Previous Research

Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (2011-2015)

Developed new reactions that employed the generation of cyanocarbenes from hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates (HIAT)

Contributed to the total synthesis of clinprost and was involved with the study of a novel Pd-catalyzed decarboxylation process

Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Florida (2005-2010)

Synthesized nonadentate ligands for the purpose of selective nuclear waste extraction between lanthanides and actinides

Calculated the electronic structures of lanthanide and actinide complexes to show preferential ligand binding to the radially extended 5f orbitals of the actinides over the 4f orbitals of lanthanides

BS in Chemistry, BA in Mathematics at East Carolina University (2001-2005)

Computational chemistry project that demonstrated the drawbacks of using QM/MM methods to elucidate the mechanism of a Rh-catalyzed hydroacylation reaction

Teaching

Besides being a TA at East Carolina University and at the University of Florida, I have taught classes at Guilford Technical Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and now at Adelphi University. Below is a list of the classes I have been the instructor for.

  • Introductory Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry Applied to Drug Design

Service

I have often been referred to as Dr. Demo by my students (and just so we are clear, that stands for Demonstration, not Demolition). I have a fervent belief that chemical demonstrations are the best way to reach the heart of a budding scientist. Demonstrations turn those difficult, and sometimes boring, chemical equations into memorable, spectacular displays.

Since I was 16 years old, I have been performing chemical demonstrations to anyone willing to watch me. I am currently continuing this form of scientific public outreach by being the advisor for the Chemistry Club at Adelphi University, volunteering to be a science fair judge for events like the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, as well as other chemical demonstration activities.

Shortly after I started my career at Adelphi University in the Fall of 2015, I became the organizer of the both the March and Dakin Lectures. These lecture series bring the best scientists in the nation to Adelphi for a day to talk about their research and how they got to where they are. During these events, our undergraduates have had the opportunity to take Nobel Prize winners to lunch and dinner, and get to ask them questions in a comfortable setting during our weekly chemistry seminar.

Curriculum Vitae

Ivan Fabe Dempsey Hyatt, Ph.D.

Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY 11530-0701

516-877-4151, ihyatt@adelphi.edu

Education

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Spring 2011-Fall 2015, Advisor: Dr. Mitchell P. Croatt

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Fall 2005 - Fall 2010, GPA: 3.67, Advisor: Dr. Michael J. Scott

B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Mathematics, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Fall 2001-Spring 2005, GPA: 3.32, Advisor: Dr. Andrew L. Sargent

Professional Experience

FULL-TIME

Adelphi University

Assistant Professor, 2015- present

  • Teaching Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mentoring undergraduate researcher
  • Researching the reactivity of hypervalent iodine
  • Writing publications and grants

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-2015

  • Studied the formation of cyanocarbenes using hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates (HIAT)
  • Handled air sensitive, toxic and explosive compounds (organotin, azides, and hypervalent iodine)
  • Maintained the glovebox and solvent system
  • Operated and trained researchers in the use of the ReactIR and ReactIR software
  • Writing and editing of publications and grants
  • Maintained capillary NMR and associated autosampler hardware

University of Florida

Ph.D., 2005-2010

  • Performed multi-step synthesis of nonadentate organic ligands used to complex lanthanides
  • Certified to handle radioactive material
  • Extensively used Molecular Mechanics, Semi-Empirical, ab initio and DFT computational programs
  • Used analytical techniques such as IR, MS, 2D NMR
  • Experienced in using UV-Vis in equilibrium and kinetic studies
  • Trained on cutting and mounting crystals on a goniometer, and basic crystallography
  • Teaching Assistantship (Physical, Organic, Inorganic Chemistry)

East Carolina University

B.S. Chemistry, B.A. Mathematics, 2001-2005

  • Used supercritical water with an analytical project to decompose polyaromatic hydrocarbons
  • Studied rhodium-catalyzed hydroacylation with a computational project
  • Teaching Assistantship for General Chemistry Lab

PART-TIME

Forsyth Technical Community College

Adjunct Professor: Taught Introduction to Chemistry in Summer 2014, Wrote online organic chemistry book chapters for a TAACCT grant

