Richard J. Hooley, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside,
444 Chemical Sciences, 501 Big Springs Road, Riverside CA 92521.
richardh@ucr.edu • (951)-827-4924

 

 

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Richard Hooley obtained his undergraduate degrees in Natural Sciences from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (1999), before moving to Princeton University where he received his Ph.D. in 2004 in the laboratory of Prof. Martin F. Semmelhack. In 2004, he joined the lab of Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr. at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA as a Skaggs Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2008, Richard began his independent career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California - Riverside. The Hooley group works on various aspects of organic, inorganic and supramolecular chemistry, with a focus on the synthesis and applications of biomimetic self-assembled cages and hosts, and their functions in supramolecular catalysis, molecular recognition and biosensing.

Awards And Honors

NSF CAREER Award; 2012
“Functional Metal-Ligand Assemblies: Self-Sorting, Supramolecular Catalysis and Molecular Dynamics”.

Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni University Teaching Award; June 2002

 

Education & Research Experience

The Scripps Research Institute; 2004 - 2008
Skaggs Postdoctoral Fellow
Advisor: Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr.

Princeton University; 1999 - 2004

Advisor: Prof. Martin F. Semmelhack
Ph.D. (Chemistry): “Palladium-Catalyzed Reactions and
Their Application to the Total Synthesis of Plakortone B and Analogs”: 2004

Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; 1995 - 1999
Research Advisor: Dr. Stuart Warren
M.Sci.; B.A. (Natural Sciences): June 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 
 
 
 
 
University of California, Riverside, 444 Chemical Sciences, 501 Big Springs Road, Riverside, CA 92521