Susan Stevenson

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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    Straz Hall 174

    Professor Susan (Suzie) Stevenson teaches organic chemistry. Prof. Stevenson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where her graduate research focused on the development of new organic reaction methods. After completing her Ph.D., Prof. Stevenson spent two years as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology conducting research on the total synthesis of complex natural products.

    Prof. Stevenson’s current research is in the area of photocatalysis, photoredox catalysis, and radical chemistry. Students working with Prof. Stevenson will gain experience in modern organic synthesis, photochemistry, air-free techniques, and product purification and characterization.

    • B.S. — Chemistry, Hope College (2011)
    • Ph.D. — Organic Chemistry, University of Georgia (2016)
    • NIH — Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology (2016-2018)
    • CHM 2070 Organic Chemistry I
    • CHM 2080 Organic Chemistry II
    • CHM 3100 Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

    Prof. Stevenson’s research is centered around the use of photoredox catalysis as a tool to develop new radical reactions.
 Read more about her research

    “Reactions of benzyltriphenylphosphonium salts under photoredox catalysis.” Boldt, A. M.; Dickinson, S. I.; Ramirez, J. R.; Benz-Weeden, A. M.; Wilson, D. S.; Stevenson, S. M. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2021,19, 7810-7815.