James Walker5th Year Graduate Student
B.S., University of Cincinnati, 2012
James was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati. As an undergraduate, he worked under the guidance of Dr. James Mack as a researcher. As a researcher he studied solvent-free click reactions via high-speed ball milling. He graduated in Spring 2012. James began his graduate studies at Iowa State University during the Summer of 2012. As a graduate student James was the president of The National Organization for the Professional Development of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Iowa State Chapter.
During his free time James is an avid pool, and basketball player. He enjoys traveling, and barbecuing on the weekends.
Kevin Vickerman4th Year Graduate Student
B.S., Winona State University, 2013
Kevin grew up in Chaska, Minnesota and graduated from Chaska High School in 2008. He attended Winona State University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and in Cell & Molecular Biology. As an undergraduate, he worked on different systems for radical-promoted visible-light-induced cationic polymerizations under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Nalli and also worked on enzyme characterization under Dr. Francis Mann. Kevin entered the graduate program in chemistry at Iowa State University in May of 2013. Kevin's primary focus is developing new transition metal-hydroacylation reactions.
Abhishek Kadam4th Year Graduate Student
B.Tech, Institute of Chemical Technology, 2013
Abhishek was born in Karad, India and graduated from Institute of Chemical Technonlogy in 2013. He completed a B.Tech program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology at ICT. Abhishek began his graduate studies at Iowa State University and joined the Stanley research group in 2013.
Tanner Metz3rd Year Graduate Student
B.S., University of Northen Iowa, 2014
Tanner grew up in the town of Marshalltown, Iowa. He graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2010. He attended the University of Northern Iowa and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He began working for Levi Stanley in the summer of 2014.
Brian Schumacher2nd Year Graduate Student
A.B., Ripon College, 2015
Brian grew up in the city of Franklin, Wisconsin. In 2011, he graduated from Martin Luther High School. He performed undergraduate studies at Ripon College, where he modeled rhodium-catalyzed hydroacylation mechanisms using computational chemistry under the advising of Dr. Joseph Scanlon. Brian began research in the Stanley Group in the summer of 2015.