Curriculum Vitae


University of Calgary, Ph.D, 2013 (Advisor: Prof. Warren E. Piers)

University of Victoria, B.Sc. Honors, Co-op, with Distinction, 2008 (Advisor: Prof. J. Scott McIndoe)


Research Experience

2016 – Present: Research Assistant Professor – Northwestern University

2014-2016: Post-doctoral Research Fellow – Northwestern University (Prof. Tobin J. Marks)

May-Dec. 2007: Co-op Researcher-New Catalysts and Polymers Group (Nova Chemicals Research and Technology Center)

May-Aug. 2006: Co-op Researcher-University of Victoria Department of Chemistry (Berg/Mitchell Laboratories)

Sept.-Dec. 2005: Co-op Researcher-Polymer Formulation Division (Angiotech Pharmaceuticals; Now: Surgical Specialties)

May-Aug. 2005: Co-op Researcher-Forensic Equine Drug Testing Laboratory (Cantest Ltd.)


Teaching Experience

2008-2013: 2nd-year Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Teaching Assistant (9 sections total, 20 students/section, University of Calgary)

Fall 2016: Graduate level “Responsible Conduct of Research” Guest Professor. Department of Material Science, Northwestern University.


Independent Grants Obtained

1. “Supported Alcohol Oxidation Catalyst” Grant includes laboratory space and research funds (August 2016, 1 year). Institute for Sustainability and Energy (ISEN) at Northwestern. PI(s): Tracy L. Lohr

2. “Inelastic neutron scattering study of the H2 reduction of Mo di-oxo on carbon” (August 4-6th 2017) Grant for time and instrument use to perform Inelastic Neutron Scattering. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. PI(s): Tracy L. Lohr. Status: Successful.



1. “Dehydrogenation, Transesterification, and Oxidative Esterification Reactions Catalyzed by a Dioxo-Molybdenum Species Grafted on Carbon” T.L. Lohr, A.R. Mouat, P. Stair, M. Delferro, T.J. Marks. Utility (15/487,017) and PCT (US2017/027430).


Publications (Purple = Impact factor > 25)

Research Assistant Professor (March 2016-present)

23. S. Liu, A.M. Invergo, J. NcInnis, A. R. Mouat, A.M. Motta, T.L. Lohr,* M. Delferro, T.J. Marks “Distinctive Stereochemically-Linked Cooperative Effects in Bimetallic Titanium Olefin Polymerization Catalysts” Submitted (*corresponding author).

22. J. Chen, Y. Gao, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Scandium-Catalyzed Self-Assisted Polar Comonomer Enchainment in Ethylene Polymerization” Submitted (*corresponding author).

21. Y. Gao, X. Chen, J. Zhang, J. Chen, A. Motta, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Polyolefin Stereochemistry as a Mechanistic Probe of Intramolecular Coordinative Chain Transfer Polymerization” Submitted (*corresponding author).

20. J. Chen, Y. Gao, S. Xiong, M. Delferro, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Metal and Counteranion Nuclearity Effects in Organo-scandium Catalysis for Isoprene Polymerization and Copolymerization” ACS Catalysis, ASAP’s. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b01621  (*corresponding author)

19. S. Liu, J. Li, T. Jurca, P.C. Stair, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Efficient Carbon-Supported Heterogeneous Molybdenum-Dioxo Catalyst for Chemoselective Reductive Carbonyl Coupling” Catalysis Science and Technology, 2017, 7, 2165-2169.(*corresponding author)

  • Hot Article
18. T. Jurca, M.J. Moody, A. Henning, J.D. Emery, T.L. Lohr, L.J. Lauhon, T.J. Marks. “Low-Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition of MoS2 Films” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 4991-4995.

17. V.L. Weidner, C.J. Barger, M. Delferro, T.L. Lohr,* T.J. Marks. “Rapid, mild, and selective ketone and aldehyde hydroboration/reduction mediated by a simple lanthanide catalyst” ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 1244–1247. (*corresponding author)

 16. T. Jurca, A.W. Peters, A.R. Mouat, O.M. Farha, J.T. Hupp, T.L. Lohr, M. Delferro, T.J. Marks. “Second Generation Hexavalent Molybdenum Oxo-Amidinate Precursors for Atomic Layer Deposition” Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 1172-1178.


