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Robert G. Iafe, Ph.D.

Robert G. Iafe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Office: Science 1 Rm 108
Hours: M(2PM), W(3PM), Th(2PM)

Robert G. Iafe, Ph.D.

Dr. Iafe joined the Chemistry & Biochemistry department at CSUSM in Fall 2014, after his tenure as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the W. M. Keck Science Department at the Claremont Colleges.  At CSUSM, Dr. Iafe teaches classes in organic chemistry (CHEM 200, CHEM 201, Chem 201L, Chem 202, Chem 202L, Chem 502).

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Education

Teaching/Postdoctoral Scholar, 2011-2014, W.M. Keck Science Department at the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 2011, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

M.S., Computational Chemistry, 2008, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

B.S., Chemistry, 2004, Cum Laude, Honors, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Research

Group News

  • May 18, 2018. Omar Apolinar presented a poster at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at UW Seattle.
  • May 9, 2018. Congratulations to James Oakley for winning the ACS Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry Award, Mari A. Smith Outstanding Student in Physical Chemistry Award, ACS Outstanding Student in Inorganic Chemistry Award, and Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Award. 
  • May 9, 2018. Sam Acosta, Natalie Adamson, Sharai Mendez, James Oakley, Helen Sedrak, Tyler Stanley, and Jenny Veyna presented Chem 499 posters at the CSUSM Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Research Showcase.
  • May 2, 2018. Jenny Veyna was featured on CSUSM News Center.
  • April 2, 2018. James Oakley received the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Congratulations James!
  • March 18-22, 2018. James Oakley presented a poster at the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
  • March 2, 2018. Omar Apolinar gave an oral presentation at the 2018 Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation.
  • February 27, 2018. Omar Apolinar got accepted to the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Program at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Congratulations, Omar!
  • February 9, 2018.  James Oakley was featured on CSUSM News Center.
  • January 11–13, 2018. James Oakley, Sharai Mendez, and Omar Apolinar presented posters at the 30th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Santa Clara.
  • November 14, 2017. James Oakley presented a poster at the CSUSM CUGR Student Poster Showcase.
  • November 6, 2017. Congratulations to James Oakley for being selected as a 2018 Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Research Award Finalist. James will compete for this prestigious award at the CSU Biotechnology Symposium in January 2018, in Santa Clara.
  • October 2017. Congratulations to Iliana Levesque on being chosen to attend the M|CORE (Michigan-Chemistry Opportunities for Research & Education) Graduate Program Preview Weekend!
  • September 28, 2017. Iliana Levesque gave an oral presentation at the Frontiers in Science Seminar Series at CSUSM.
  • August 10, 2017. Tyler Stanley gave an oral presentation at the 2017 Brown Bag Research Talks for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
  • August 9, 2017. Iliana Levesque won a poster award for her presentation at the Summer Scholars Research Poster Showcase at CSUSM.
  • August 3, 2017. Jasimine Terrell and Iliana Levesque gave an oral presentation at the 2017 Brown Bag Research Talks for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
  • July 27, 2017. James Oakley and Omar Apolinar gave an oral presentation at the 2017 Brown Bag Research Talks for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
  • July 21, 2017. James Oakley presented a poster at the 2017 SoCal Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry at UCI.
  • June 29, 2017. James Oakley presented a poster at the 2017 National Organic Symposium at UC Davis.
