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Rylan Lundgren

Assistant 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.

Research Group Members


Bryce Thomas

Graduate Student (QE II Scholar)

B.Sc. – University of Alberta 2013




Patrick Moon

Graduate Student (NSERC CGS-D)

B.Sc. – University of Ottawa 2014




Shengkang Yin

Graduate Student

B.Sc. – Nanjing Normal University 2013




Anis Fahandej-Sadi

Graduate Student (NSERC CGS-M)

B.Sc. – University of British Columbia Ok. 2015




Raphael Dada

Graduate Student

B.Sc. – University of Lagos 2012




Jenner Lakusta

Undergraduate (NSERC USRA 2014/2015)




Former Members

Ping Shen   Undergraduate (Alberta URi, 401/403)

Heather Halperin   Undergraduate (Alberta URi)

Chris Godwin Undergraduate (401/403)

Nathan Paisley Undergraduate (NSERC USRA 2014)

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.

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