Professor Robert J. Comito will start at the University of Houston in August 2018. The Comito Laboratory seeks to develop new catalytic methods to address longstanding challenges in complex molecule and polymer synthesis. Our interests include living olefin polymerization and the selective oxidative functionalization of complex molecules. As a distinct approach, we will investigate main group organometallic chemistry as the basis for new and synthetically useful catalysis, with a particular interest in reactions and substrates underserved by transition metal catalysis. Projects will be available for students specializing in organic, polymer, or inorganic chemistry. Interested candidates at the graduate student or postdoctoral level should contact Robert Comito by email."