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Kyle M. Lancaster

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Kyle M. Lancaster

Olin Chemistry Research Wing, Room 678a
kml236@cornell.edu
607-255-0502

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, Cornell University
  • PhD Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
  • BA Molecular Biology, Pomona College

Website(s)

Overview

The Lancaster Group employs synthesis, biochemistry, and a broad range of spectroscopic methods––with an emphasis on synchrotron-based core spectroscopies––to explore reactivity mediated by transition metal complexes and metalloenzymes. The group currently focuses on transformations pertinent to the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle and to C–H functionalization.

More information and the group's latest news can be found at here.

Selected Awards/Honors

2020 National Fresenius Award – Phi Lambda Upsilon/American Chemical Society
2018 Kavli Fellow – National Academy of Sciences
2018 Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry Mentor
2018 Paul Saltman Award – Gordon Research Conferences, Metals in Biology
2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2015 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award
2013 Forbes 30 Under 30: Science and Health
2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Keywords

inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, synthesis, outer-sphere coordination, small-molecule activation, climate change, nitrogen cycle

Departments/Programs

  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Graduate Fields

  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Courses

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

Publications

Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Nitrogen Cycle

Transition Metal Electronic Structure/X-ray Spectroscopy