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Lisa Rosenberg - Curriculum Vitae
Tel (250) 721-7173, Fax (250) 721-7147,  E-mail lisarose@uvic.ca
Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2Y2

Research Interests
Organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis
   • Design & synthesis of homogeneous catalysts for phosphorus and silicon chemistry
   • Mechanistic aspects of catalytic E-H activation
   • Structure/property relationships in inorganic polymers
Positions Held

University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry
Associate Professor, 2005-present.
    University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry
    Assistant Professor, 2001-2005

    University of Manitoba, Department of Chemistry
    Assistant Professor, 1997-2001

    University of Iowa
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1996-1997

    Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (CNRS), Toulouse
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1994-1995

    Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis; University of British Columbia (M. D. Fryzuk)
    Thesis: Reactions of Silanes with a Dinuclear Rhodium Hydride Complex.

    B.Sc., Honours Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland (L. K. Thompson)
    Thesis: Coordination Complexes of Tetradentate (N4) Pyridazine and Phthalazine Ligands.

Honours and Distinctions
    Visiting Professor, CCRI-University of Ottawa (2013)
    Visiting Associate in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (2013)
    Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley (2009)
    Spanish Ministry of Science & Education Visiting Professorship, Zaragoza (2006)
    Visiting Professor, University of York, UK (2005)
    CNC-IUPAC Travel Award (2002)
    E.R. Corey Memorial Fellowship, International Silicon Symposium (2002)
    French Foreign Office Postdoctoral Fellowship (1994-95)
Activities (last 6 years)
Outreach contact/Webmaster, Inorganic Chemistry Exchange program (ICE) (2011-2016)
Past-Chair/Nominations CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (2010-2012)
Chair CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (2008-2010)
Inorganic Chemistry Exchange program (ICE) (2008-10)
Member, Canadian Society for Chemistry, American Chemical Society.
Refereeing: Journals: Angewandte Chemie, Canadian Journal of Chemistry, Chemical Communications, Dalton Transactions, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Nature, Organometallics. Proposals: NSERC, NSF, PRF, DOE

Research Publications (last 6 years).

  • K. M. E. Burton, D. A. Pantazis, R. G. Belli, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Alkene Insertions into a Ru-PR2 Bond", Organometallics 2016, 35, 3970-3980. ACS Editors' Choice (open access).
  • P. T. K. Lee, L. Rosenberg*, "Scope and Selectivity of B(C6F5)3-Catalyzed Reactions of the Disilane (Ph2SiH)2", J. Organomet. Chem., 2016, 809, 86-93.
  • R. G. Belli, K. M. E. Burton, S. A. Rufh, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Inner- and Outer-Sphere Roles of Ruthenium Phosphido Complexes in the Hydrophosphination of Alkenes", Organometallics, 2015, 34, 5637-5646.
  • L. Rosenberg*, "Mechanisms of Metal-Catalyzed Hydrophosphination of Alkenes and Alkynes", ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3, 2845-2855.
  • P. T. K. Lee, M. K. Skjel, L. Rosenberg*, "Borane-Catalyzed Si-H Activation Routes to Polysilanes Containing Thiolato Side-Chains", Organometallics, 2013, 32, 1575-1578.
  • L. Rosenberg*, "Metal Complexes of Planar PR2 Ligands: Examining the Carbene Analogy", Coord. Chem. Rev., 2012, 256, 606-626.
  • M.-A. M. Hoyle, D. A. Pantazis, H. M. Burton, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Benzonitrile Adducts of Terminal Diarylphosphido Complexes: Preparative Sources of "Ru=PR2"", Organometallics, 2011, 30, 6458-6465.
  • G. L. Gibson, K. M. E. Morrow, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Diastereoselective Synthesis of a “Chiral-at-Ru” Secondary Phosphine Complex", Inorg. Chim. Acta (Invited contribution in honour of R. G. Bergman), 2011, 369, 133-139.
  • S. M. Jackson, D. M. Chisholm, J. S. McIndoe*, L. Rosenberg*, "Using NMR and ESI-MS to Probe the Mechanism of Silane Dehydrocoupling Catalyzed by Wilkinson’s Catalyst", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 327-330.
  • E. J. Derrah, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "[2+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Alkynes at a Ru-P π-Bond", Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4592-4594.
  • E. J. Derrah, D. A. Pantazis, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Concerted [2+2]-Cycloaddition of Alkenes at a Ruthenium-Phosphorus Double Bond" Angew. Chemie Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 3367-3370.
  • M. K. Skjel, A. Y. Houghton, A. E. Kirby, D. J. Harrison, R. McDonald, L. Rosenberg*, "Silane-Controlled Diastereoselectivity in the Tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane-Catalyzed Reduction of α-Diketones to Silyl-Protected 1,2-Diols" Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 376.

