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Amgen Scholars: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty for the Amgen Scholars program.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. For additional tips on identifying a mentor click here.

Please remember:

  • Students pursuing Amgen must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status.
  • Students pursuing Amgen must complete the 10-week program from June 18 - August 23, 2024. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

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Project:  Using coordination chemistry to stabilize radical intermediates
Discipline:  Chemistry
Mentor:  Theodore Betley, Professor of Chemistry, (CCE),, Phone: 617-496-9944
Mentor URL:  (opens in new window)
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alum and is open only to Caltech students. The project will be conducted at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We are interested in exploring radicaloid ligands that represent reactive intermediates in atom and group transfer catalysis. Work flow will include synthesis, spectroscopy, and theoretical modeling to probe and understand electronic structure makeup.
Description:  The student will utilize either steric preclusion or Lewis acid stabilization of radicaloid ligands to gauge their reactivity for C-H bond activation processes.
References:  (1)
Student Requirements:  General background in inorganic and organic chemistry
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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