clark research group

timWelcome to the Clark Research Group page. Professor Clark started at the University of San Diego in 2011 after four years as a faculty member at Western Washington University. The Clark Research Group focuses on metal-catalyzed organic reactions, which is loosely classified as Organometallic chemistry. For more information on the research projects, please visit the “Research” link for a description.

My research program centers on involving undergraduate students into current topics in organic and organometallic chemistry, giving students the opportunity to solve challenging research problems through current techniques in organic and inorganic chemistry. Through this research experience, students become proficient experimental chemists and are ideally prepared for a career in chemistry or to enter graduate school.

If you are interested in learning more about the Clark Research Group, or would like to join the group, please contact Professor Clark by email. You can also contact current students and ask them about their experience doing undergraduate research. Visit the “Clark Group” tab to get contact information from current group members.


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Congratulations to the Clark group, who received $8,000 from Organic Syntheses, Inc. grant for summer research at an undergraduate institution.

Congratulations to June Honsberger and David Emmerson, high school teachers who are co-authors on a recently published chapter through ACS Symposium series on an NSF-sponsored outreach project.
Congratulations to Shawn Wright ('17) and Taylor Thane ('17) who graduated from USD and have started graduate school at Colorado State and UC Irvine, respectively.

Congratuations to Effie Albitz ('17) and Clay Oliver ('17) who graduated from USD and have started with Teach for America and Madison Mountain Medical, respectively.
Congratulations to the Clark research group, which was awarded an NIH (R15) grant in collaboration with Gregory O'Neil (Western Washington University) starting September, 2016.

Congratulations to post-doc Katie McGarry who started a faculty position at University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point.
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