Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Kaushik Patel

Graduate Student

Hometown: Manchester, United Kingdom

Joined group: 2004

Left group: 2009


M.Sc. Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles

Graduate Work Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

B.Sc. Chemistry w/ Honors Mercer University, Macon, GA


[1] Dichtel, W. R.; Miljanic, O. S.; Zhang, W.; Spruell, J. M.; Patel, K.; Aprahamian, I.; Heath, J. R.; Stoddart, J. F. "Kinetic and Thermodynamic Approaches for the Efficient Formation of Mechanical Bonds," Acc. Chem. Res. 2008, ASAP Article.

[2] Patel, K.; Miljanic, O. S.; Stoddart, J. F. "Iodide-catalysed Self-assembly of Donor-acceptor [3]catenanes," Chem. Commun. 2008, 18531855.
*Highlighted as the Cover Page of the Issue

[3] Angelos, S.; Yang, Y.; Patel, K.; Stoddart, J. F.; Zink, J. I. "pH-Responsive Supramolecular Nanovalves Based on Cucurbit[6]uril Pseudorotaxanes," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 22222226.

[4] Patel, K.; Angelos, S.; Dichtel, W. R.; Coskun, A.; Yang, Y.; Zink, J. I.; Stoddart, J. F. "Enzyme-Responsive Snap-Top Covered Silica Nanocontainers," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 23822383.

[5] Leung, K. C.-F.; Mendes, P. M.; Magonov, S. N.; Northrop, B. H.; Kim, S.; Patel, K.; Flood, A. H.; Tseng, H.-R.; Stoddart, J. F.; "Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Dendronized Polymers: Reversible Control of the Polymer Architectures through Acid-Base Reactions," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 1070710715.

[6] Januszko, A.; Glab, K. L.; Kaszynski, P.; Patel, K.; Lewis, R. A.; Mehl, G. H.; Wand, M. D.; "The Effect of Carborane, Bicyclo[2.2.2]octane and Benzene on Mesogenic and Dielectric Properties of Laterally Fluorinated Three-ring Mesogens." J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 31833192.

[7] Moore, D. E.; Patel, K.; "Q-CdS Photoluminescence Activation on Zn2+ and Cd2+ Salt Introduction," Langmuir 2001, 17 (8), 25412544.


One might say that I am quite a bit of a nomad. After graduating from high school in the UK, I pursued my Bachelors of Science at Mercer University in Macon, GA. I dabbled in many research topics from strained organic molecule synthesis to inorganic particle synthesis.

In 2002, I began graduate studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN working on organic liquid crystalline materials for use in optical display applications. It was at Vanderbilt that I developed a passion for teaching, which has grown stronger ever since.

I transferred to UCLA in 2004 in pursuit of more active and exciting science and it was here that I encountered the incredible research activities of the Stoddart Group. I made the move with Fraser to Northwestern University in November 2007 and have enjoyed the transition greatly (aside from the little thing called weather).

Outside of the lab, I am a huge fan of German cars, BMW in particular. I love to listen to symphonies especially when John Williams is playing! I am fascinated by the Egyptian culture and the rich history that is associated with it so hopefully the future holds a trip to Egypt in the future, with my wonderful and supportive wife Nancy.

Nancy and I recently tied the knot on Oct 12th 2008 here at Northwestern University!


Copyright 2009 Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group. All rights reserved.

Designed by Hussam Khatib

2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Phone: +1-847-491-3793
Fax: +1-847-491-1009