Professor of chemistry
areas of expertise: inorganic radical chemistry, activation of small molecules including dinitrogen and the nitrogen oxides, development of new synthetic methods for inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, main group chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, reaction mechanisms
Christopher “Kit” Colin Cummins benefited from formative undergraduate research experiences in the laboratories of Professors Susan E. Kegley, James P. Collman and Peter T. Wolczanski, of Middlebury College, Stanford University and Cornell University, respectively.
He graduated from the latter institution with an AB in 1989. He then undertook graduate studies in inorganic chemistry under the direction of Professor Richard R. Schrock at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he obtained his PhD in 1993 with a thesis titled Synthetic Investigations Featuring Amidometallic Complexes. Also in 1993, he joined the chemistry faculty at MIT as an assistant professor, and in 1996 he was promoted to his current rank of professor.
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