Adam S. Veige

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University of Florida Department of Chemistry PO Box 117200 Gainesville FL 32611 CLB 412B
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Biographical Info


Our research group is primarily interested in the design, synthesis, isolation, and characterization of novel inorganic molecules. Our efforts are concentrated towards building new complexes that either model or affect new small molecule transformations relevant to the industrial sector. We undertake detailed mechanistic studies in order to uncover subtle details of catalytic processes in hopes of building upon or challenging current models of molecular structure, periodic trends, reactivity, and bonding.


Students will become experts in the art of air-sensitive molecular manipulations that require the careful use of ultra-high vacuum-line and inert glove-box techniques. Students will become familiar with a variety of spectroscopic methods. One- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography will be applied extensively.


We hope our work will reveal new catalytic transformations that convert inexpensive commodity or feedstock compounds into higher value products for upstream use in specialty chemical synthesis, polymer synthesis, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. We expect to build new molecules that defend or challenge current mechanistic models.

On April 13, 2017, the University of Florida Research Foundation named Professor Adam Veige as one of 34 UFRF Professors for 2017-2020. UF recognizes faculty members for having distinguished current records of research and strong research agendas likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

In August, 2017, Professor Adam Veige was awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for Research in Japan. Researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible for this fellowship. Japanese researchers who wish to host overseas researchers in Japan can submit applications. Dr. Veige was nominated by his host researcher, Yasuyuki Tezuka, of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Their research theme was, “Precision Designing of Cyclic Polymers for Innovative Soft Materials.”

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