Nicholas '"Nick" J. Race

portrait of Professor Nicholas Race

Nicholas J. Race

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry


Kolthoff Hall
Room 455
225 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

M.Chem. First Class, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Ph.D. University of Bristol, United Kingdom (Professor John F. Bower), 2015

Post Doctorate University of Utah (Professor Matthew Sigman)

Research Interests

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry

My research interests lie broadly in the area of organic methodology development and reaction mechanism. In my group, research projects will be focussed initially on the development of new reactions for organic synthesis, with particular emphasis on atom- and redox-economic processes. Mechanistic investigation will closely accompany reaction development such that a deep understanding of the chemistry is acquired. It is anticipated that this mechanistic information will then, in turn, facilitate an expansion of the methodology in new directions.

Members of my group will gain expertise in organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, method development, mechanism and much more.

Teaching Subjects
Mechanisms of Chemical Reactions (8011/4011)
O-Chem 2 (2302)
Honors and Awards

Brian Bannister Prize for "best final year project thesis."

Faculty of Science Commendation for graduate work

National SCI Messel-Grey scholarship

First prize at the 25th SCI postgraduate symposium on novel organic chemistry.

Mailing Address

Nicholas J. Race
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
A-20, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431