Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Keith R. Hermann

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Elgin, IL

Joined group: 2014

Left group: 2016


BS in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University (2009)
PhD in Chemistry from Ohio State University (2014)


7. Hermann, K., Pratumyot, Y., Polen, S., Hardin, A., Dalkilic, E., Dastan, A.M, and Badjić, J.D (2015). Twisted Baskets. Chemistry - A European Journal, 21(3), 3550-3555.

6. Hermann, K., Ruan, Y., Hardin, A. M., Hadad, C. M., & Badjić, J. D. (2015). Gated Molecular Baskets. Chemical Society Reviews, 44, 500-514.

5. Hermann, K., Nakhla, M., Gallucci, J., Dalkilic, E., Dastan, A., & Badjić, J. D. (2013). A Molecular Claw: A Dynamic Cavitand Host. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52(43), 1131311316.

4. Hermann, K., Sardini, S., Ruan, Y., Yoder, R. J., Chakraborty, M., Vyas, S, Hadad, C.M., & Badjić, J. D. (2013). Method for the Preparation of Derivatives of Heptiptycene: Toward Dual-Cavity Baskets. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78(7), 29842991.

3. Hermann, K., Turner, D. A., Hadad, C. M., & Badjić, J. D. (2012). An Acid-Catalyzed Cyclialkylation that Provides Rapid Access to a Twisted Molecular Basket. Chemistry A European Journal, 18(27), 83018305.

2. Hermann, K., Rieth, S., Taha, H. A., Wang, B.-Y., Hadad, C. M., & Badjić, J. D. (2012). On the Mechanism of Action of Gated Molecular Baskets: The Synchronicity of the Revolving Motion of Gates and in/out Trafficking of Guests. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 8, 9099.

1. Rieth, S., Hermann, K., Wang, B.-Y., & Badjić, J. D. (2011). Controlling the Dynamics of Molecular Encapsulation and Gating. Chemical Society Reviews, 40(3), 16091622.


I was born and raised in Elgin, IL, and now have migrated home for my postdoctoral studies. I completed my Ph.D at Ohio State working under Professor Jovica Badjić on the development of new supramolecular architectures and look to continue using new architectural design elements to solve complex molecular problems in the Stoddart group.


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