014: Vinh was one of the only TWO organic chemists awarded the fiercely competitive Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) research grant from the Australian Research Council in this 2014 funding round.
– September 2014: Vinh and Michael Hall (a 3rd year project student) paper on a spin-off project from last year has been accepted for publication in Tetrahedron Letters.
– August/September 2014: Vinh was invited to present a plenary lecture at the Southern Highlands Conference this year. On his trip to the east coast, he also gave a talk at University of New South Wales on August 28th.
– March 2014: Vinh and Alp Bekensir – a 3rd year project student – published an article on Organic Letter on aromatic cation activation.
– December 2013: Vinh was awarded the prestigious 2014 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, selected by the editorial boards of Synlett-Synthesis-Synfact, for his outstanding performance as an early career researcher.