All photography provided by Andrew L. Korich

The Korich Research Group at Grand Valley State University takes a multidisciplinary approach to preparing, examining and assessing the outcomes of boron-initiated reactions.  This includes re-examining older organic transformations and applying what we've learned towards the development of new reactions.  


My Mission

I am fully committed to the teacher – scholar model where research becomes part of the educational process.  Research experiences provide valuable technical skills for all science majors.  Additionally, research play a vital role in developing self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and increase a student’s ability to communicate science.  Undergraduates researchers in my group learn fundamental laboratory skills and modern techniques.  Projects are interdisciplinary and touch on elements of organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, and various spectroscopic techniques including NMR, UV-vis, fluorescence, HPLC and GCMS.