Welcome to the Gaspar Research Group's Homepage!

We are mechanistic organic/main group chemists, and much of our work is near the borderline between organic and inorganic chemistry.  Our group synthesizes precursors for reactive intermediates and authentic samples of products.  Computational modeling of reaction systems by electronic structure calculations and by kinetic simulations plays an important role in our work and has helped us to magnify the effectiveness of our mechanistic studies.

Position(s) Available: Graduate Students & Postdoc.


We are seeking 1-2 new graduate students for the upcoming 2015-2016 year.

A postdoc position is immediately available at the moment. Please contact Professor Peter Gaspar at gaspar@wustl.edu to apply directly or ask for further details.

Location: Louderman 542     Phone: (314) 935-6590

News Updates


June 2015

A brand new uni-station glovebox was setup. 

February 2015

Sophia Koziatek has succesfully defended her thesis on February 23rd 2015. Congratulations, Dr Koziatek. And best wishes to your new position in college teaching. 

February 2015

The Gaspar Group is glad to welcome a new member. Undergrad James Wang has joined the group on February 3rd. Welcome James!

September 2014

We are getting a brand new Glovebox this Fall!

August 2014.

Welcome to the newest Washington University Chemistry Graduate Students.  Stop by our lab in Louderman 542 to say hello.

The Gaspar Group launches its new website!

July 2014

Peter R. completed the STARs program. Good job and congratulations Peter!

July 2014

Dr. Fengrui Qu has joined the group as a PostDoc. Welcome!

June 2014

Dr. James Korang finished his 2nd year as a PostDoc and has recently obtained Chemist position in Ghana. Congratulations and good luck with your new position James!

May 2014

Congratulations to Michael Boucher on graduating from Washington University and his acceptance into the doctoral program at Cornell University.