Thomas Gianetti*

Assistant Professor Accepting Students

Thomas Gianetti*

Assistant Professor Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments

  • B.S and M.Sc., 2009, CPE Lyon, France

  • Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Berkeley

  • Postdoctorate Fellow, 2014 - 2017, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • Assistant Professor, 2017, University of Arizona

Awards and Honors

  • ETH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015 -2017

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2012

  • Howard W. Crandall Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2010

  • Glaxo Smith Klein Organic Synthesis Award, CPE Lyon, 2007

Research Specialties: Chemical Reaction Dynamics/Kinetics/Interactions​, Energy Science, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, Synthesis/Synthetic Methods Development, Theory, Modeling, and Simulation


Our research targets the synthesis of novel organometallic species, through ligand design, that will tackle the most challenging reactions of our century. On one hand, novel species that involve metal - carbocation Z interaction, and late – late transition metal bimetallic will be synthesized, studied at the fundamental level and used as homogeneous catalyst for CO2 conversion, N2 and CH activations. On the other hand, new methodology in anode synthesis will be developed in order to obtain highly effective and well-defined electrodes for energy production using Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells. Read More.

Faculty Tenure Track Faculty Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry