Jeon Laboratory

Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis


We are always excited to attract outstanding undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
If you are interested in joining the research group, please contact Junha Jeon directly.

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March 13, 2018. Appu accepted a position at Nanosyn, CA. Congratulations to Appu!! He will start his new career and life.
March 1, 2018
. We welcome Jimmy Vo (UG) and Jonathan Asghedom (UG) to the group!
November 20, 2017. Congratulations to Appu on his successfully defending his PhD thesis. Now Dr. Apparao Bokka!!
August 24, 2017. Parham presented at ACS Fall meeting, Washington D.C. ’17.
July 1, 2017. We welcome Kim Nolasco (UG) to the group!
June 20, 2017. Parham presented at the Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), Portland State University, Portland, OR.
April 25, 2017. Junha received 2016-2017's Outstanding Science Teaching Award for the College of Science. A press release at MAVERICK SCIENCE E-News. April 25, 2017. Junha received 2016-2017's The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
April 25, 2017. Both Peter and Ashif are selected as UTA Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program participants (UROP) for Summer 2017.
April 10, 2017
. Parham received Dr. Charles K. Baker Character Fellowship.
March 1, 2017
. We welcome Peter Zotor (UG) and Ashif Karedath (UG) to the group!
January 19, 2017. A new press release at the Shorthorn. Be careful when you read ^^;;
January 13, 2017. Congratulations to Appu as his development of Enhanced thermophysical properties via PAO superstructure was accepted in Nanoscale Research Letters.
January 4, 2017
. A press release. "UTA researchers to develop faster, cheaper methods to synthesize chemical compounds used in drug discovery, development"
January 4, 2017
. We welcome Erica Stewart (UG) to the group!
January 4, 2017. The Jeon group has been awarded an AbbVie collaborative grant.
December 8, 2016. Congratulations to Parham, Udaya, and Hiep as their development of Aryne Cycloaddition Reactions of Benzodioxasilines as Aryne Precursors Generated by Catalytic Reductive ortho-C–H Silylation of Phenols with Traceless Acetal Directing Groups, was accepted in Tetrahedron (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402016312698) [Invited to Symposium-in-Print for Tetrahedron (New Advances in Pericyclic Reactions)].
October 17, 2016
. Watciarapon headed to Bangkok, Thailand after completing his successful research through the exchanging program sponsored by Mahidol University. Have a safe trip to Bangkok!
October 12, 2016
. Congratulations to Appu as his development of Regio- and Stereoselective Dehydrogenative Silylation and Hydrosilylation of Vinylarenes Catalyzed by Ruthenium Alkylidenes was accepted in Organic Letters (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02642).
August 23, 2016
. Junha presented at ACS Academic Young Investigator Symposium, ACS Philadelphia ’16.
July 1, 2016
. We welcome Sunshine Yan (UG) and Jared Raymond to the group!
June 6, 2016
. Congratulations to Yuanda, Parham, and Thiru as their development of Catalytic Reductive ortho-C–H Silylation of Phenols with Traceless, Versatile Acetal Directing Groups and Synthetic Applications of Dioxasilines was accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jacs.6b04018).
April 14, 2016
. Congratulations to Thirupataiah Avullala, who passed his candidacy exams!
April 14, 2016
. Congratulations to Udaya Sree Dakarapu, who passed her candidacy exams!
April 11, 2016
. Appu received the Dr. Charles K. Baker Character Fellowship!
April 8, 2016
. Jessica received the Duncan and Sylvaine Aust Award!
March 24, 2016
. The Jeon group has been awarded an NIH grant.
March 15, 2016
. Karime headed to Quebec, Canada. Thank you and have a safe trip to Quebec!
January 29, 2016
. Jessica becomes a McNair Scholar!
January 12, 2016
. Congratulations to Yuanda as his development of Gold-Mediated Isomerization of Cyclooctyne to Ring Fused Olefinic Bicycles, collaborated with the Dias group was accepted in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
January 11, 2016
. We welcome Islam Hammad (UG) to the group!
December 21, 2015
. We welcome Jessica McCammon (UG) to the group!
November 13, 2015
. Congratulations to Udaya, Appu, Parham, Gabby, Yuanda, Hiep, and Nawal as their development of Lewis Base Activation of Silyl Acetals: Application to Reductive Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Olefination was accepted in Organic Letters.
November 9, 2015
. Gabby successfully defended her Masters Thesis.  Congratulations, Gabby!
October 16, 2015
. Deem headed to Bangkok, Thailand after completing his successful research through the summer exchanging program sponsored by Mahidol University. Have a safe trip to Bangkok!
September 1, 2015
. We welcome Jesus Garcia, Holly Vu, and Carlos De La Rosa (UGs) to the group!
July 13, 2015
. We welcome a visiting student Chanachon Thiamsiri (Deem) from Mahidol University (Torsak Luanphaisarnnont group), Thailand, to the group!
