Ferreira Lab, University of Georgia

Synthetic Methods, Natural Product Synthesis

Professor Eric M. Ferreira

ericContact Information:

Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Georgia
Chemistry Department
Athens, GA 30602
Tel. (706) 542-4231


As an undergraduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (1996-2000), Eric worked on copper-catalyzed conjugate reduction chemistry under the direction of Professor Stephen Buchwald.  His Ph.D. research with Professor Brian Stoltz at the California Institute of Technology (2000-2005) focused on the development of synthetically useful novel oxidation systems using palladium catalysis.  Upon completion, he then continued his studies as an American Cancer Society postdoctoral associate at Stanford (2005-2008) with Prof. Barry Trost, where his studies concerned the use of ruthenium and palladium catalyzed cycloisomerizations for the formation of polycyclic compounds.  He then began his independent career as an assistant professor at Colorado State University in 2008. Eric is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.