 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Adjunct Professor: Taught General Chemistry 2 in Spring 2014, Taught Organic Chemistry 1 in Summer 2013

 

Guilford Technical Community College

Adjunct Professor: Taught Introduction to Chemistry in Spring 2014

 

Internship at DSM Pharmaceuticals, Greenville, NC, 2002-2003

 

Publications

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Daniel J. Nasrallah, Michael A. Maxwell, A. Christina F. Hairston, Manahil M. Abdalhameed, and Mitchell P. Croatt, Chemical Communications 201551, 5287-5289. Formation and in situ Reactions of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflates to Form Cyanocarbenes

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Daniel J. Nasrallah, Mitchell P. Croatt, Journal of Visualized Experiments 2013, 79, e50886. Synthesis of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflates for the Application of Generating Cyanocarbenes

Emma E. Nagy, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Kristen E. Gettys, Shawn T. Yeazell, Stephen K. Frempong Jr., and Mitchell P. Croatt, Organic Letters 2013, 15, 586-589. Sequential Pd(0)-, Rh(I)-, and Ru(II)-catalyzed Reactions in a Nine-step Synthesis of Clinprost

Gary L. Guillet, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Patrick C. Hillesheim, Khalil A. Abboud, Michael J. Scott, New Journal of Chemistry 2013, 1, 119-131. 1,2,4-Triazine-picolinamide functionalized, nonadentate chelates for the segregation of lanthanides(III) and actinides(III) in biphasic systems

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Maria Elena Meza-Aviña, Mitchell P. Croatt, Synlett 2012, 23, 2869-2874. Alkynes and Azides: Not Just for Click Reactions

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 7511-7514. Reactions of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates with azides: Generation of cyanocarbenes

Seth Dumbris, Dan Denomme, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Khalil Abboud, Lisa McElwee-White, Organometallics 2010, 29, 5252-5256. Synthesis and Electronic Structure of Tetra-η3-phenylpropargylzirconium

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Heather K. Anderson, Andrew T. Morehead Jr., Andrew L. Sargent, Organometallics 2008, 27, 135–147. Mechanism of Rhodium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Hydroacylation: A Computational Study

 

Presentations

Tian Li, Cyrus Mowdawalla, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2016, Reactions of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflate and Trimethylenemethane: Generation of Substituted Diquinanes, Philladelphia, PA. (Poster)

Navindra David, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2016, Synthesis of Asymmetrically Substituted Cycloheptatrienylidene Fluorophores, Philladelphia, PA. (Poster)

Kirandeep Kaur, Marly Medard, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Adelphi University Research Conference, 2016, Synthesis of Asymmetric Cycloheptatrienylidene, Garden City, NY.

Tian Li, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Adelphi University Research Conference, 2016, Reactions of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflate and Trimethylenemethane: Generation of Substituted Diquinanes, Garden City, NY.

Navindra David, Noor Meer, I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Adelphi University Research Conference, 2016, Synthesis of Light-Emitting Fluorophores, Garden City, NY.

