Myoung-Geun (Andrea) Song
Post-doctoral Fellow

Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
311 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400

Phone: 404.385.2300
Fax:  404.894.9085



Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry
University of Nevada, Reno, August 2012.
Advisor: Robert S. Sheridan

Master of Science, Chemistry
Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, February 2000.
Advisor: Yong-Tae Park

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, February 1998.


Feb. 2012 ~ Present
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Techmology
Advisor: Charles L. Liotta / Co-advisor: Charles A. Eckert

March 2000 ~ April 2005
Research Scientist
Daesang Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea


University of Nevada, Reno
Synthesis of diazirine derivatives
Matrix isolation and characterization of carbenes using IR, UV, and EPR spectroscopy
Computational studies
Matrix Isolation of nitroxyl (HNO)
Supervised four undergraduates

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Synthesis and photochemical reactions of heterocyclic compounds
Nd – YAG Laser flash photolysis of aryl halides

Daesang Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea 2000 ~ 2005
Process development of Aspartame
Process development of Biotin (Vitamin H)
Process development of unnatural amino acids and peptides
Synthesis of 1,2-epoxy-3-amino-phenylbutane
Process development of 7-aminopenicillanic acid
Processes monitor using HPLC and GC
Synthetic pilot plant operation up to 250 L scale


Teaching Assistant
University of Nevada, Reno
2005 ~ 2007 and Fall 2009

Teaching Assistant
Kyungpook National University
1998 and Spring 1999


  1. Song, M.-G.; Sheridan, R. S., “Ortho Substitution Effects in Aryl(trifluoromethyl) carbenes.”, Manuscript in preparation.
  2. Song, M.-G.; Sheridan, R. S., “Regiochemical Substituent Switching of Spin States in Aryl(trifluoromethyl)-carbenes.”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 19688.
  3. Song, M.-G.; Sheridan, R. S., “Effects of CF3 Groups and Charged Substituents on Singlet Carbene Stabilities – a DFT Study.”, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2011, 24, 889.
  4. Park, Y.-T.; Song, M.-G.; Kim, M.-S.; Kwon, J.-H., “Photoinduced Intramolecular Substitution Reaction of Aryl Halide with Carbonyl Oxygen of Amide Group.”, Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2002, 23, 1208.


  1. Song, M.-G.; Sheridan, R. S. Ortho Substitution Effects in Aryl(trifluoromethyl)carbenes. 33rd Reaction Mechanisms Conference 2010. Amherst, MA.
  2. Song, M.-G.; Sheridan, R. S. Aryl(trifluoromethyl)carbenes: Spin Switching by Substitution Effects. 32nd Reaction Mechanisms Conference 2008. Chapel Hill, NC
  3. Song, M.-G.; Bradley, J. M.; Zhang, L. Tandem Au-catalyzed 3,3-rearrangement-[3 + 2] cycloaddition of propargylic 3-indoleacetates. 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA


University of Nevada, Reno 2008 ~ 2009 Chemistry Graduate Student Association (CGSA) President

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