News and Events

October 25, 2020 We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members Minsoo, Zhipeng, Kyle, Kaining, Andy, and Halle! Welcome to the Lin Group everyone!

June 29, 2020 We have published in Nature Chemistry! “Dual electrocatalysis enables enantioselective hydrocyanation of conjugated alkenes”

Congratulations to Lu, Kai, and Will!

June 25, 2020 Our research has been highlighted in a Cornell Research feature!

This article highlights some of our recent contributions in electrocatalysis and synthetic electrochemistry! Check it out to hear about the Lin Lab’s efforts in improving the capability and sustainability of organic synthesis! [html]

April 17, 2020 Congratulations to Justin on receiving a DOD NDSEG Fellowship!

April 9, 2020 Congratulations to Jon on receiving a Hill Fellowship for summer research!

April 1, 2020 Congratulations to Jonas on receiving an ERP Fellowship!

March 31, 2020 Congratulations to Justin for receiving an Honorable Mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

February 20, 2020 We have published in Accounts of Chemical Research! “Catalyzing Electrosynthesis: A Homogeneous Electrocatalytic Approach to Reaction Discovery

Congratulations to Juno and Kai for their publication detailing the development of our research program in electrocatalytic difunctionalization of alkenes over the past three and half years! [html]

February 11, 2020 Congratulations to Song for receiving the 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award! 

Song was recognized as a leader in integrating science, teaching, and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, congratulations! [html

February 5, 2020 We have published in JACS! “Reductive Electrophotocatalysis: Merging Electricity and Light to Achieve Extreme Reduction Potentials”

Congratulations to Hyunwoo! [html]

January 30, 2020 Hyunwoo leaves the lab to start his independent career!

Congrats to Hyunwoo! We wish him the best as he starts his professorship at Ewha Womans University!

December 23, 2019 We have published in Trends in Chemistry! “Electrocatalytic Diazidation of Alkenes

Congratulations to Luiz! [html]

December 14, 2019 Congratulations to Song for recognition from MIT Technology Review as a “35 under 35 ” most influential innovator in China!

Recognized as an innovative and influential scientist and researcher, a big congratulations Song! [html

November 26, 2019 Congratulations to our former post-doc Keyin Ye for receiving the Thieme Chemistry Journals award!

Presented to up-and-coming researchers worldwide who are in the early stages of their independent academic career as assistant or junior professors. Congratulations Keyin! [html

October 24, 2019 We have published in JOC! “Recent Advances in Titanium Radical Redox Catalysis”

Congratulations to Terry and Xiangyu. [html

October 15, 2019 We have published in Angewandte! “Electrochemistry Broadens the Scope of Flavin Photocatalysis: Photoelectrocatalytic Oxidation of Unactivated Alcohols”

Congratulations to Wen and Keith. [html]

September 21, 2019 Niankai leaves the lab to start his independent career!

Congrats to Kai! We wish him the best as he starts his professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Chemistry!

September 9, 2019 We have published in JACS! “New Bisoxazoline Ligands Enable Enantioselective Electrocatalytic Cyanofunctionalization of Vinylarenes

Congratulations to Kai and Lu. [html]

June 20, 2019 We have published in Syntlett! “Three-Component Chlorophosphinoylation of Alkenes via Anodically Coupled Electrolysis” as an invited contribution to the Cluster Electrochemical Synthesis and Catalysis.

Congratulations to Lingxiang and Niankai. [html

June 10, 2019 A warm welcome to our summer students!

Welcome José, Ian, and Cordelia!

June 2, 2019 We have published in JACS! “Bimetallic Radical Redox-Relay Catalysis for the Isomerization of Epoxides to Allylic Alcohols

Congratulations to Kevin and Terry. [html]

May 25, 2019 Congratulations to our second year graduate students!

Congratulations to Yifan, Jinjian, Joe, and Lingxiang for their successful candidacy exams!

February 20, 2019 Congratulations to Song for the award of a Sloan Research Fellowship.

Distinguished for his achievements and promise as a scientific leader, we are proud of Song and thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. [html]

December 24, 2018 We have published in ACS Catalysis! “Mn-catalyzed Electrochemical Chloroalkylation of Alkenes

Congratulations to Niankai, Yifan, Anthony, Lu, and Atsushi. [html]

December 17, 2018  Song has been awarded the 2019 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award by the Office of Naval Research! 

We are very thankful to the ONR and proud of Song for this achievement. [html]

October 26, 2018 We have published in JACS! “Ti-Catalyzed Radical Alkylation of Secondary and Tertiary Alkyl Chlorides Using Michael Acceptors”

Congratulations to Xiangyu, Wei, Kevin, Binyang, Gisselle, and Zhidong. [html]

September 12, 2018  We have published in JACS! “Electrochemical Azidooxygenation of Alkenes Mediated by a TEMPO–N3 Charge-Transfer Complex.”

Congratulations to Greg, Ambarneil, Reed, and Niankai, and a special congratulations to Juno. Thanks to Kyle Lancaster and Timothee Chauverie for their help on this work. .[html]

September 5, 2018  Congratulations to Niankai, who was named as a finalist for the Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists!

Niankai has been recognized for his contributions in “transformative work on the development of electroorganic synthesis as a viable synthetic chemistry tool.” Truly well deserved recognition for a fantastic scientist.

August 2, 2018  We have published in Nature Protocols.

“A general, electrocatalytic approach to the synthesis of vicinal diamines.” [PDF][HTML] Congratulations to Niankai and Greg!

July 16, 2018  We welcome our new class of graduate students to Cornell.

We hope you enjoy it here, and please feel free to attend our group meetings!

