IMG_3449Rylan Lundgren

Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
Dalhousie University
B.Sc. (Hons.)
University of Manitoba

Rylan was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB and completed his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Manitoba. During his undergraduate studies he worked in the labs of Prof. Mario Bieringer and Prof. Deryn Fogg (Ottawa). Rylan conducted doctoral research under the guidance of Prof. Mark Stradiotto at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS where he studied the design and application of P,N-ligands for platinum group metal-catalyzed reactions. This included the development of the DalPhos family ligands. As an NSERC Postdoctoral research fellow in lab of Prof. Gregory Fu at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later the California Institute of Technology, Rylan studied transition metal, organocatalytic, and photoinduced methodologies for the synthesis and functionalization of amines. In July 2013 he began as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019.


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Alex Gabbey





Ruohua Gui






Chris Cooze

Graduate Student

B. Sc. – Memorial University Newfoundland 2017




Duanyang Kong

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Ph.D. – Beijing Normal Univerisity (Guohua Hou)





Wes McNutt

Graduate Student

B.Sc. King’s University 2018




Odey Bsharat

Graduate Student

B.Sc. An-Najah National University 2013, M.Sc. King Fahd University 2018



Mike Doyle

Graduate Student

B.Sc. University of Manitoba



Qiqige Qiqige

Graduate Student

B.Sc. Pacific Lutheran



Former Members

Raphael Dada Graduate Student (Ph.D. 2020)

Erica Lui  Postdoctoral Researcher (2019-2020)

Patrick Moon Graduate Student (Ph.D. 2019)

Bohdan Sosunovych Undergraduate (MITACS Fellow 2019)

Clara Vicera High School Student (Alberta WISEST, 2019)

Zhongyu Wei  Graduate Student (M.Sc. 2018)

Amy Wohlgemuth  High School Student (Alberta WISEST, 2018)

Wenyu “Mac” Qian  Undergraduate (B.Sc. 2018)

Anis Fahandej-Sadi  Graduate Student (M.Sc. 2018)

Shengkang Yin  Graduate Student (M.Sc. 2017)

Heather Halperin  Undergraduate (Alberta URi, 401/403, B.Sc. 2017)

Emily Willette  High School Student (Alberta WISEST, 2017)

Bryce Thomas  Graduate Student (M.Sc. 2016)

Jenner Lakusta  Undergraduate (NSERC USRA 2014/2015, AHIS 2016, B.Sc. 2016)

Ping Shen   Undergraduate (Alberta URi, 401/403, B.Sc. 2016)

Chris Godwin Undergraduate (401/403, B.Sc. 2015)

Nathan Paisley Undergraduate (NSERC USRA 2014, B.Sc. 2015)

Morgan MacInnis Postdoctoral Researcher (2013-2014)

Join Us: Students interested conducting graduate or undergraduate research in homogeneous catalysis, synthetic inorganic, organometallic and organic chemistry are encouraged to contact Rylan via email to discuss research projects and opportunities at Alberta. More information on the graduate program in Chemistry and the University of Alberta can be found here.