Our research centers on catalytic routes to high-value molecules, including new drugs. By understanding how molecular catalysts behave, and misbehave, under operating conditions, we build bridges between fundamental and applied science, with the potential to reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing.
In particular, we seek to articulate and address important problems of productivity and selectivity in olefin (alkene) metathesis and tandem catalysis. Applications range from pharmaceutical and fine-chemicals synthesis to materials science.
Graduate students in the Fogg lab are members of the Chemistry graduate program. Prospective students typically have a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, or (for uOttawa undergraduates) Biopharmaceutical Sciences – Medicinal Chemistry option.
Lab website: http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/dfogg/