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Rik Tykwinski, PhD, BSc

Professor & Chair



About Me

BSc: University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota

PhD: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (Prof. Peter J. Stang)


Physical organic chemistry, new synthetic methods to carbon-rich molecules (e.g., cumulenes and polyynes, acenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), relationships between chemical structure and molecular reactivity/properties; synthesis of compounds for applications as wires in single-molecule devices, solar cells, TFTs, singlet fission, as well as synthetic model compounds for the asphaltenes