News and Events


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!