Invited Research Talks (last 6 years).

2016 251st ACS San Diego; University of Western Ontario; 8th European Silicon Days

2015 98th CSC Ottawa; 5th Latin American Symposium on Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry; Pacifichem

2014 University of Washington; University of Toronto; 248th ACS San Francisco

2013 Southern California Organometallics Meeting; Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Gordon Research Conference; California Institute of Technology; University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Ottawa/Centre for Catalysis Research & Innovation

2012 Simon Fraser University; 44th Silicon Symposium; University of Calgary

2011 94th CSC Montréal; University of British Columbia

2010 Organometallic Gordon Research Conference; University of Alberta

Research Group:
  • Current students:  Roman Belli (Ph.D. candidate), Jin Yang (M.Sc. 2016), Elena Liles (B.Sc. candidate).
  • Former students: Alberto Escobar Mingo (B.Sc. candidate) Julia Rimmer (B.Sc. candidate), James Hui (B.Sc. candidate) Peter Lee (Ph.D. 2015), Tory Borsboom-Hanson (B.Sc. 2016), Stephanie Rufh (B.Sc. 2015), Chris Huang (B.Sc. 2014), Jon Clarke (B.Sc. candidate), Mark Fairchild, Audrey Cassen (Ph.D. 2014), Roman Belli (ICE, B.Sc. 2014), Bryony McAllister (B.Sc. 2014), Krista Morrow (M.Sc. 2012), Michael Jarosz (B.Sc. 2014), Sophie Langis-Barsetti (ICE, B.Sc. 2012), Marc-André Hoyle (B.Sc. 2011), Miranda Skjel (B.Sc. 2011), Eric Derrah (Ph.D. 2009), Gregory Gibson (B.Sc. 2009), Hannah Burton (B.Sc. 2009), Gregory Zilinskas (ICE, B.Sc. 2009), Eleanor von Aderkas (B.Sc. 2008), Ryan Abel (B.Sc. 2010), Erica Jones (B.Sc. 2008), Andrea Kirby (ICE, B.Sc. 2008), Sarah Jackson (M.Sc. 2007), Karina Giesbrecht (B.Sc. 2007), Adrian Houghton (B.Sc. 2007), Shaun Hall  (ICE, B.Sc. 2006), Dawn Friesen (Ph.D. 2005), Dan Harrison (M.Sc. 2005), Cat Hughes (M.Sc. 2005), Sébastien Monfette (ICE, B.Sc. 2005), Kari Frantzen (B.Sc. 2005), Danielle Kobus (B.Sc 2004), Dave Edwards (B.Sc. 2004), Anika Louie (B. Sc. 2003), Jazmin Marlinga (B.Sc. 2003), Owen Bowles (B.Sc. 2002), Debbie Mitra (B.Sc. 2000), Colin Davis (B.Sc. 2000)
  • Former Postdoctoral Research Associate: Junzhi Yao (1999-2000)
Conferences Organized
    • XIXth International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (Ottawa, 2014)
    • XVIth International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry (Hamilton, 2011)
    • 40th Silicon Symposium (Victoria, 2007, Conference Chair)

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