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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 & study of homogeneous catalysts for phosphorus and silicon chemistry; mechanistic aspects of catalytic E-H activation
Positions Held
2005-                Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry
2001-2005        Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Chemistry
1997-2001        Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Department of Chemistry

1996-1997       Postdoctorate, University of Iowa (R. F. Jordan)
1994-1995       Postdoctorate, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (CNRS) (J.-J Brunet, D. Niebecker)
1988-1993       Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, University of British Columbia (M. D. Fryzuk).
                              Thesis: Reactions of Silanes with a Dinuclear Rhodium Hydride Complex.
1981-1986       B.Sc., Honours Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland (L. K. Thompson).
                              Thesis: Coordination Complexes of Tetradentate (N4) Pyridazine and Phthalazine Ligands.
Honours and Distinctions

2013              Visiting Associate in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

2009              Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

2006              Visiting Professorship, Spanish Ministry of Science & Education

2002              Eugene R. Cory Fellowship

1994-95        Postdoctoral Fellowship, French Foreign Office

1992              Honourable Mention, International Precious Metals Institute

1988-92        NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship

1988              Charles A. McDowell Entrance Scholarship (UBC)

1986              1st prize, Undergraduate Poster Competition, CSC National Conference, Saskatoon, SK

1985              NSERC USRA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

1984              NSERC USRA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)


2013              CIC-Inorganic Division Award jury: Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry

2012              CSC Award juries:  Clara Benson Award, E. W. R. Steacie Award

2011-2016    Webmaster/Permanent Contact, CIC/CSC- Inorganic Division (ID) Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)

2011              CSC Award jury: E. W. R. Steacie Award

2010              CSC Award juries: Clara Benson Award, Rio Tinto Alcan Award

2010-2012    Past-Chair/Nominations, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC)

2009              CSC Award jury: Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

2009              Chair, CIC-Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award jury: Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry

2008-2011    Past-Chair, CIC/CSC-DIC Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)

2008-2010    Chair, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC)

2008              CSC Award juries: Clara Benson Award, Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

2007              Chair, CIC-Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award jury: Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry

2006-2008     Vice-Chair, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry

2004-2008    Chair, Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)

2004-2005    Executive Member-at-large, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry

2004              Founding member, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry's Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE)

2003              CSC Award jury: Clara Benson Award

2002-2004    Co-treasurer, CIC/CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry

2000              CSC Award jury: Clara Benson Award

1990-            Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

1986-            Member, Chemical Institute of Canada-Canadian Society for Chemistry (CIC/CSC)

Conference organization

2017-             Member, Advisory Committee, 2020 International Symposium on Silicon, Edmonton, AB

2016-2017     Co-organizer, Fryzuk65 Reunion and Symposium, Vancouver, BC.

2016-2017     Member, National Advisory Board, 12th International Conference on Heteroatom Chemistry (ICHAC-12), Vancouver, BC.

2011-2015     Treasurer, Organizing Committee, 19th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis (ISHC XIX), Ottawa, ON.

2011-2012     Member, Organizing Committee, 13th International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems, Victoria, BC.

2010-2012     Chair, 8th ICE Conference, Victoria, BC.

2009-2010     Member, Advisory and Planning Committee, 43rd Silicon Symposium, St. Louis, MO

2008-2011     Member, Organizing Committee, 16th International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry (ISOS XVI), Hamilton, ON.

2007-2010     Member, Advisory Committee for the North American Silicon Symposium

2005-2007     Chair,1st, 2nd. and 3rd ICE Conferences, Ottawa, ON

2004-2007     Chair, 40th Silicon Symposium, Victoria, BC.

2004-2005     Organizer, BC Inorganic Chemistry Weekend, Victoria, BC.

2002-03         Co-organizer, Mechanisms in Homogeneous Catalysis Symposium, 86th CSC and 9th International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Conference, Ottawa, ON.

2001-02         Co-organizer, Inorganic Chemistry Symposium in Honour of Prof. M.D. Fryzuk’s 50th Birthday, 85th CSC Conference, Vancouver, BC.

1999               Organizer, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg Faculty and Student Inorganic Discussion Session

1998- 2004    Member, Local Organizing Committee, XXIst International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC), Vancouver, BC.

1998-1999     Organizer, Western Universities Exchange Speaker Program, participants from Universities of Alberta, Lethbridge, Manitoba, Regina and Saskatchewan

1998               Organizer, University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg Faculty and Student Inorganic Discussion Session

Research Publications (past 7 years)

P. T. K. Lee, L. Rosenberg*, "Borane-Catalysed Postpolymerisation Modification of the Si-H Bonds in Poly(phenylsilane)", Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 8818-8826.

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 Editor's 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 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 a-Diketones to Silyl-Protected 1,2-Diols", Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 376-379.

Invited Lectures (last 7 years)

2018               University of Missouri, Columbia; University of Missouri, St. Louis

2017               Alberta-BC Inorganic Discussion Weekend (Plenary)

2016               251st ACS National Meeting (San Diego); Western University; 8th European Silicon Days

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

2014               University of Washington; University of Toronto; 248th ACS NAtional Meeting (San Francisco)

2013               SoCal Organometallics Meeting; Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms GRC; California Institute of Technology; University of Southern California; UCLA; University of Ottawa

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

2011               94th CSC Conference (Montreal); University of British Columbia

2010              University of Alberta; Organometallic Chemistry GRC

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