  • June 12, 2017. Congratulations to James Oakley for receiving a $500 travel grant to the 2017 National Organic Symposium
  • June 2017. Congratulations to Iliana Levesque for receiving the 2017 Viasat Summer Scholars Award.
  • May 23, 2017.  Dr. Iafe was featured on CSUSM News Center.
  • May 10, 2017. Congratulations to Cristofer Thompson for winning the CSUSM Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Outstanding Student in Undergraduate Research Award.
  • May 10, 2017. Cristofer Thompson presented his Chem 499 poster at the CSUSM Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Research Showcase.
  • May 3, 2017. High school student Parker Loux gave his oral Presentation of Learning for the Internship Program at Del Lago Academy.
  • May 2, 2017. Congratulations to Omar Apolinar for getting the 2017 Spring Presidents' Commission Scholars Award.
  • April 28, 2017. James Oakley gave an oral presentation at the 2017 CSU Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovationat California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
  • April 18, 2017. Gloria Diaz represented the San Diego Foundation and CSUSM STEM Summer Scholars program in an interview with Whitney Southwhick from NBC7.
  • April 3, 2017. Lina Ahlberg, James Oakley, and Cris Thompson presented posters at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco.
  • February 24, 2017. Congratulations to James Oakley for being chosen as a FINALIST at the 2017 Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation.
  • February 2017. Congratulations to Gloria Diaz for getting accepted to the chemistry PhD program at the University of Michigan!!
  • January 23, 2017. Gloria Diaz was highlighted in the Science & Technology Spotlight Series blog at sdfoundation.org.
  • January 5–7, 2017. Cristofer Thompson, Lina Ahlberg, Tyler Stanley, James Oakley, and Sam Acosta presented posters at the 29th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Santa Clara.
  • November 29, 2016. Lina Ahlberg and James Oakley presented posters at the CSUSM CUGR Student Poster Showcase.
  • October 2016. Congratulations to Gloria Diaz on being chosen to attend the M|CORE (Michigan-Chemistry Opportunities for Research & Education) Graduate Program Preview Weekend!
  • August 10, 2016. Sam Acosta, James Oakley, and Cristofer Thompson presented at the 2016 Summer Scholars Research Poster Showcase.
  • June 2016. Congratulations to Cristofer Thompson for receiving the 2016 Genentech Summer Scholars Award. 
  • June 2016. Congratulations to Sam Acosta and James Oakley for receiving the 2016 Viasat Summer Scholars Award.
  • May 13, 2016. Congratulations to Gloria Diaz for winning the CSUSM Chemistry and Biochemistry Outstanding Faculty Student Collaboration Award.
  • May 11, 2016. Elie Ghasb, Jessica Maynard, Jackie Robinos, Melisa Dean, Gloria Diaz, Lina Ahlberg, and Brittney Klasic presented posters at the CSUSM Chemistry & Biochemistry Student Research Showcase. 
  • May 11, 2016. Congratulations to Lina Ahlberg for winning the Mari A. Smith Outstanding Student in Physical Chemistry Award.
  • May 11, 2016. Congratulations to Jessica Maynard for winning the ACS Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry Award.
  • April 29, 2016. Gloria Diaz gave an oral presentation at the 2016 CSU Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation  at CSU Bakersfield.
  • April 23, 2016. Lina Ahlberg and Gloria Diaz presented a poster at the Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference (SCURC) at CSU Long Beach.
  • April 6, 2016. Gloria Diaz presented a poster at the 75th San Diego ACS Anniversary Symposium at SDSU.
  • March 13, 2016. Gloria Diaz and Brittney Klasic presented posters at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego.
  • February 26, 2016. Congratulations to Gloria Diaz for being chosen as a FINALIST at the 2016 Symposium on Student Research, Creative Activities, & Innovation.
  • January 8, 2016. Gloria Diaz and Brittney Klasic presented posters at the 28th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Anaheim (January 7–9, 2016).

Peer Reviewed Articles 

(* denotes undergraduate student)

