Computational Chemistry

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Lars Erik Andreas Ehnbom

Department of Chemistry

Texas A&M University

Chemistry Building, Office 2109

College Station, TX 77843

E-mail: lehnbom [at] tamu [dot] edu

Lars Erik Andreas Ehnbom

And so it began...

Mr. Ehnbom obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry 2013 at Lund University. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Ehnbom went for a prestigious exchange studies sejour to the University of California at Irvine (UCI) 2011-2012 where he worked as a  Junior  Specialist in the group of Professor Suzanne A. Blum,  focusing on a single molecule project,  investigating the mechanism of an organometallic Pd-catalyzed system. Mr. Ehnbom has received numerous awards, e.g. the Oxford University Press Award for excellence in chemistry (2009) and the Dean's Summer Student Scholarship 2010 from University College London (UCL). The latter enabled Mr. Ehnbom to perform research on antimalarial drugs working with Professor Graeme Hogarth at UCL (currently at King's College London). In addition, Mr. Ehnbom was a guest-researcher at Stellenbosch University during the summer of 2011 with Professor Selwin Mapolie. Mr. Ehnbom continuously worked in the lab of Professor  Ebbe Nordlander (2009 - 2011) during his undergraduate studies which resulted in a highly cited publication.   

After the abroad exchange studies in Irvine, Mr. Ehnbom returned to Sweden, to Lund University, where he worked with gold (I) catalysis in the group of Professor Ola F. Wendt (2013) which resulted in Mr. Ehnbom's Master's Degree. Mr. Ehnbom then worked as a project researcher in the Somfai group with Professor Peter Somfai, focusing on photoredox catalysis and authoring a book chapter in Organic Reactions with the title "Aziridination of Alkenes using Nitrene Transfer Reagents".

Since June 2015, Mr. Ehnbom is doing  his doctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor John A. Gladysz joint with Professor Michael B. Hall at Texas A&M University, with an ultimate goal to develop Werner complexes as a powerful, broadly applicable, and readily available new class of catalysts for enantioselective organic synthesis, and to study these systems using computational tools. In 2018 Mr. Ehnbom received a predoctoral von Humboldt fellowship to visit RWTH Aachen (host Professor Carsten Bolm). Andreas was selected as a CAS SciFinder Future Leader in 2019.


A full curriculum vitae is provided upon request.

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