Kyle M. Lancaster



The Lancaster Group employs synthesis, biochemistry, and a broad range of spectroscopic methods––with an emphasis on synchrotron-based core spectroscopies––to explore reactivity mediated by transition metal complexes and metalloenzymes. The group currently focuses on transformations pertinent to the biogeochemical nitrogen cycle and to C–H functionalization.

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Awards and Honors

  • 2024 Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry Early Career Award
  • 2023 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2022 Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez Distinguished Teaching Prize
  • 2019 National Fresenius Award – Phi Lambda Upsilon/American Chemical Society
  • 2018 Kavli Fellow – National Academy of Sciences
  • 2018 Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry Mentor
  • 2018 Paul Saltman Award – Gordon Research Conferences, Metals in Biology
  • 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2015 Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award
  • 2013 Forbes 30 Under 30: Science and Health
  • 2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Nitrogen Cycle

Transition Metal Electronic Structure/X-ray Spectroscopy


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