  1. Karabiyikoglu, S.; Iafe, R. G.; Merlic, C. A. "Ring-Closing Metathesis with Vicinal Dibromoalkenes as Protected Alkynes: A Synthetic Approach to Macrocyclic Enynes.Org. Lett. 2015, 7, 5248–5251.
  2. *Vinson, A. R. S.; *Davis, V. K.; *Arunasalam, A.; *Jesse, K. A.; *Hamilton, R. E.; *Shattuck, M. A.; *Hu, A. C.; Iafe, R. G.; Wenzel, A. G. "Gold-Catalyzed, SN1-Type Reaction of Alcohols to Ethers and Cbz-Protected Amines.Synlett 201526, 765–770.
  3. Iafe, R. G.; *Kuo, J. L.; Hochstatter, D. G.; *Saga, T.; *Turner, J. W.; Merlic, C. A. "Increasing the Efficiency of the Transannular Diels-Alder Strategy via Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Macrocyclizations.Org. Lett. 201315, 582–585.
  4. Iafe, R. G.; Chan, D. G.; *Kuo, J. L.; Boon, B. A.; *Faizi, D. J.; Saga, T.; *Turner, J. W.; Merlic, C. A. "Cyclization Strategies to Polyenes Using Pd(II)-Catalyzed Couplings of Pinacol Vinylboronates.Org. Lett. 201214, 4282–4285.
  5. Gutierrez, O.; Iafe, R. G.; Houk, K. N. "Origin of Stereoselectivity in the Imidazolidinone-Catalyzed Reductions of Cyclic α,β-Unsaturated Ketones." Org. Lett. 200911, 4298–4301. [link]
  6. Ess, D. H.; Wheeler, S. E.; Iafe, R. G.; Xu, L.; Celebi-Olcum, N.; Houk, K. N. "Bifurcations on Potential Energy Surfaces of Organic Reactions.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200847, 7592–7601.
  7. Iafe, R. G.; Houk, K. N. "Intramolecular Hetero-Diels-Alder Reactions of Imine and Iminium Dienophiles: Quantum Mechanical Exploration of Mechanisms and Stereoselectivities.J. Org. Chem. 200873, 2679–2686.
  8. Iafe, R. G.; Houk, K. N. "Stereoselectivity Control by Torsional Steering in an Intramolecular Diels-Alder Reaction of Vinyl Oxocarbenium Ions.Org. Lett. 20068, 3469–3472.

Conference/National Meeting Presentations 

(* denotes undergraduate student)

