University of Missouri-Columbia
Prof. Bernskoetter began his postgraduate research work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he worked with Prof. Maurice Brookhart where he studied carbon-hydrogen bond activation. In 2009 he began his academic career at Brown University where he became the Manning Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 2012. In 2015, he returned to his home state and the University of Missouri.
Research in the Bernskoetter lab focuses on the use of inorganic and organometallic complexes to address challenges relevant to our planet's growing energy concerns. Our initiatives employ techniques from synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry to study highly reactive molecules capable of mediating difficult chemical transformations.