Research in the Professor Lamb's group lies at the interface of organic, organometallic, catalysis, and polymer chemistry. Students will learn to apply catalysis and physical organic chemistry to problems in polymer chemistry. This could involve developing new methods, exploring their mechanisms, characterization of new materials, or eventually exploring applications.Our work is inspired by small molecule catalysis, photocatalysis, and switchable catalysis and how those have been/could be applied to polymer synthesis. Lamb has co-authored 14 papers and 1 provisional patent.
She has an extensive background in teaching, mentoring, and outreach, including outreach through Expanding Your Horizons and the 4-H Career Explorations as part of the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers.
Honors and Awards
National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholars Award
Bayer Teaching Excellence Award
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Jessica R. Lamb
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
C-6 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431