John C. Lukesh, III

Dr. John C. Lukesh, III
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Wake Downtown
455 Vine Street, Building 60 South
Room 3813
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Education and Training
B.S., 2009, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Ph.D., 2014, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Ronald T. Raines)
Postdoctorate, 2014–2017, The Scripps Research Institute (Dale L. Boger)

Background: John grew up in Cedarburg, WI. He received his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, doing undergraduate research with Alan W. Schwabacher. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison with Ronald T. Raines and held a postdoctoral appointment at The Scripps Research Institute with Dale L. Boger. Since 2017 he has been a member of the faculty at Wake Forest University in the Department of Chemistry.

Honors and Awards

  • F. M. Kirby Family Faculty Fellowship (2022–2025)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2022–2027)
  • Sigma-Aldrich Graduate Student Innovation Award (2013)
  • Harry and Helen Cohen Graduate Research Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2013)
  • HHMI Teaching Fellow (2013)
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (2009)