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Travis Williams

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact Information
E-mail: travisw@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-5961
Office: LHI 104

 

Education

Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford University, 6/2005
B.S. , California Institute of Technology, 12/1998
 

Postdoctoral Training

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 07/2005-07/2007  
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, 01/01/2014-  
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California, 02/21/2013-  
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California, 07/15/2007-02/20/2013  
 

PostDoctoral Appointments

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 07/01/2005-06/30/2007  
 

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Center for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty Fellow, http://cet.usc.edu
Interdisciplinary Program in Drug Discovery, Faculty Affiliate, http://ocw201-1.usc.edu/iPIDD/
Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, http://www.usc.edu/dept/chemistry/loker/
Saban Research Institute, CHLA, Faculty Research Affiliate
 

Publications

Journal Article

Pennington-Boggio, M. K., Conley, B. L., Richmond, M. G., Williams, T. J. (2014). Synthesis, Structure, and Conformational Dynamics of Rhodium and Iridium Complexes of Dimethylbis(2-pyridyl)borate. Polyhedron. Vol. 35, pp. in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2014.05.042.
Boutemy, A., Filho, O. R., Adams, J. D., Williams, T. J. (2014). Adenostoma fasciculatum, California Chamise, Chemistry and Use in Skin Conditions. Integr. Med. Int.. Vol. 1, pp. 25-31. DOI: 10.1159/000362630.
Krylova, V. A., Djurovich, P. I., Conley, B. L., Haiges, R., Whited, M., Williams, T. J., Thompson, M. E. (2014). Control of Emission Colour with N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Ligands in Phosphorescent Three-Coordinate Cu(I) Complexes. Chem. Commun.. Vol. 50, pp. in press. DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02037E.
Celaje, J. A., Pennington-Boggio, M. K., Flaig, R. W., Williams, T. J. (2014). Synthesis and Characterization of Dimethyldi(2-pyridyl)borate Nickel(II) Complexes: A Unimolecular Square Planar to Square Planar Rotation Around Nickel(II). Organometallics. Vol. 33, pp. ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/om500173j.
Li, V., Ghang, Y., Hooley, R. J., Williams, T. J. (2014). Non-Covalent Self Assembly Controls the Relaxivity of Bound Gd Complexes. Chemical Communications. Vol. 50, pp. 1375-1377. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48389D.
Lu, Z., Williams, T. J. (2014). A Dual Site Catalyst for Mild, Selective Nitrile Reduction. Chemical Communications. Vol. 50, pp. 5391-5393. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47384H.
Li, V., Chang, A. Y., Williams, T. J. (2013). A Noncovalent, Fluoroalkyl Coating Monomer for Phosphonate-Covered Nanoparticles. Tetrahedron. pp. 7741-7745. DOI:10.1016/j.tet.2013.05.
Dawsey, A. C., Hathaway, K. L., Kim, S., Williams, T. J. (2013). Introductory Chemistry: A Molar Relaxivity Experiment in the High School Classroom. J. Chem. Educ.. Vol. 90, pp. 922-925. DOI: 10.1021/ed3006902.
Fontaine, P., Wong, V., Williams, T. J., Garcia, C., Adams, J. D. (2013). Chemical Composition and Antinociceptive Activity of California Sagebrush (Artemisia Californica). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy. Vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-11. DOI 10.5897/JPP11.053.
Lu, Z., Malinoski, B., Flores, A. V., Guess, D., Conley, B., Williams, T. J. (2012). Alcohol Dehydrogenation with a Dual Site Ruthenium, Boron Catalyst Occurs at Ruthenium. Catalysts. Vol. 2, pp. 412-421. DOI:10.3390/catal2040412.
Lu, Z., Conley, B. L., Williams, T. J. (2012). [Cover] A Three-Stage Mechanistic Model for Ammonia–Borane Dehydrogenation by Shvo’s Catalyst. Organometallics. Vol. 31, pp. 6705–6714. DOI: 10.1021/om300562d.
