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Ian R. Gould
President's Professor

(480) 965-7278
Office: PS D-109
Lab: PS D-126


Ian Gould is President's Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University. He received B.Sc. (1977) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, working with Tony Gorman on the mechanisms of singlet oxygen reactions. In 1981 he joined Nick Turro's lab at Columbia University as a postdoc and worked on several problems in mechanistic organic chemistry, including the reactions of carbenes, ylides and radicals, and reactions in microheterogeneous environments.

In 1986 he moved to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, where he was a member of the Corporate Research Laboratories, and also the NSF Science and Technology Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer. In Rochester he primarily collaborated with Samir Farid on the fundamental aspects of single electron transfer reactions and the reactions of radical ions.

He moved to ASU in 1998 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Full Professor in 2004 and appointed President's Professor in 2005. Current research interests are in organic geochemistry and geochemically inspired green organic chemistry. He also has research programs in understanding student performance in organic chemistry courses, and with Kurt VanLehn is developing an intelligent online tutoring systems for organic chemistry. Education.

Currently recruiting graduate students to work on projects related to green chemistry, geomimicry, and organic geochemistry