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Lawrence Que, Jr.

343 Smith Hall

Dr. Lawrence Que, Jr. photo
Larry Que in front of the University of Minnesota's periodic table of elements display case in Kolthoff Hall (see Iron Man, 2009) Photo: Patrick O’Leary

Professor Que receives 2017 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry


Regents Professor Lawrence “Larry” Que Jr. received the 2017 American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry. Recognized for his many contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry that have profoundly impacted the understanding of the nature and reactivity of high-valent iron centers, he received this award at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, April 2-6, 2017. More

Research Overview

Interactions between iron and dioxygen are ubiquitous in Nature. The Que lab focuses primarly on the unique challenges associated with dioxygen activation by nonheme iron in biological systems. The research effort in the Que lab combines biological methods and inorganic synthesis with a range of spectroscopic and kinetic techniques to investigate how iron can activate dioxygen to carry out metabolically important and chemically interesting reactions. The group is divided into three subgroups: high-valent iron-oxo, bioinspired catalysis, and nonheme iron oxygenases.

High-Valent Iron Oxo
- Bioinspired Catalysis - Nonheme Iron Oxygenases


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Que Group

Spring 2017: From left to right: Larry Que, TeaGeun Jo, Jai Prakash, Subhasree Kal, Johannes Klein, Anna Komor, Andy Jasniewski, Patrick Crossland, Sheng Yuan, Waqas Rasheed, Ang Zhou, Saikat Banerjee, Shuangning Xu,

Missing: Williamson Oloo, Apparao Draksharapu, Prof. Guan Huang

Current Group Members

  • Abelson, Chase
  • Banerjee, Saikat
  • Chae, Ju Byeong
  • Crossland, Patrick
  • Elwell, Courtney
  • Huang, Guan
  • Kal, Subhasree
  • Mohamed, Ahmed
  • Rasheed, Waqas
  • Xu, Shuangning
  • Yuan, Sheng


Mailing Address:
343 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55455