Our group is interested in the development of new strategies to address current limitations and explore new areas in catalysis and synthetic organic chemistry. Our research involves aspects of supramolecular chemistry, organometallic chemistry and reaction mechanism elucidation.

If you are interested in joining our lab, please contact Prof. Rousseaux at sroussea@chem.utoronto.ca. Potential graduate students are also encouraged to visit the Department of Chemistry website for further information.

Recent News:

December 10, 2016 – Our 2016 group holiday party! Secret santa, delicious food and pool…

November 11-13, 2016 – The group attends QOMSBOC at the University of Waterloo. Reggie gives a talk while Chad, Nick and Purvish present posters on their latest results.

September 2016 – Jordan Daponte joins the group for his CHM499 project and Purvish becomes the latest graduate student to join the group!

August 26, 2016 – Congratulations to Nick who has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II/Dina Gordon Malkin Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology!

August 24, 2016 – The group enjoys a day trip to the Toronto Islands for a bbq (and to catch some Pokémon).

August 18, 2016 – Luis presents his work on the synthesis of cyclopropylamines at the departmental undergraduate poster session and is awarded a poster prize. Congrats Luis!

August 2016 – Congratulations to Purvish who has completed his undergraduate degree!

August 2, 2016 – Nick Michel joins the group for his PhD. Welcome Nick!

July 8, 2016 – Group outing to see the Blue Jays play the Detroit Tigers. Blue Jays win 6-0!

July 4, 2016 – Yiming Ren is the newest graduate student to join the group. Welcome Yiming!

May 2, 2016 – We welcome Jessica Lee (Summer Research Fellowship Program) and Luis Barrera-Arbelaez (NSERC USRA) to the group.

April 30, 2016 – Congratulations to Matt and Nick who have finished their CHM499 projects and undergraduate degrees. Best of luck for next year!

April 2, 2016 – Nick, Purvish and Matt represent the group at SOUSCC 44 at Trent University. Nick is awarded 2nd place for his oral presentation in the organic chemistry division and Matt receives an honourable mention for his poster presentation. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

February 9, 2016 – Sophie has been named Canada Research Chair in Organic Chemistry (Tier 2).

January 4, 2016 – Chad Orsini joins the group for his PhD. Welcome Chad!

December 1, 2015 – Sophie has been selected as a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee for 2016.

November 20, 2015 – Reggie is awarded the Merck Frosst Canada Inc. Graduate Award in Chemistry. Congrats Reggie!

September 14, 2015 – Reggie Mills joins the group for grad school. Matthew Tewkesbury and Nicholas Hodkinson start their CHM499 projects. Welcome Reggie, Matt and Nick!

July 13, 2015 – Purvish Patel joins the group!

July 2, 2015 – Chris Seo joins the group and helps to get things started. Welcome!