Pennington-Boggio, M. K., Conley, B. L., Williams, T. J. (2012). A Ruthenium-Catalyzed Coupling of Alkynes with 1,3-Diketones. J. Organometallic Chem.. Vol. 716, pp. 6-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2012.05.017.
Dawsey, A. C., Li, V., Hamilton, K. C., Jianmei, W., Williams, T. J. (2012). Copper-Catalyzed Oxidation of Azolines to Azoles. Dalton Trans.. Vol. 41, pp. 7994-8002. DOI: 10.1039/c2dt00025c.
Wu, X., Boz, E., Sirkis, A. M., Chang, A. Y., Williams, T. J. (2012). Synthesis and Phosphate Binding of Guanidine-Functionalized Fluorinated Amphiphiles. J. Fluorine Chem.. Vol. 135, pp. 195-218. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluchem.2011.12.011.
Conley, B. L., Guess, D., Williams, T. J. (2011). A Robust, Air-Stable, Reusable Ruthenium Catalyst for Dehydro-genation of Ammonia Borane. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. Vol. 133, pp. 14212-14215. DOI: 10.1021/ja909858a.
Williams, T. J., Kershaw, A. D., Li, V., Wu, X. (2011). An Inversion Recovery NMR Experiment. J. Chem. Ed.. Vol. 88 (5), pp. 665-669. DOI: 10.1021/ed1006822.
Conley, B. L., Williams, T. J. (2011). Dual Site Catalysts for Hydride Manipulation. Comments Inorg. Chem.. (32), pp. 195-218. DOI:10.1080/02603594.2011.642087.
Conley, B. L., Williams, T. J. (2010). Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane by Shvo’s Catalyst. Chem. Commun.. (46), pp. 4815-4817. DOI: 10.1039/C003157G.
Conley, B. L., Williams, T. J. (2010). Thermochemistry and Molecular Structure of a Remarkable Agostic Interaction in a Heterobifunctional Ruthenium-Boron Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. Vol. 132 (6), pp. 1764-1765. DOI: 10.1021/ja909858a.
Conley, B. L., Pennington-Boggio, M. K., Boz, E., Williams, T. J. (2010). Discovery, Applications, and Catalytic Mechanisms of Shvo’s Catalyst. Chem. Rev.. Vol. 110 (4), pp. 2294-2312. DOI: 10.1021/cr9003133.
Thorson, M. K., Klinkel, K. L., Wang, J., Williams, T. J. (2009). Mechanism of Hydride Abstraction by Cyclopentadienone-Ligated Metal Carbonyls (M = Ru, Fe). Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.. (2), pp. 295-302. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200800975.
Williams, T. J., Caffyn, A. J., Hazari, N., Oblad, P. F., Labinger, J. A., Bercaw, J. E. (2008). C—H Bond Activation Mediated by Air-Stable [(diimineMII(OH)]22+ Dimers (M = Pd, Pt). J. Am. Chem. Soc.. Vol. 130, pp. 2418-2419.
Williams, T. J., Labinger, J. A., Bercaw, J. E. (2006). Reactions of Indene and Indoles with Platinum Methyl Cations: Indene C—H Activation, Indole p vs. Nitrogen Lone-Pair Coordination. Organometallics. Vol. 26, pp. 281-287.
Wender, P. A., Paxton, T. J., Williams, T. J. (2006). Rhodium Catalyzed [3+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Cyclopropenones and Alkynes. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. Vol. 128, pp. 14814-14815.
Wender, P. A., Deschamps, N. M., Williams, T. J. (2004). The Intermolecular Dienyl Pauson-Khand Reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. Vol. 43, pp. 3076-3079.
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

United States Patent Application, No. PCT/US2012/044052. Pub. No. WO/2012/178184. Removable Protective Shell for Imaging Agents and Bioactive Substances, 12/27/2012-  
United States Patent Application, No. PCT/US2010/06214. Pub No. WO/2011/079317. Ultrasound-Activated Nanoparticles as Imaging Agents and Drug Delivery Vehicles. , 06/30/2011-  
 

Honors and Awards

NIH/NSF Career Development Award, NSF CAREER Award, 4/1/2011-6/30/2016  
NIH/NSF Career Development Award, NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, 7/2005-7/2007  
Eli Lilly Graduate Research Fellowship, 2003-2004   
Stanford Centennial Teaching Award, 2003-2004   
California Institute of Technology ASCIT Teaching Award, 1997-1998   
 
 
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