Welcome to the Newman Lab

We are a group of synthetic chemists at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) interested in developing new reactions and processes for application in the pharmaceutical, fine, and bulk chemical industries. We combine our fundamental understanding of chemical reactivity with modern technologies such as homogeneous catalysis, high throughput reaction screening, and flow chemistry to discover new knowledge and design more efficient chemical processes.  Researchers interested in joining the group should contact Steve directly at stephen.newman@uottawa.ca.


Sept 8, 2020 We welcome lots of new team members. Piers St-Onge and August Sibthorpe join the group as graduate students. Casey Lenart, Jonathan Buiel, Maxwell Bezaire join the group as honours thesis students. Good luck in your studies!

July 6, 2020 With the University partially re-opening, we finally get to welcome new undergraduate students Karen and Jean-Danick to the lab. Welcome to the team!

Apr 22, 2020 Adam, Parkash, and Yanlong's work on exhaustive reduction of  methyl esters is published in JACS. We virtually say goodbye to our excellent undergraduates Haydn, Katie, Rama, and Jonathan who finished their term projects.

Apr 1, 2020 Congratulations to Ryan, who smoothly defends his PhD thesis over Zoom. His most recent work on streamlining kinetic analysis in flow is published in JOC.

Feb 21, 2020 Our group mourns the loss of PhD student Saeed Kashani, who was killed on Ukraine Airline Flight 752 in Iran. Saeed's most recent paper on uncovering homogeneous conditions for C-N coupling is published in OPRD.

Dec 9, 2019 Eric S. wins a QOMSBOC poster prize. Adam wins a Tito Scaiano Scholarship. Saeed, Adam, and Ryan all have new pre-prints available on ChemRxiv. Congrats to all!