David A. Shultz, Principal Investigator
David A. Shultz was born in Harrisburg, PA.  He earned a B.A. degree in chemistry from Shippensburg University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Prof. Marye Anne Fox.  He conducted postdoctoral research in the Dougherty group at the California Institute of Technology from 1989-1992.  Subsequently, David accepted a faculty position at NC State University in Raleigh, NC where he is now Professor of Chemistry.

Prof. David Shultz Curriculum Vitae


Anil Reddy Marri, Postdoctoral Researcher

Anil Reddy Marri was born in India. He earned a Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India in 2014, where he was involved in synthesis and characterization of organic- as well as metal organic- (mainly Ru) molecules for materials chemistry applications (e.g., n-DSSCs and OSCs). He then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of East Anglia, UK from 2015-2017 (Marie-Curie Fellowship-nanoCuI for p-DSSC). Subsequently, he moved to the University of Lorraine, France as a senior postdoctoral researcher (2019-2021), where he was involved in design, synthesis, and characterization of Fe(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes for n-DSSCs.
In November, 2021, he joined the Shultz group at NC State University, where he is involved in synthesis and characterization of stable biradical complexes of platinum(II).


Vivek Mishra, Postdoctoral Researcher

Vivek was born and raised in India. He received his PhD (DAAD-Sandwich Model Scholarship) in Organic Chemistry from Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany in 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Martin E. Maier. There, he worked on C–H-Activation, organocatalysis, and natural product synthesis. Subsequently he joined the group of Prof. Minnaard as a postdoc to work on the synthesis & modification of “Tuberculosis Antigens.” After successful completion of his postdoc (3 years) he played a key role (Senior Research Scientist) in a spin off “TBCeratin BV, Netherlands” as a joint venture of University of Groningen and Kinetic Evaluation Instruments BV to search for cost effective diagnostic solutions. Thereafter, he joined a multinational company Piramal Pharma Ltd Ahmedabad on a position of Team Lead (Senior Research Scientist) and managed a team of 7-9 scientist on drug discovery programs. Recently, he joined group of Prof. David Shultz at NCSU as a postdoctoral research associate to explore the electron spin polarization of radical-appended metal complexes.


Paul Miller, 2nd-year Graduate Student

Paul Miller was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC in 2017, where he was involved in the research of sulfonated azo dyes, and the aggregation patterns of P3HT. He also earned his Masters in Chemistry at the University of Virginia in 2019, where he investigated the synthesis of novel main group heterocycles.

Paul joined the Shultz group in November of 2020. His work in the group involves the synthesis of donor-bridge-acceptor biradicals with tunable bridges to investigate the bridge’s role in electronic coupling as it controls current flow in single-molecule electronic devices.


Andre Noguiera, 1st-year Graduate Student

Andre Nogueira was born in Brazil. He earned a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2021, where he was involved in the research of valence tautomerism and molecular magnetism. Andre joined the Shultz group in January of 2022. He is currently involved in synthesis and characterization of stable radical complexes of platinum(II).


Former Group Members

Zack Allen (MS 2022): Minerva Lithium LLC, Greensboro, NC

Riley Stephenson (Undergraduate Researcher 2018-2021): Graduate student, Duke University, Durham, NC

Patrick Hewitt (PhD 2020; Postdoc 2020-2021): Research Chemist, UES, Inc., Dayton, OH

David Scammon (PhD 2020): QC Scientist, Lonza Biologics, Portsmouth, NH

David Daley (PhD 2019):  Senior scientist, Phitonex, Durham, NC

Nathan Rivers (MS 2019): Process Development Engineer, Cree Lighting, Durham, NC

Jinyuan Zhang (PhD 2016): Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Chemistry 

Chris Tichnell (PhD 2015): Product Development Chemist, Dyna-Tech, Fairmont, WV

Dan Stasiw (PhD 2015): New Technology/Process Introduction Manager, Wolfspeed, Durham, NC

Geoff Lewis (PhD 2012): Self-employed, Hillsborough, NC

Rob Schmidt (PhD 2010): Research Scientist, Cree Lighting, Durham, NC

Tashni-Ann Dubroy (PhD 2007): COO, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Linda Ogallo (MS 2006): Climate Change Adaptation Expert, IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Candice Brannen (PhD 2006): Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Development and Program Leadership, Precision Biosciences, Inc., Durham, NC

Sofi Bin-Salamon (PhD 2005): Program Officer, AFOSR, Arlington, VA

Rosario Fico (PhD 2005): Senior Scientist, Merck, NJ

Jessica (Queen) Bousquet (MS 2004): Lab Manager, Sensors Safety, Inc., Clayton, NC

Joe Sloop (PhD 2003): Professor and Department Chair, Georgia Gwinnett College, Norcross, GA

Mary Klein (MS 2003): Travel Agency Owner, Pittsburgh, PA

Scot Bodnar (PhD 2002): Global Innovation Manager, Hydrates at Clariant, Houston, TX

Chris Mussari (MS 2001): Chemist, Pfizer

Kevin Gwaltney (PhD 1999): Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Kay Sandberg (PhD 1998): Teaching Professor, NC State University

Martha Hollomon (PhD 1998): Adjunct Professor, Delaware Technical and Community College, Wilmington, DE

Andy Boal (MS 1998): Product Manager, De Nora Water Technologies, Longmont, CO

John Kitchin (BS 1995): Professor, Carnegie-Mellon ChemE, Pittsburgh, PA

Greg Tew (BS 1995): Professor, UMass Polymer Science, Amherst, MA

Debbie Driscoll (MS 1995): Chemist, Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO