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Louis Messerle, Sc.B, Chemistry; Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry

Secondary Appointment
Visiting Faculty Member
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Radiology

Contact Information

Primary Office
E457 Chemistry Building
Iowa City, IA 52242


Born Jersey City, NJ. Raised in and attended schools in Linden NJ. Attended Brown University in undergraduate studies, with summer research at Columbia University, graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and postdoctoral studies at The University of Michigan including three years in the Michigan Society of Fellows.


Other, Chemistry, Brown University
PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Scholar, Organometallic Chemistry, The University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Organometallic Chemistry, The University of Michigan

Research Summary

Synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry, particularly of the early transition metals and early actinides in lower oxidation states and with metal-metal covalent bonds. Metal cluster chemistry of the third-row early transition metals for diagnostic imaging. Polynuclear chemistry of the lanthanides and bismuth for diagnostic imaging.