May 27, 2018 Congratulations to our second year graduate students and our undergraduate seniors

Congratulations to Juno, Xiangyu, and Greg for their successful candidacy exams, and to Reed and Ambarneil for graduating! We look forward to the great things you will continue to do!

May 16, 2018  We have published in Chemistry – A European Journal! “Synthesis of Chlorotrifluoromethylated Pyrrolidines by Electrocatalytic Radical Ene‐Yne Cyclization”

Congratulations to Ke-Yin, Zhidong, Greg, Johannes, and Niankai! [html]

May 3, 2018  We have published a perspective article in ACS Catalysis!

“An Electrocatalytic Approach to the Radical Difunctionalization of Alkenes” Congratulations to Greg. [html]

April 3, 2018  Ambarneil has been awarded the NSF GRFP! 

Congratulations Ambarneil!

April 2, 2018  Song has been named a Milstein Faculty Fellow! 

We are thankful to the College of Arts and Sciences here at Cornell.

March 1, 2018  Song has been awarded the NSF CAREER grant! 

We are very thankful to the NSF, and we will put it to good use.

February 27, 2018  Our first enantioselective reaction has been published in JACS! “Diastereo- and Enantioselective Formal [3 + 2] Cycloaddition of Cyclopropyl Ketones and Alkenes via Ti-Catalyzed Radical Redox Relay”

Congratulations to Wei, Johannes, and Xiangyu! [html]

February 7, 2018  We have a couple new papers to share!

“Anodically Coupled Electrolysis for the Heterodifunctionalization of Alkenes” [html] and “Electrochemically Controlled Cationic Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers” [html] have both been pulished in JACS. Congratulations to Kevin, Gisselle, Niankai, Greg, and the Fors group’s Brian Peterson!

January 15, 2018   Our review article, “Electrocatalytic Difunctionalization of Olefins as a General Approach to the Synthesis of Vicinal Diamines” has been published in Synlett!

Congratulations to Joe and Niankai!

November 20, 2017   Song has been selected as a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee!

Song has been selected by the editorial boards of Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts as a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardees in 2018.

October 31, 2017   We welcome Johannes Harenberg to the group

Johannes is visiting us from the University of Munich

October 24, 2017   We welcome to our new graduate students to the lab!

Jinjian, Joe, Lingxiang, and Yifan are joining us as graduate students. We are excited to welcome them to the group.

October 21, 2017   Our work has been published in JACS! Electrocatalytic Radical Dichlorination of Alkenes with Nucleophilic Chlorine Sources

Congratulations to Niankai and Greg! [html]

September 1, 2017   We welcome Gisselle Pombar to our group!

Gisselle is visiting us as an undergraduate research intern and a McNair Scholar from University of Central Florida

August 21, 2017   Our work has been published in JACS! Radical Redox-Relay Catalysis: Formal [3+2] Cycloaddition of N-Acylaziridines and Alkenes

Congratulations to Wei, Xiangyu, James, and Juno. [html]

August 10, 2017   Check out our First Paper! Metal-catalyzed electrochemical diazidation of alkenes

Congratulations to Niankai, Greg, Ambarneil, and Aaron. [html]

July 11, 2017   First publication in press!

Our first independent work has been accepted for publication. Stay tuned!

June 5, 2017   Welcome REU students Anthony and Celeste

We welcome REU students Anthony and Celeste to the group!

June 1, 2017   We’ve been funded!

Our lab was awarded the Atkinson Center’s Academic Venture Fund!

May 17, 2017   Our lab has been featured in a C&EN story: A year in the life of a new professor

It can be daunting starting as a professor. Song was featured in a C&EN story for discussing the hardships, goals, and successes of our young group.

May 15, 2017    Congratulations to James on winning the Harold Adlard Lovenberg Prize

James was selected to receive the Harold Adlard Lovenberg Prize, an award given annually to the top chemistry major in the junior class.

April 15, 2017    Congratulations to Jason on accepting UCLA’s offer of graduate admission!

Jason has accepted the offer of admission from UCLA and will be joining the chemistry department as a graduate student in Fall 2017.

March 24, 2017    Congratulations to Ambarneil on winning the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Ambarneil was selected to receive the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a prestigious award sponsored by Merck and Pfizer.

March 17, 2017     Congratulations to Greg on winning the NSF Graduate Fellowship

Greg was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! Bravo!

February 23, 2017     Welcome prospective graduate students!

It is recruiting weekend again, and we welcome all prospective students who are visiting Ithaca in the next few days. We hope to make you feel at home so you will join the chemistry family at Cornell in the Fall semester. If you cannot make it to either of the visiting weekends, please feel free to contact us with questions.

January 25, 2017     Welcome Aaron and Jane

        We welcome undergraduate students Aaron and Jane to the group!

November 1, 2016     Welcome Greg, Juno, and Xiangyu

        We welcome Greg, Juno and Xiangyu, new first-year graduate students, to the group!

August 10, 2016     First Experiment

All the fume hoods were finally certified and ready to be used. We are all very excited to do our first experiments.

July 28, 2016     Welcome Wei and Niankai 

We welcome postdoc Wei and Niankai to our group.

July 25, 2016     Welcome Tony and Ambarneil 

We welcome postdoc Tony and undergraduate student Ambarneil to our group.

July 1, 2016     Welcome Keith, Sophia, Jason, Lucie, and Leo

We welcome graduate student Keith Carpenter, undergraduate students Sophia Lai, Jason Chari and Lucie Fan, and visiting student Leonardo Melo to join our lab!

February 8, 2016     Recruiting New Lab Members

The Lin Group website is up and running! Welcome! As the first recruiting weekend at Cornell CCB approaches, we are looking forward to meeting and hosting all the talented and enthusiastic prospective students!