  1. *Oakley, J. V.; *Mendez, S.; *Stanley, T.; Cain, S.; Iafe, R. G. (2018, January) Gold(I)-Catalyzed Friedel–Crafts-like Arylation of Benzylic Alcohols to Afford 1,1-Diarylmethanes. Poster presented at the 30th CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Santa Clara, CA.
  2. *Apolinar, O.; *Adamson, N.; *Ahlberg, L.; *Thompson, C.; *Diaz, G.; *Dean, M.; *Klasic, B.; *Maynard, J.; *Ghasb, E.; Iafe, R. G. (2018, January) Chiral Bisphosphorylimides as Organocatalysts for Friedel–Crafts Reactions. Poster presented at the 30th CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Santa Clara, CA.
  3. *Oakley, J. V.; *Stanley, T.; Iafe, R. G. (2017, June) Gold(I)-Catalyzed Friedel–Crafts-like Arylation of Benzylic Alcohols to Afford 1,1-Diarylmethanes. Poster presented at the 45th National Organic Chemistry Symposium, Davis, CA.
  4. *Oakley, J. V.; *Stanley, T.; Iafe, R. G. (2017, April) Gold(I)-Catalyzed Friedel–Crafts-like Arylation of Benzylic Alcohols to Afford 1,1-Diarylmethanes. Poster presented at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA.
  5. *Ahlberg, L.; *Thompson, C.; *Diaz, G.; *Klasic, B.; Iafe, R. G. (2017, April) Chiral Bisphosphorylimides as Organocatalysts for Friedel–Crafts Reactions. Poster presented at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA.
  6. *Oakley, J. V.; *Stanley, T.; Iafe, R. G. (2017, January) Gold(I)-Catalyzed Friedel–Crafts-like Arylation of Benzylic Alcohols to Afford 1,1-Diarylmethanes. Poster presented at the 29th CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Santa Clara, CA.
  7. *Ahlberg, L.; *Thompson, C.; *Dean, M.; *Diaz, G.; *Ghasb, E.; *Klasic, B.; *Maynard, J.; *Robinos, J.; Abrous, L.; Iafe, R. G. (2017, January) Chiral Bisphosphorylimides as Organocatalysts for Friedel–Crafts Reactions. Poster presented at the 29th CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Santa Clara, CA.
  8. *Acosta, S.; *Ghasb, E.; Iafe, R. G. (2017, January) The Microwave Assisted, Gold(I)-Catalyzed Ritter Reaction. Poster presented at the 29th CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Santa Clara, CA.
  9. *Ahlberg, L.; *Dean, M.; *Diaz, G.; *Ghasb, E.; *Klasic, B.; *Maynard, J.; *Robinos, J.; Abrous, L.; Iafe, R. G. (2016, April) Bisphosphorylimides as Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Friedel-Crafts Reactions. Poster presented at the 75th San Diego ACS Anniversary Symposium, San Diego, CA.
  10. *Ahlberg, L.; *Dean, M.; *Diaz, G.; *Ghasb, E.; *Klasic, B.; *Maynard, J.; *Robinos, J.; Abrous, L.; Iafe, R. G. (2016, March) Bisphosphorylimides as Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Friedel-Crafts Reactions. Poster presented at the 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  11. *Ahlberg, L.; *Dean, M.; *Diaz, G.; *Ghasb, E.; *Klasic, B.; *Maynard, J.; *Robinos, J.; Abrous, L.; Iafe, R. G. (2016, January) Bisphosphorylimides as Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Friedel-Crafts Reactions. Poster presented at the 28th CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium, Anaheim, CA.
  12. *Tran, N.; *Mesa, K.; *Wall, J.; Iafe, R. G.; Wenzel, A. G. (2014, March). Chiral Thiophosphoramides as Ligands for Gold(I) Catalysis. Poster presented at the 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, TX.
  13. *Davis, V. K.; *Arunasalam, A.; *Vinson, A.; Iafe, R. G.; Wenzel, A. G. (2014, March). Gold(I)-Catalyzed, SN1 Etherification of Alcohols. Poster presented at the 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, TX.
  14. *Panzer, Z. R.; Iafe, R. G.; Wenzel, A. G. (2014, March). Diastereoselective, Bronsted Acid-Catalyzed, Aza-Friedel Crafts-like Reaction Between Aryl Compounds and Imines. Poster presented at the 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, TX.
  15. *Panzer, Z. R.; Iafe, R. G.; Wenzel, A. G. (2013, April). Betti Bases for Application in Green Organocatalysis. Poster presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.
  16. *Kuo, J. L.; Iafe, R. G.; Merlic, C. A. (2012, March). Palladium(II) Catalyzed Intramolecular Insertions for Polycyclic Ring Synthesis. Poster presented at the 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA.
  17. Iafe, R. G.; Merlic, C. A. (2011, March). Strategies for Palladium(II) Catalyzed Cyclization Reactions. Poster presented at the 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA.
  18. Iafe, R. G.; Houk, K. N. (2007, March). Density Functional Theory Study of C-H Activation of Arenes and Alkanes with Cp*RhPMe3. Poster presented at the 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Grants

  1. 2018: OGSR GPSM. $3,000.
  2. 2017: CSUPERB PCS. $8,000. 
  3. 2015. OGSR GPSM. $3,000.
  4. 2015. CSUPERB NI. $15,000.

Courses

*To enroll in Chem 499, you must go through the Department's application process.

Vitae

Assistant Professor, 2014-Present, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University San Marcos

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011-2014, W.M. Keck Science Department at the Claremont Colleges

Lecturer, 2011, UCLA Extension

Professional Societies:

  • American Chemical Society, member
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, member
  • Sigma Xi, full member
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, member

Awards:

  • 2017, Cougars Affordable Learning Materials (CALM) Program, Spring 2017 Award (w/ JT & EG), CSUSM, CA
  • 2016, CSM Award for Outstanding Faculty Student Collaboration (w/ Gloria Diaz, University of Michigan), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, CSUSM, CA
  • 2011, Hanson-Dow Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, CA

Outreach

Super STEM Saturday, CSUSM, March 10, 2018.
 Better Than Magic at Super STEM Saturday
"Better Than Magic" Chemistry Show

2017

Congratulations to the CSUSM ACS Student Chapter for being selected to receive an Honorable Mention award for its activities conducted during the 2016-2017 academic year.
 
