Aaron J. Teator

Aaron J Teator
  • Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Office phone:
1137 GL (ISB)
1567 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, KS 66045


Postdoctorate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
B.S., University of Nevada, Reno


Selected Publications


Varner, T. P.; Teator, A. J.; Reddi, Y.; Jacky, P. E.; Cramer, C. J.; Leibfarth, F. A. Mechanistic Insight into the Stereoselective Cationic Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 17175. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c08254.

Teator, A. J.; Varner, T. P.; Jacky, P. E.; Sheyko, K. A.; Leibfarth, F. A. Polar Thermoplastics with Tunable Physical Properties Enabled by the Stereoselective Copolymerization of Vinyl Ethers. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 8, 1559. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00802.

Teator, A. J. and Leibfarth, F. A. Catalyst-Controlled Stereoselective Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers. Science 2019, 363, 1439. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw1703

Teator, A. J.; Shao, H.; Lu, G.; Liu, P.; Bielawski, C. W. A Photoswitchable Olefin Metathesis Catalyst. Organometallics 2017, 36, 490. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00913.

Teator, A. J.;† Lastovickova, D. N.;† Bielawski, C. W. Switchable Polymerization Catalysts. Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 1969. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00426.

Teator, A. J.; Tian, Y.; Chen, M.; Lee, J. K.; Bielawski, C. W. An Isolable, Photoswitchable N-Heterocyclic Carbene: On Demand Reversible Ammonia Activation. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 11559. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506269.


Awards & Honors


3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award


Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) Cottrell Fellowship


ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Future Faculty Scholar


UNC Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence