Gaël Ung

Associate Professor


Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, 2013-2016

Ph.D, University of California, San Diego, 2009-2013

M.Sc., Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2008-2009

Diplôme d’ingénieur, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Paris, France, 2006-2009


Gaël grew up in France. After obtaining his degrees from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, he decided to take a big leap and moved to the US to join the research group of Prof. Guy Bertrand at the University of California, Riverside. He studied the design and synthesis of mesoionic carbenes, as well as various main-group and organometallic species. Following the laboratory, Gaël moved to the University of California, San Diego where he graduated in 2013. He decided that small moves were enjoyable and joined the group of Prof. Jonas C. Peters at Caltech. There, he studied low-coordinate and low-valent Fe and Co complexes for nitrogen and carbon dioxide reduction. He moved across country and joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut in 2016, breaking the cycle of small moves.

Gaël enjoys building things, from molecules to Legos. He also likes cooking, playing soccer and trying to win at go.


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