ChemExpo 2017: "Chemistry Rocks!"  Miramar College, October 28, 2016. ACS Club @ CSUSM
ChemExpo 2017
Back row: Matt Baldwin, Colton Breyer. Middle row: Maria Vidaca, James Oakley (VP), Tyler Stanley, Alyssa Dubord (Sec.), Nicolette Gonazalez, Jenny Tran, Emily Lyon, Rosa Romero (PR), Jessica Dang, Prof. Iafe. Front row: Sarah Shiotani, Sharai Mendez (Pres.)
 
Super STEM Saturday, CSUSM, March 11, 2017.
Better Than Magic Show
"Better Than Magic" Chemistry Show
 

2016

STEM in your BackyardSTEM in Your Backyard Group 

2015

  • ChemExpo 2015: "Chemistry Colors Our World: Exploring the Chemistry of Pigments, Dyes, and Light!" Miramar College, October 24, 2015. ACS Club @ CSUSM
  • Discover CSUSM, CSUSM, April 11, 2015, ACS Club @ CSUSM
  • Super STEM Saturday, CSUSM, March 14, 2015
Better Than Magic Show

Front row: Katie Reuter, Lina Ahlberg, Gloria Diaz, Jasmine Javier. Back row: Prof. Iafe, Elie Ghaseb, Matt Kromer, Prof. Schmidt

2014

  • ChemExpo 2014: "The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy!" Miramar College, October 25, 2014. ACS Club @ CSUSM
 

Iafe Lab

Omar

View Robert Iafe's profile on LinkedInOmar Apolinar. Major: Biochemistry (Presidents' Commission Scholar, TRiO McNair Scholar)

I am currently a third year undergraduate biochemistry major. I am striving to enter graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in organic chemistry to become either a senior scientist for a Pharma company or a professor at a university. Aside from academics, I enjoy fishing, hiking, running, and playing sports.

 
Karen
Karen Fernandez.  Major: Chemistry 
 
I am a chemistry major working towards becoming a research chemist for a pharmaceutical company. Aside from college, my hobbies include gardening, baking, and reading at the beach.
 
Victor Franco Bolanos
Victor Franco Bolanos.  Major: Chemistry 
 
I enjoy learning about the natural world, and feel privileged to be a student of science.  I like to be active and play sports, but spending time with my family is also very important.
 
Mercedes Nguyen

View Robert Iafe's profile on LinkedInMercedes Nguyen. Major: Biochemistry (Summer Scholar)

Currently a senior year biochemistry Student with the intent to transition into industry following graduation. Aside from academics and maintaining my small business, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, eating and exploring.

 
J. Perez

Jacqueline Perez. Major: Chemistry

I am a senior at CSUSM. Summer research with Dr.Iafe will allow me to further develop laboratory skills and gained experience using scientific databases from previous courses. Other than school, I enjoy meeting new people, and I am always up to try something new. I love nature and going on hikes.

 
Jessica

Jessica Scott. Major: Chemistry

Born and rasied in San Diego, love to play basketball and surf. Can be seen most days cruising a pink skateboard. Dream job: LUSH Cosmetics head formulating chemist.

 
shabo

Rian Shabo. Major: Chemistry (Summer Scholar)

I’m a premed chemistry major at Csusm, striving to go to medical school. On my days off I love to go surfing, running, and most importantly, spending time with my family.

 

Visiting Scholars:

Chantel

Chantel Hennings. Major: Biochemistry (Palomar College)

I am majoring in biochemistry with the hopes to become a forensic technician for NCIS or the FBI. I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family and friends.

