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.
B. Sc. – Memorial University Newfoundland 2017
B.Sc. King’s University 2018
B.Sc. An-Najah National University 2013, M.Sc. King Fahd University 2018
B.Sc. University of Manitoba
B.Sc. Pacific Lutheran
Clara Vicera Undergraduate
Svetlana Grigoryan Undergraduate
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.