Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Arlington
Dr. Carl J. Lovely
Date Inducted: 2010
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Syllabus: CHEM 2322-001
Dr. Lovely is a native of the UK and grew up in the small brewery town of Burton-on-Trent, in central England. He attended The University of Birmingham where he obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry in 1987 and remained there to conduct Ph.D. studies with Professor W. Brian Jennings on oxaziridine chemistry (1990). After a postdoctoral stay, supported by a Royal Society Fellowship at the Organisches-Chemisches Institut der Universitšt Heidelberg with Prof. Klaus Weinges (1991), he then moved to the US, where he did postdoctoral work first with Prof. Leo Paquette (1992-93, Department of Chemistry) and then Prof. Robert Brueggemeier (1993-96, College of Pharmacy), both at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Lovely moved to The University of Texas at Arlington as an assistant professor in 1996 and was subsequently promoted to associate professor in 2002, and full professor in 2008. His research interests include the development of synthetic methods for heterocycle synthesis, mostly focused on imidazole chemistry. A second area of activity revolves around the discovery and development of transition metal-mediated and -catalyzed reactions. The overarching goal of this methods development is the application of these new reactions to natural products total synthesis.