John C. Lukesh, III

Dr. John C. Lukesh, III
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
455 Vine Street
Room 3813
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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:

• Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Pilot Research Grant, $10,000.00 (2018)
• Top 10 Best Reviewer for Tetrahedron Journals (2015)
• Sigma-Aldrich Graduate Student Innovation Award (2013)
• Harry and Helen Cohen Graduate Research Award (2013)
• HHMI Teaching Fellow (2013)
• GSFLC Department Travel Grant Award (2013)
• Tutor of the Year Award, Tutoring and Academic Resource Center, University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee (2009)
• Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (2009)
• Outstanding Performance in Analytical Chemistry Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (2009)
• Vanselow Award in Physical Chemistry (2009)
• Durward Layde Memorial Fellowship (2008)
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (2005)