DiAndra M. Rudzinski
DiAndra M. Rudzinski earned a BS in Chemistry in 2010 at Niagara University in New York State, where she contributed to three peer-reviewed articles. In 2013, under the advisement of Dr. Nicholas E. Leadbeater, she received a Research Master’s Degree in synthetic organic chemistry, from the University of Connecticut. Her research was focused on new organofluorine chemistry, including the formation of trifluoromethyl ketones from Weinreb amide precursors. She also explored the use of microwave and continuous-flow technologies as tools for cleaner and greener metal catalyzed-cyanation and decarboxylative Heck reactions. After an internship at Boehringer-Ingelheim (Ridgefield, CT), she accepted a position at CheminPharma (Farmington, CT) where she is currently employed as a medicinal chemist.
Nicholas E. Leadbeater
Dr. Nicholas E. Leadbeater is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut in the USA. The overarching theme of his research group is the development of new methods for synthetic chemistry and the use of new technology in both research chemistry and in the undergraduate teaching laboratory. The group’s current hot topics are clean, green oxidation methods, the selective incorporation of fluorine into organic molecules, and the application of flow processing in synthetic chemistry.
Published Online: 2013-07-27
Published in Print: 2013-03-01
Citation Information: Green Processing and Synthesis. Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 323–328, ISSN (Online) 2191-9550, ISSN (Print) 2191-9542, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/gps-2013-0043, July 2013