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Dr. Blair “Jesse” Ellyn Reich

5 Groton Harvard Rd
Ayer, MA 01432.
Cell: (979) 574-1577
Home: (978)-772-1267

Highlights of Qualifications

· Industrial research and development experience
· Diverse high school teaching experience
· Very motivated and independent with supervisory experience
· Highly developed technical writing and presentation skills
· Gregarious and communicative. Motivator, innovator, problem solver, and team player


Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2001-2005. Thesis: Cyanide-catalyzed C-C bond formation: The synthesis of novel compounds, materials and ligands utilized in homogeneous catalysis (Prof. S. A. Miller).

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine 1998-2001. Thesis: Organometallic analogs to the Bond Reaction (Prof. S. Norton).

Scientific Research Experience

2007- Chemistry Teacher, Natick High School, Natick, MA.
Chemistry Teacher. I teach 4 sections of sophomore chemistry. I have been invited to create a technology study group for Natick District Schools and am working with the assistant superintendant to effectively promote it. I have created a class wiki, a blog, lecture videos, lab videos and my combined electronic work have generated over eight thousands hits and my videos have been featured on

2007-2007 Chemistry and Conceptual Physics Teacher, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, MA.
Chemistry and Conceptual Physics Teacher. I taught two sections of junior/senior conceptual physics, two sections of sophomore chemistry, and one section of sophomore honors chemistry. I served on a daily teaching team for sophomores, which worked to implement a strong and unified reading program for sophomores. I also served on a grant writing team working on a $50,000 reading grant initiative.

2006-2006 Sustainable Development Analyst, BASF Business Advantage Tools, Wyandotte, MI.
Sustainable Development Analyst. Primarily worked with internal and external customers to create custom tools to measure the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their product or process. Presented in multiple meetings to internal and external customers to highlight the advantages of sustainable tools like TCO and Eco-Efficiency Analysis, and helped train users on those tools. Developed new tools and presentations for the group.

2005-2006 Research and Development Chemist, BASF Inorganics, Evans City, PA
R&D Chemist. Developed novel procedures for the synthesis and use of boron containing reagents as well as scale-up procedures for production. Employed standard laboratory techniques and air sensitive techniques toward boron containing compound synthesis. Participated in market reports, hazard assessments, safety meetings, product development group meetings, and technical presentations. Responsible for the preparation of documents reporting on finished and ongoing projects including cost analysis. Involved in emergency planning for large-scale reactions of extremely toxic compounds.

2001-2005 Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Research Scientist. Developed the nitrogen analogue of the cyanide-catalyzed benzoin condensation reaction toward aldimine substrates. Continued this chemistry to allow for step growth oligomerization of rigid dialdimine substrates. Then utilized new diimines- prepared by cyanide-catalyzed aldimine coupling- as ligands for transition metal mediated expoxidation and polymerization reactions. Employed 1H NMR, 13C NMR, MS, GC, single crystal X-ray crystallography, silica columns, UV-Vis, IR, Schlenk lines, glove box techniques, swivel frits, autoclave, and maintained laboratory equipment.

Chemistry Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2003-2004 Freshman chemistry laboratory teaching assistant
2002-2003 Organic laboratory teaching assistant for the would-be teaching assistants
2001-2002 Organic laboratory teaching assistant

Summer 2001 Research & Development Internship, Tom’s of Maine, Kennebunk, ME
Worked extensively to isolate a previously undiscovered flavonoid from the botanical skullcap, Scutellaria lateriaflora. Analytical tools used for the experiment were TLC, HPLC, silica columns, sephodex columns, and a 300 MHz NMR spectrometer. Performed lab maintenance, data entry, quality control experiments, and sample preparation.

2000-2001 Senior Thesis Research, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Organometallic Analogs to the Bond Reaction: Developed a methodology using very simple ketones to create vinyl metallic compounds. Utilized techniques included thin layer chromatography, flash chromatography, 300 MHz NMR, GC, and MS.


American Chemical Society (ACS)
bbb chapter of Phi Lambda Upsilon, Texas A&M chemistry graduate honor society

Honors and Awards

Welch Graduate Research Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 2001
Bates College Research Grant, Bates College, 2001
Co-president of the Bates Lawrence Chemical Society, Bates College, 2001

Selected Publications
B. Jesse E. Reich, Christopher A. Bradlee, Charlene A Wall, Timothy P. Sanborn, Ronald J. Horwitz, “Eco-Efficiency Analysis Illustrates the Benefits of Ultraviolet Cured Adhesives.” Manuscript accepted for publication in Adhesives & Sealants Industry 2006.