 
Aloha Prince

LinkedinAloha Prince. (UCR)

I am a UCR alumnus and came to CSUSM through the postbaccalaureate program. Currently, I am working towards becoming a physican. On my free time I enjoy the the outdoors, spending time with family, and volunteering.

 
Fernando

LinkedinFernando Ramirez. Major: Biochemistry (Berkeley)

I am a biochemistry (pre-med) major, currently on track to pursuing an MD-PhD upon completion of my bachelors. Outside of school endeavors, I enjoy being outdoors, surfing, snowboarding, and playing the piano.

 
Lily

Lily Recillas. Major: Biochemistry (MiraCosta College, ACS Scholars Program)

On  the path of obtaining a Ph.D. in chemistry with the ultimate goal of working in an industry environment. I enjoy riding my turquoise pedego bike for fun.

 
Julie Rizzo

LinkedinJulianne Rizzo. (Notre Dame)

I am a University of Notre Dame Alumna and recent graduate of the CSUSM Pre-Health Professions post-baccalaureate program. My goal is to become a physician, and I am planning to matriculate to medical school in the fall of 2019. On my free time I enjoy ballet, playing piano, weightlifting, and going to the beach.

 

 

Group Photo:

iafe group spring 2018

Iafe Lab Alumni:

  • Sam Acosta [Summer Scholar], 2018. Linkedin 
  • Natalie Adamson, 2018. Lina Ahlberg Linkedin SVM Chemist – Versum Materials.
  • Lina Ahlberg, 2017. Lina Ahlberg Linkedin Manufacturing Associate  Illumina.
    • Mari A. Smith Outstanding Student in Physical Chemistry
  • Amanda Bookout, 2018. Pharmacy PhD graduate student.
  • Stephanie Cain, 2017. Medical School University of Missouri.
  • Melisa Dean [Summer Scholar], 2016. Linkedin Assistant Chemist Versum Materials.
  • Gloria Diaz [Summer Scholar], 2016. Linkedin Graduate student University of Michigan.
    • CSUSM Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Outstanding Faculty Student Collaboration Award
  • Elie Ghasb, 2016. Linkedin Medical school.
  • Brittney Klasic [Summer Scholar], 2016. Linkedin Pharmacy Technician – Scripps Health.
  • Iliana Levesque [Summer Scholar], 2017. Linkedin R&D Lab Technician Creative Nail Design (Revlon)
  • Jessica Maynard [Summer Scholar], 2016. Linkedin Graduate student – Univeristy of California San Diego.
    • ACS Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry
  • Sharai Mendez, 2018. Linkedin Graduate Student – SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
  • James Oakley [Summer Scholar], 2018. View Robert Iafe's profile on LinkedIn Graduate Student – Princeton University.
    • National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
    • Mari A. Smith Outstanding Student in Physical Chemistry
    • ACS Outstanding Student in Inorganic Chemistry
    • ACS Outstanding Student in Organic Chemistry
    • CSUSM Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Outstanding Senior in Chemistry
  • Jacqueline Robinos, 2016.
  • Helen Sedrak, 2018. View Robert Iafe's profile on LinkedIn Pharmacy School Loma Linda University.
  • Tyler Stanley, 2018. View Robert Iafe's profile on LinkedIn
  • Jasimine Terrell, 2017. Linkedin Lab Technician III  Abbott Laboratories.
  • Andrew Thomas. 2016. Linkedin Manufacturing Associate – Illumina.
  • Cris Thompson [Summer Scholar], 2017. Linkedin QA Analyst – Sparsha Pharma USA Inc.
    • CSUSM Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Outstanding Student in Undergraduate Research
  • Jenny Veyna, 2018.
  • High School Visiting Scholars
    • Maxwell Lee, Del Lago Academy (2018)
    • Parker Loux, Del Lago Academy (2017)

Student research funding opportunities:

Organic Chemistry Journals: