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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. will receive 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 will receive his 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

Summer 2016: Row 1: Will Oloo, Ang Zhou ,Caleb Allpress, Subhasree Kal, Anna Komor, Patrick Crossland, Apparao Draksharapu, Saikat Banerjee, Jai Prakash, Shuangning Xu,

Row 2: Wei-Min Ching, Wesley Browne (visiting Professor, University of Groningen), Larry Que, Andy Jasniewski, Johannes Klein, Waqas Rasheed

Missing: Sheng Yuan

Current Group Members

  • Banerjee, Saikat
  • Crossland, Patrick
  • Draksharapu,Apparao
  • Huang, Guan
  • Jasniewski, Andrew
  • Jo, TaeGeun
  • Kal, Subhasree
  • Klein, Johannes
  • Komor, Anna
  • Oloo, Williamson
    Prakash, Jai
  • Rasheed, Waqas
    Xu, Shuangning
  • Yuan, Sheng
  • Zhou, Ang


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