B. Jesse E. Reich, Chad Beddie, Joseph H. Reibenspies, Micheal B. Hall, Stephen A. Miller, “Cu (II) 2,3-(4-x-phenyl)2-N,N.-(2-hydroxyphenyl)2-1,4- diazabutadiene (DABPHOL) complexes for the catalytic fixation of carbon dioxide with propylene oxide” manuscript in preparation for Organometallics.

B. Jesse. E. Reich, Joseph M. Grill, Chad Beddie, Joseph H. Reibenspies, Micheal B. Hall, Stephen A. Miller “Ni DABPHOL catalyzed olefin epoxidation.” manuscript in preparation for submission to Chem. Comm.

B. Jesse E. Reich, Jennifer M. Goss, Joseph H. Reibenspies, Stephen A. Miller “Oligoketimines via aldimine coupling,” manuscript in preparation for submission to Chem. Comm.

Craig J. Price, B. Jesse E. Reich, Stephen A. Miller, “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Considerations in the Copolymerization of Ethylene and Carbon Dioxide.” Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2751-2756.

B. Jesse. E. Reich, Erin E. Greenwald, Aaron K. Justice, Brittany T. Beckstead, Joseph H. Reibenspies, Simon W. North, Stephan A. Miller “Ene-diaine versus Imine-amine Isomeric Preferences.“ J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70(21), 8409-8416.

Erin E. Greenwald, Jiho park, Katie C. Anderson, Hahkjoon Kim, B. Jesse E. Reich, Stephen A. Miller, Renyi Zhang, Simon W. North “The OH-Initiated Oxidation of 1,3-butadiene in the Presence of O2 and NO: A Photolytic Route To Study Isomeric Selective Reactivity.” J. Phys. Chem. A 2005, 109(35), 7915-7922.

B. Jesse E. Reich, Aaron K. Justice, Joseph M. Grill, Brittany T. Beckstead, Joe H. Reibenspies, Stephen A. Miller “Cyanide-Catalyzed Cyclizations via Aldimine Coupling,” J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 1357-1359.

Stefan Gafner, Chantal Bergeron, Laura L. Batcha, B. Jesse E. Reich, John T. Arnason, Joanna E Burdetter, John M. Pezzuto, Cindy K. Angerhofer “Inhibition of [3H]-LSD binding to 5-Ht7 receptors by flavonoids from Scutellaria lateriaflora.” J. Natural Pro. 2003, 66(4), 535-537.

Anne Dodd, Jesse Reich, et al. “The Challenge of Changing Schools,” J. Maine. Edu. 2001, 16, 21-27.

Selected Professional Presentations

“RBF3K: A Stable Source for Suzuki Coupling Reagents” B. Jesse E. Reich, Evans City PA, presented for the Senior VP of Intermediate Research, BASF AG, Winter, 2005.

“Cyanide-catalyzed aldimine coupling.” B. Jesse E. Reich, Stephen A. Miller, San Diego CA, presented for Attenuon LLC. March, 2005.

“Understanding isomeric preferences: Ene-diamine vs. imine-amine. ” B. Jesse E. Reich, Erin E Greenwald. Aaron K Justice, Brittany T. Beckstead, Simon W North, Stephen A. Miller, San Diego CA, presented for the 229th ACS National Meeting March 13-17, 2005.

“Applications of cyanide-catalyzed aldimine coupling: Dimerization, cyclization, oligomerization, and ligand synthesis for catalytic epoxidation. ” B. Jesse. E. Reich, Aaron K. Justice, Jennifer M. Goss, Brittany T. Beckstead, Stephen A. Miller, San Diego CA, presented for the 229th ACS National Meeting, March 13-17, 2005.

“Exploiting cyanide catalysis: synthesis, characterization, and reactivity 5,5,5 salen complexes of Ni and Cu and a sterically hindered 5,5,5 salen Ni complex” B. Jesse. E. Reich, Joseph Grill, Joseph H. Reibenspies, Stephen A. Miller, Fort Worth TX, presented for the Southwest Regional ACS meeting September 29-October 2, 2004.

“Cyanide Catalyzed Couplings of Aldimines” B. Jesse E. Reich, Aaron K. Justice, Joseph M. Grill, Brittany T. Beckstead, Joe H. Reibenspies, Stephen A. Miller, Texas A&M University, presented to Industry-University Cooperative Chemistry Program, fall, 2003.