Wesley Chalifoux

Wesley Chalifoux

Wesley A. Chalifoux

Associate Professor

Summary

Research in the Chalifoux laboratory is focused on organic synthesis and the development of new methodologies in the area of organic chemistry. Our main interest is the utilization of high energy alkyne-containing starting materials in two general areas: 1) Rapidly access diverse arrays of complex terpenoid natural product scaffolds through inter- and intramolecular domino reactions as well as multicomponent reactions. 2) Synthesis of conjugated organic materials/polymers (nanographenes and graphene nanoribbons) for applications such as nonlinear optics (NLO), thin-film transistors (TFTs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), synthetic receptors, and molecular switches, and solar cells. For more information, please visit the Chalifoux group website.

Education

  • NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2012), Columbia University (J. L. Leighton)
  • Ph.D. (2009), University of Alberta (R. R. Tykwinski)
  • B.S. (2004), University of Alberta