Post-doctoral work (Feb 2014 – Feb 2016)

15. A.R. Mouat,‡ T.L. Lohr,‡ W.E. Wegener, J.T. Miller, M. Delferro, P.C. Stair, T.J. Marks. “Reactivity of a Supported Single Site Dioxo-Molybdenum Catalyst on Carbon for Biodiesel Synthesis” ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 6762-6769. (‡co-first authors)

14. X.-F. Jiang, H. Huang, Y.-F. Chai, T.L. Lohr, S.-Y. Yu, W.-Z. Lai, Y.-J. Pan, G.-S. Guo, M. Delferro, T.J. Marks. “Facile Hydrolytic Cleavage of Both CS2 Carbon-Sulfur Bonds Mediated by Multinuclear Pd(II) Complexes at Room Temperature” Nature Chemistry, 2017, 9, 188-193.

13. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, T.J. Marks. “Thermodynamically leveraged tandem catalysis for ether and ester C-O bond cleavage” Accounts of Chemical Research, 2016, 49, 824-834.

12. T.L. Lohr,‡ A.R. Mouat,‡ P. Stair, M. Delferro, and T. J. Marks “Efficient Greenhouse Gas-Free Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Alcohols” Energy and Environmental Science, 2017, 10, 1558 – 1562 (‡co-first author’s).

  • Inside Cover, July 2017 Issue
  • Hot Article

11. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, R. A. Assary, L. Curtis, T.J. Marks. “Mono- and tri-ester hydrogenolysis using tandem catalysis. Scope and mechanism” Energy and Environmental Science, 2016, 9, 550 – 564.

  • Highlighted in Chemistry World Magazine: “Glycerol-free strategy sweetens biodiesel synthesis” online December 18th, 2015 (Link)
  • NSF Public Highlight, 2016.

10. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, R.S. Assary, L. Curtis, T.J. Marks. “Thermodynamically leveraged tandem catalysis for RC(O)O-R’ Bond Hydrogenolysis. Scope and Mechanism” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 3675-3679.

9. T.L. Lohr and T.J. Marks. “Orthoganol Tandem Catalysis” Nature Chemistry, 2015, 7, 477-482.

8. T.L. Lohr, Z. Li, T.J. Marks. “Selective Ether/Ester C-O Cleavage of an Acetylated Lignin Model via Tandem Catalysis” ACS Catalysis, 2015, 5, 7004-7007.


Ph.D and B.Sc work:

7. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Sgro, M. Parvez. “Silver supported Pt(II) hydroxides: facile C-H bond addition across Pt(II)-OH bonds” Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 13858-13864.

6. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Parvez. “Reversible Insertion/De-insertion of CO2 into Pt(II) Hydroxo Bonds” Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 14742-14748 (Hot Article).

5. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Parvez. “Arene C-H Bond activation across Pt(II)-OH bonds: catalyzed vs. uncatalyzed pathways” Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 770-775.

4. T.L. Lohr, W.E. Piers, M. Parvez. “Monomeric Platinum(II) Hydroxides Supported by Sterically Dominant a-Diimine Ligands” Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 4900-4902.

3. T.L. Lohr; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M. “1,2-Bis{[3,5-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)phenyl]imino}acenaphthene toluene monosolvate.”  Acta Cryst. 2011, E67, o2280.

2. T.L. Lohr; Piers, W. E.; Parvez, M “N,N‘-Bis[3,5-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)phenyl]butane-2,3-diimine.” Acta Cryst. 2011, E67, o2281.

1. E. Crawford, T.L. Lohr, E.M. Leitao, S. Kwok, J.S. McIndoe “Distannoxane Speciation During Esterification Catalysis: Insights Provided by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry” Dalton Transactions, 2009, 9110-9112. (Hot Article).


Invited Presentations

6. ” Conversions of light hydrocarbons: from polymerization to oxidative coupling” Nova Chemicals Research and Technology Center, Calgary AB, June 22nd 2017.

5. “Hydrogen and aldehyde generation from aqueous alcohols catalyzed by molybdenum di-oxo supported on carbon” Catalysis Club of Chicago Annual Symposium, BP Research Center, Naperville IL, May 16th 2017.

4. ” Hydrogen and formaldehyde generation from bio-derived alcohols using supported molybdenum-oxo catalysts” ACS Priestley Award Symposium, ACS National Meeting, April 2-6th 2017.

3. “Efficient Greenhouse Gas-Free Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Alcohols” C3E Women in Clean Energy 2016 Symposium: The Role of Women Internationally in Decarbonizing our Energy Future. Stanford University May 31st 2016.

2. “New Green Economical Catalytic Processes: New Routes to Biodiesel while Avoiding Waste Glycerol NSF CHE-14644888” Presentation for the NSF Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Northwestern University, April 21st 2016.

1. “From homogeneous to heterogeneous catalysis, new directions towards renewable energy” Illinois Institute of Technology Chemistry Colloquium, March 9th 2016.


Professional Development Courses

  • “Infusing Critical Thinking into Your Course Design”-Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University Faculty Course.
  • “Developing Effective Learning Objectives”-Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University Faculty Course.
  • “Managing Projects Effectively”-ACS Professional Development Course.



  • 1st Place, Inorganic Division Poster – 95th Canadian Society of Chemistry (CSC) Conference (2012)
  • YWCA (Calgary) Volunteer of the Year (2012)
  • Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship (2010-2012)
  • Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Post Graduate Scholarship Doctoral (2010-2013)
  • NSERC Post Graduate Scholarship Masters (2009)
  • University of Calgary Dean’s Research Excellence Award (2009)
  • University of Calgary Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (2008)
  • University of Victoria President’s scholarship (2007)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Research Awards (2006 and 2005)
  • University of Victoria Dean’s List (2006)
  • BC Provincial Scholarship (2003)
  • University of Victoria Entrance scholarship (2003)
  • Vice President and Program Chair, Catalysis Club of Chicago, 2017-2018
  • Independent Reviewer for proposals submitted to the European Research Council
  • Independent Reviewer for ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (ACS)
  • Independent Reviewer for Reaction Chemistry and Engineering (RSC)
  • Independent Reviewer for Catalysis Science and Technology (RSC)
  • Member of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM, 2016-present)
  • Organizer, Priestley Medal Award Symposium, Spring 2017 ACS National Meeting
  • Member, C3Enet (Global Network for Women Advancing Clean Energy (2016-present)
  • Member, Catalysis Club of Chicago (2014-present)
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (2016-present)
  • Northwestern University Radiation Safety Officer (Marks Lab, 2016-present)
  • Volunteer, Canadian Science Policy Conference Social Media Committee (2015)
  • Associate Chair, Gordon Research Seminar – Inorganic Chemistry (2014)
  • Co-chair, Canadian Science Policy Conference Organizing Committee (2013, 2014)
  • Co-Chair, Canadian Science Policy Conference Social Media Committee (2013, 2014)
  • Conference volunteer for the Canadian Science Policy Conference (Nov 2012),
  • Conference volunteer for the 95th CSC conference (May 2012)
  • YWCA of Calgary crisis shelter volunteer and call line operator (Oct 2009-July 2012)
  • Member, Canadian Society for Chemistry, (2011 to present),
  • Member, American Chemical Society (2015 to present),
  • Organizing committee for selecting invited speakers to UofC Chemistry,
  • Volunteered at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC (2001-2005).
Organizations, Memberships, and Affiliations
  • Royal Society of Chemistry-Member (RSC)
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)
  • Canadian Science Policy Network (CSPC)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Catalysis Club of Chicago (CCC)
  • C3Enet (Global Network for Women Advancing Clean Energy)