July 10, 2015. Vishnu headed to Cypress, TX after completing his successful WSSP research. Have a safe trip to Cypress!
June 10, 2015. We welcome a Welch Summer Scholar Program (WSSP) scholar, Vishnu Nair (HS) to the group!
May 25, 2015
. We welcome Hien Pham (UG) to the group!
April 25, 2015. Junha has received Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Phi UTA.
April 24, 2015. Udaya successfully defended her Masters Thesis. Congratulations, Udaya!
April 23, 2014. Congratulations to Parham Asgari, who passed his candidacy exams!
April 16, 2015. Hiep has been awarded the American Chemical Society (ACS)’s Division of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Senior Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Student Award. Congratulations, Hiep! See COS news. http://www.uta.edu/cos/news.php?ID=301
April 15, 2015
. Congratulations to Appu, Yuanda, and Adam as their development of Grubbs-Type Ruthenium Complex-Catalyzed Intramolecular Alkene Hydrosilylation was accepted in ACS Catalysis.
April 13, 2015
. Congratulations to Apparao Bokka, who received chemistry department Graduate Teaching Award!
April 13, 2015
. Congratulations to Nawal Rahman, who received John T. Murchison Award for Outstanding Senior Chemistry/Biochemistry Major!
April 8, 2015
. Congratulations to Yuanda, Seongjeong, and James as their development of Reductive Csp2–H and Csp3–H Silylation of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives was accepted in The Journal of Organic Chemistry.
March 16, 2015
. We welcome Wacothon Karime Coulibaly (PD) to the group!
January 27, 2015. Congratulations to Yuanda, Parham, and Udaya as their development of reductive arene ortho-silanolization of aromatic esters was accepted in Chemical Communications.
November 21, 2014. We welcome Thiru Avullala (PhD) to the group!
November 19, 2014. Appu, Yuanda, and Junha attended ACS SWRM ’14 in Ft. Worth, TX.
October 24, 2014. The Jeon group has been awarded an ACS PRF grant.
July 8, 2014. Congratulations to Yuanda, Hiep, Gabby, and Adam as their development of diene ligand-mediated hydrosilylation reaction was accepted in European Journal of Organic Chemistry.
July 11, 2014. Teresa headed to Houston after completing her successful WSSP research. Have a safe trip to Houston!
June 18, 2014. We welcome Nawal Rahman (UG) to the group!
June 11, 2014. We welcome a Welch Summer Scholar Program (WSSP) scholar, Teresa Lee (HS) to the group!
April 17, 2014. Congratulations to Gabby Trog and Appu Bokka, who passed their candidacy exams!
April 15, 2014. Rush Scaggs will head to Indiana University for his graduate study. Congratulations and thanks, Rush! Have a safe trip to Bloomington.
April 14, 2014
. Tom Hoye (Junha’s PhD mentor) at the University of Minnesota visited UTA and gave two lectures. Thanks, Tom!
April 14, 2014. Congratulations to SeongJeong Jung and Hiep Nguyen, who received two chemistry department awards, R. L. Hoyle Award for Outstanding Junior and John T. Murchison Award for Outstanding Senior, respectively!
March 28, 2014
. Our Research Enhancement Proposal (REP) 2014-2015 at UTA was funded!
March 16-19, 2013
. Appu, Gabby, Yuanda, and Junha attended 247th ACS National Meeting at Dallas ’14.
November 27, 2013
. We welcome Parham Asgari (PhD) and Udaya Dakarapu (MS) to the group!
November 17, 2013. Appu, Gabby, Yuanda, and Junha attended ACS SWRM ’13 in Waco, TX.
September 3, 2013. Jared Reyna accepted the job offer from UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Congratulations and thanks, Jared! Have a safe trip to Houston.
June 17, 2013
. Congratulations to Yuanda, Hiep, and Rush as their development of ligand-controlled hydrosilylation reactions was published in Organic Letters.
June 12, 2013
. We welcome a Welch Summer Scholar Program (WSSP) scholar, Brooke Versaw (HS) to the group!
May 13, 2013
. We welcome James Roh (UG) and Grant Pham (UG) to the group!
April 15, 2013
. Congratulations to Hiep Nguyen, who received R. L. Hoyle Award for Outstanding Junior!
April 15, 2013
. Khoa Nguyen will head to the University of Texas at Austin for his graduate study. Congratulations and thanks, Khoa! Have a safe trip to Austin.
March 28, 2013
. Congratulations to Rush Scaggs on being awarded Graduate Dean’s Award on the ACES. Click here
January 2, 2013
. We welcome Appu Bokka (PhD) and Gabby Trog (PhD), and Seongjeong Jung (UG) to the group.
October 5, 2012. Congratulations to Rush Scaggs and Hiep Nguyen on being awarded first and third prizes at the CBS poster symposium.
August 2, 2012
. We welcome Dr. Yuanda Hua (PD) to the group!
February 13, 2012. We welcome Neeta Dash (UG) to the group!
January 2, 2012
. We welcome Seongbin Ga (UG) to the group!
December 20, 2011
. We welcome Rush Scaggs (UG) and Jared Reyna (UG) to the group!
November 05, 2011
. We welcome Adam Berlin (UG) and Hiep Nguyen (UG) to the group!
September 1, 2011
. We welcome Khoa Nguyen (UG) to the group!
September 27, 2011
. New science professors have big plans at UTA. Check the stories out.
August 08, 2011
. New Start at UT Arlington