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Andrew L. Sargent, Andrew T. Morehead, Mitchell P. Croatt, 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2015, Inter- and intramolecular Decarboxylation of Bis-allylic Esters Lacking Anion-Stabilizing Groups, Boston, MA. (Talk)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Andrew Sargent, Andrew Morehead, Mitchell P. Croatt, 44th National Organic Symposium, June 29th, 2015, Inter- and intramolecular Decarboxylation of Bis-allylic Esters Lacking Anion-Stabilizing Groups, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 66th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2014, The one-pot reaction of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflates, azide, and Cu(OAc)2(dppe) to produce cyanocarbenes, Nashville, TN. (Talk)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, East Carolina University Seminar Series, September 12th, 2014, Synthesis from a Diverse Perspective: From Lanthanides and Actinides to Hypervalent Iodine and Cyanocarbenes, Greenville, NC. (Talk)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2014, In-situ method for the generation and trapping of cyanocarbenes formed from alkynes and azides, San Francisco, CA. (Talk)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2014, In-situ method for the generation and trapping of cyanocarbenes formed from alkynes and azides, San Francisco, CA. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 65th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2013, One-pot Procedure for the Generation of Cyanocarbenes, Atlanta, GA. (Talk)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2013, Reactions of Cyanocarbenes via Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflate Precursors, New Orleans, LA. (Talk)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2012, Reactions of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflates with Azides: Generation of Cyanocarbenes, Raleigh, NC. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2012, Utilization of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflate for the generation of cyanocarbenes, San Diego, CA. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, American Chemical Society Central North Carolina Section 12th Annual Poster and Vendor Night, 2012, Utilization of hypervalent iodonium alkynyl triflate for the generation of cyanocarbenes, Syngenta, Greensboro, NC. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 4th Bi-Annual Chemical Science Symposium, 2011, Utilization of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflates for the Generation of Cyanocarbenes, North Carolina A&T State University, NC. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, 63rd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2011, Utilization of Hypervalent Iodinane Alkynyl Triflate for the Generation of Cyanocarbenes, Richmond, VA. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Mitchell P. Croatt, North Carolina American Chemical Society 125th Sectional Conference, 2011, Utilization of Hypervalent Iodonium Alkynyl Triflates for the Generation of Cyanocarbenes, Raleigh, NC. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Christopher A. Rienas, Michael J. Scott, 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, 2010, Computational and synthetic development of ligands for the selective binding of lanthanides and actinides, Boston, MA. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Andrew L. Sargent, Poster at the East Carolina University Undergraduate Symposium, 2005, Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation: A Computational Study, Greenville, NC. (Poster)

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Andrew L. Sargent, 56th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 2004, Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroacylation: A Computational Study, Raleigh, NC. (Talk)

 

Grants

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Spring 2016, Metal Initiated Aggregation Induced Emission of Asymmetric Cycloheptatrienylidene Substituted Fluorophores, Adelphi Faculty Development Grant

I. F. Dempsey Hyatt, Spring 2016, Vinylidene Carbene Initiated Trimethylenemethane Reactions, Bettelheim Award

 

Science Public Outreach

Fall 2016                 Participated in the Chemistry Day at the NY Hall of Science

Spring 2016                 Science Fair Judge for the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair

Spring 2013                 Science Fair Judge at Greensboro Academy and Cornerstone Charter Academy

Fall 2012                     Chemical demonstrations for the nationally funded program Upward Bound

Fall 2012                     Chemical demonstrations at East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC

Fall 2012                     Appeared on the news, WGHP, to explain explosiveness of trinitrophenol

Spring 2011                 Chemical demonstrations at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, NC

Spring 2009, 2010       Chemical demonstrations at Mebane Middle School in Alachua, FL

 

Awards

  • Bettelheim Award, Adelphi University, 2016
  • Faculty Development Grant, Adelphi University, 2015
  • Selected to attended the Postdoc to Faculty Workshop paid for by the American Chemical Society, Fall Meeting 2014
  • American Institute of Chemists Award for Postdoctoral Fellow, UNCG, 2013
  • American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Grant, University of Florida, 2010
  • Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 2005-2008.

 

Academic and Professional Societies

2002-Present   Member of the American Chemical Society

 

Service

2016-Present               Organizer for the Dakin and March Lectureships

2016-Present               Advisor of Chemistry Club

 

 

Teaching

Fall 2016                     Adelphi University

                                    0106-251-003  Organic Chemistry I

                                    0106-411-001  Inorganic Chemistry

                                    0106-497-001 Special Topics: Advanced Organic Applied to Drug Design

 

Spring 2016                 Adelphi University

                                    0106-252-002  Organic Chemistry II

                                    0106-254-011  Organic Chemistry II Lab

                                    0106-294,394,494-001 Research Seminars in Chemistry

                                    0106-499-005  Undergraduate Research in Chemistry I

 

Fall 2015                     Adelphi University

                                    0106-251-003  Organic Chemistry I

                                    0106-411-001  Inorganic Chemistry