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Welcome to the Donald A. Watson Research Group.

Our research explores new transition metal catalysts for organic chemistry. We are developing new reactions for use in both organic synthesis and energy storage. Please visit our research page for more details on our current projects.

Group News:

The Watson Group has been awarded a $1.47 million dollar NIH R01 Grant to investigate transition metal catalysted reactions of nitroalkanes!

Congratulations to Sara for her recent JACS paper regarding vinyl silyl ether formation using the silyl-Heck reaction! Read More.

DAW has received an NSF CAREER Award for Silyl-Heck Chemistry. Read more.

DAW has recieved 2013 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Reseach Corporation. Read more.