The Goldman Group - Members - Associated Researchers

Kissin, Yury

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Yury Kissin (born in 1937) received his degree in Polymer Chemistry in 1965 at Institute of Chemical Physics in Moscow investigating α-olefin polymerization reactions with heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta catalysts. From 1960 until 1977 he worked in Institute of Chemical Physics studying kinetics of polymerization reactions of ethylene, propylene and higher α-olefins and the structure of polyolefins and catalysts by IR. He immigrated to USA in 1979 and worked as Research Associate at Gulf Research and Development Company in Pittsburgh, PA (1980-1985), at Edison Research Center of Mobil Chemical Company in NJ (1985-2000), and at Engelhard/BASF Research Center in Iselin, NJ (2004-2008). His main research subjects were synthesis of Ziegler-Natta catalysts, kinetics of polymerization and oligomerization reactions, and spectroscopic studies of polymerization catalysts. Since 2000 he is a Visiting Scientist at Department of Chemistry of Rutgers University, NJ, where he studies kinetics of olefin polymerization reactions with Ziegler-Natta and late-period transition metal catalysts. He authored three books (Isospecific Polymerization of Olefins, Springer, 1985; Polymers and Copolymers of Higher α-Olefins, Hanser, 1997; Alkene Polymerization Reactions with Transition Metal Catalysts, Elsevier, 2008), twenty articles in chemical and polymer encyclopedias, ~210 scientific articles, and over 60 patents in the fields of synthesis of Ziegler-Natta and metallocene catalysts.


Murugesan, Sathiyamoorthy

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Sathiyamoorthy Murugesan was born in Kadukkathurai, Tiruchirappalli, in Tamilnadu, India in 1988. He started M.Sc. in St. Joseph’s College (affiliated to Bharathidasan University), Tiruchirappalli. In 2009, he did a two-months internship at Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) with an Indian Academy of Sciences fellowship. In 2010 he carried out an additional master’s within the program “Catalysis, Molecules, and Green Chemistry” at the University of Rennes 1 in France, in the group of Profs Christian Bruneau and Pierre H. Dixneuf. In 2012 he was project assistant with Prof. Sambasivarao Kotha at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. In February 2016, he was awarded his PhD degree in synthesis and reactivity of Nickel, Cobalt and Molybdenum PCP pincer complexes at the Vienna University of Technology, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), under the supervision of Prof. Karl Kirchner. In May 2016, he joined as a post-doctoral studies in the group of Prof. Alan Goldman group, funded by CENTC- Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis. His research interests on "Synthesis of Osmium and Iridium hydride based complexes and their unique useful application of alkane dehydrogenation"


Zhou, Xiaoguang

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Xiaoguang was borned in Zhejiang China. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in 2013. His doctoral thesis focus on design and synthesis new ligands, early transition metal complexes and catalysis. He works on design and synthesis new late transition metal complexes and catalysis.