Braslau Research Group

at UC Santa Cruz

Professor Rebecca Braslau

Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Santa Cruz 2014

     

Visiting Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway, October 2011

     

Visiting Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and

     Biotechnology, University of Melbourne, Australia Fall 2008


Full Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz  2008


Visiting Professor, Dutch Polymer Institute, Technical University of

     Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Spring 2002


Director, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Programs

     at UC Santa Cruz:  summer 2000-2005

     in Bangkok, Thailand: summer 2002-2011


Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz 1998


Professeur Invité, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, November 1997


Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz 1991


Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Bernd Giese

     Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Basel, Switzerland: 1989-1991


Thomas J. Watson Fellow with Dr. John C. Coll, James Cook University of

      North Queensland, Townsville,  Australia,  August 1982 - July 1983


Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College 1982


National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship with Phil Crews, UC Santa Cruz, summer 1980


Faculty at UC Santa Cruz since 1991

Postdoctoral studies with Bernd Giese at Universität Basel

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin with Barry Trost

B.A.  Reed College

                               rbraslau at ucsc.edu

The Braslau group is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, with previous support from the NSF, Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, Research Corporation and the California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee.


Prof. Braslau has mentored 19 graduate students, 7 postdoctoral scholars, 42 undergraduate research students (UCSC students, NSF REU students and ACCESS students from other campuses), and 5 international student visitors.


Recently, Prof. Braslau has served as guest editor for Molecules special issue on Free Radicals.  She has contributed three chapters for books, two with graduate student co-authors.  


Professor Braslau teaches courses in organic chemistry at the sophomore level, an advanced organic laboratory, and graduate courses in organic synthesis and a specialized course on organic free radicals. She is currently chair of the Department Safety Committee, and chair of the campus Chemical Safety Advisory Committee, in addition to serving as a member of several other committees at the department and campus level.