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Monte Helm

Catalysis Science
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-57
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • My research interests revolve around synthetic and structural main group chemistry, as well as exploring structure/reactivity relationships. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of new main-group phosphorus containing ligands, with a view towards selective metal coordination, activation and catalysis for energy related applications.

Education and Credentials

  • Associate Professor, Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO " 2008-12
  • Visiting Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland, WA " 2010-11
  • Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO " 2003-2008
  • Dreyfus Fellow, University of Tennessee; Chattanooga, TN " 2001-2003
  • Postdoc Fellow, University of Sussex; Brighton, UK " 2001-2003
  • Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Colorado; Boulder, CO " 1995-2000
  • B.Sc., University of Minnesota; Moorhead, MN " 1991-1995

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society, member, 1994 - present

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  • Cosimbescu L, L Wang, ML Helm, E Polikarpov, JS Swensen, and AB Padmaperuma. 2012. "Electron Transport Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Device Performance." International Journal of Organic Chemistry 2(2):101-110.  doi:10.4236/ijoc.2012.22016


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