Andrew Korich Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Bio

PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Vermont
B.S., Environmental Science, Saint Michael’s College

Areas of Expertise:

Using organic chemistry to develop new methods for making and breaking carbon-oxygen and carbon-nitrogen bonds.

Courses I Teach:

Organic Chemistry
For more information, go to my website http://korich-research.squarespace.com/.

Research

The overarching theme of my research program is to exploit various dynamic processes of boron to develop new organic transformations. My group has previously demonstrated several new organic transformations, which include a re-investigation of a classic reaction, the development of the first method for titrating boron trihalides, and a cyclization method for the preparation of benzofurans. This work laid a strong foundation for several ongoing research projections. Fundamentally, I run a “make and measure” research laboratory where undergraduate students develop diverse skills in organic synthesis, modern analytical techniques, and biochemical processes.

Please see my website for more details about ongoing projects.

Awards & Recognition

2017 – Grand Valley State University – Teaching with Technology Award – WINNER
2016 – Grand Valley State University – Teaching with Technology Award (nominated)
2016 – Grand Valley State University – Alumni Outstanding Educator Award (nominated)
2005 – Outstanding Graduate Teaching Fellow (University of Vermont)
2003 – Outstanding New Graduate Teaching Fellow (University of Vermont)
2003 – Quantitative Technology Incorporated – Undergraduate Fellowship (Saint Michael’s College)
2002 – National Science Foundation – REU Theoretically Interesting Molecules (TIM)
2001 – National Science Foundation – REU (University of Wyoming)

American Chemical Society Member: 2002 – Current
Council of Undergraduate Research Member 2011 – Current