Catalysis  –  Heterocycles  –  Medicinal Chemistry  –  Materials


Our research activities involve the use of easily available starting materials that, through appropriate activation modes can generate reactive intermediates of strategic synthetic importance. These intermediates will be used to develop novel chemical methods, in target and library synthesis as well as in late-stage funcitonalization chemistry. A multitude of interdisciplinary projects span the areas of organic synthetic methods, catalysis, organic analysis, medicinal and materials chemistry as well as chemical education.



Chemical Methodology:

1. Visible-light Photocatalysis in Heterocycle Functionalization

2. Microwave-assisted synthesis of heterocycles


Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry:

1. Development of Allosteric Modulators of Human Cannabinoid Receptors

2. Design and Synthesis of Protein Kinase Anticancer Agents

3. Hit-to-Lead Development of Marine Natural Products

4. Design and Development of dUTPase Inhibitor Anticancer Agents

5. Diversity-oriented synthesis with Bis-Enones


Computational Chemistry:

1. Novel Strategies for the Direct Construction of Heteroaromatics

2. Mechanistic studies of Visible-light Photocatalyzed reactions


Chemical Education:

1. Drug Discovery and Design: Aligned Research and Education in Medicinal Chemistry

2. Using a Research Process as a Strategy for Aligned, Multi-Faceted Learning

3. Integrert forskning og utdanning i kjemi



1. Chemical Synthesis and Design of host molecules for gas-sensor applications

2. Bioactive Interfaces: Development of novel anti-fouling agents



Projects are also available in Analytical Organic Chemistry upon request at undergraduate and Master's levels. Please contact me directly by e-mail for further questions.