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Welcome to the Malapit Group

synthesis   |  catalysis   |  electrochemistry  |  organometallic chemistry
for reaction discovery and sustainable energy storage


The Malapit lab is Northwestern's newest synthetic chemistry research group.

We utilize a multidisciplinary approach using the concepts of organic synthesis, catalysisorganometallic chemistry, and electrochemistry towards the discovery of new reactions and sustainable catalytic transformations,

and the development of novel molecules for next-generation energy storage technology.

News and Events

May 2023

Congratulations to our second year graduate students:

An Kitamura, Stella Fors, and Emily Mahoney for passing their qualifying exams! #PhDCandidate


March 2023

Grad student, An Kitamura, is on the headline news of Northwestern Now!


February 2023

We welcome ERASMUS+ scholar, Lorenzo Ballerini, visiting us from Italy!

December 2022

We welcome first year graduate students: Griffin Stewart, Jessica Zhong, and Mo Ullah!

Congratulations to An Kitamura (GS2) for receiving the inaugural Quad Fellowship!

August 2022

We welcome our newest postdoc, Dr. Eva Alvarez!


June 2022

We welcome Mira (HS interm), Stephonda (Marc Fellow), and Min (GS0) as summer research visitors.

April  2022

The Malapit lab is open!!!

We finally moved to our newly renovated lab and we're excited to discover amazing things.

Christian receives the the Baker Faculty Grant from Northwestern. Henry and Daniel as Baker student scholars.

Congratulations to Jia and Daniel (SURG), Rossul (Posner) and Ian (IIN REU) for receiving summer research Fellowships. 

March 2022

Congratulations to Jia Yap (undergrad) for receiving the General Chemistry award from NU Chemistry.

February 2022

We welcome Dr. Maxime Boudjelel as the first postdoctoral fellow of the group!

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