Murray to join UF as Assistant Professor

“Leslie Murray received B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Swarthmore College. Subsequently, he pursued a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry under the direction of Stephen Lippard at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied dioxygen activation at the diiron active site in toluene/o-xylene monooxygenase. His post-doctoral research under Jeffrey Long at the University of California, Berkeley has focused on the synthesis and design of metal-organic frameworks for gas storage/separation applications. His independent research at the University of Florida will focus on transporting the biological mechanisms/principles to small molecule reactivity and materials chemistry.”