His research interests include synthetic methodology, supramolecular chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Ultimately his goal after graduate school is to teach and do further research at the university level and to be a mentor to young minds.
He is known in the group and to most of his students as a “fountain of absolutely useless information”.
In April 2022 he defended his dissertation entitled “Wading through the spectrum of wetness: Tailored solvation of weakly hydrated pockets”, and graduated with a PhD in May 2022. As of Fall 2022 he is a post-doctoral fellow in the Urbach Group at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
08, Suating, P.; Ernst, N.E.; Alagbe, B.D.; Skinner, H.A.; Mague, J.T.; Ashbaugh, H.S.; Gibb, B.C. On the Nature of Guest Complexation in Water: Triggered Wetting-Water-Mediated Binding, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2022, 126 (16), 3150–3160. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c00628
07, Ashbaugh, H.S.; Gibb, B.C.; Suating, P. Cavitand Complexes in Aqueous Solution: Collaborative Experimental and Computational Studies of the Wetting, Assembly, and Function of Nanoscopic Bowls in Water, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021, 125 (13), 3253–3268. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c11017
06, Suating, P.; Nguyen, T.T.; Ernst, N.E.; Wang, Y.; Jordan, J.H.; Gibb, C.L.D.; Ashbaugh, H.S.; Gibb, B.C. Proximal charge effects on guest binding to a non-polar pocket, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11 (14), 3656–3663. DOI: 10.1039/c9sc06268h
05, Kumar, R.; Sharma, A.; Singh, H.; Suating, P.; Kim, H.S.; Sunwoo, K.; Shim, I.; Gibb, B.C.; Kim, J.S. Revisiting Fluorescent Calixarenes: From Molecular Sensors to Smart Materials, Chem. Rev., 2019, 119 (16), 9657–9721. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.8b00605
04, Varjosaari, S.E.; Skrypai, V.; Suating, P.; Hurley, J.J.M.; DeLio, A.M.; Gilbert, T.M.; Adler, M.J. Simple Metal-Free Direct Reductive Amination Using Hydrosilatrane to Form Secondary and Tertiary Amines, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2017, 359, 1872–1878. DOI: 10.1002/adsc.201700079
03, Varjosaari, S.E.; Skrypai, V.; Suating, P.; Hurley, J.J.M.; Gilbert, T.M.; Adler, M.J. 1-Hydrosilatrane: A Locomotive for Efficient Ketone Reductions, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2017, 229–232. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201601256
02, Varjosaari, S.E.; Suating, P.; Adler, M.J. One-Pot Synthesis of O-Aryl Carbamates, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 43–47. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560726
01, Varjosaari, S.E.; Hess, J.P.; Suating, P.; Price, J.M.; Gilbert, T.M.; Adler, M.J. Stereoelectronics of Silyloxybenzoic Acids, Tetrahedron Lett., 2015, 56(4), 642–645. DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.12.013