Dr. Thomas Gianetti

Thomas is an Assistant professor at the University of Arizona since September 2017. He was born in Marseille, south of France, where he did his initial education. After high school, he moved to Lyon where he graduated from CPE Lyon, engineering school in France, with a bachelor and master degree in chemistry and chemical engineering. He then pursued his PhD studies at the University of California, Berkeley, under the guidance of Profs John Arnold and Bob Bergman,  followed by a post-doctoral position at the ETH Zürich with Prof Grützmacher. During his career, he has acquired strong expertise in inorganic and organic chemistry, from synthesis to characterization, as well as homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. 


2021            Thieme Chemistry Journal Award 

2019            American Chemical Society, Doctoral New Investigator Award

2018            University of Arizona, RDI Faculty seed award              

2017            Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – Young Researcher

2015-2017   ETH Postdoctoral/Independent Researcher Fellowship

2012            Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

2010            Howard W. Crandall Fellowship

2007            Glaxo Smith Klein Organic Synthesis Award

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Dr. Thomas Gianetti

Principal Investigator


Dr. Liangyong Mei

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Aslam Shaikh

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Jules Moutet

Postdoctoral Researcher


Jose Veleta

Graduate Student

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Mubarak Hossein

Graduate Student


Rajeswari Das

Graduate Student

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David Mills

Graduate Student


Savannah Stull

Graduate Student


Ramandeep Kaur

Graduate Student