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Welcome to the Darko Lab!

The Darko Research Lab is interested in research at the interface of synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry.  Browse our website to learn about the people, our research, and chemistry at UT.

Group News


  • January. Jobe Courtney joined the group as an undergraduate researcher.  Welcome Jobe!



  • October. Will and Derek presented posters at the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization Annual Meeting.
  • August. Laura Altawil joined the group as an undergraduate researcher.
  • June. Cristian Zavala joined the group.  Welcome Cris!
  • May. Congrats to “cool hand” Jay for graduating.  Kimberly Hollister joined the group as our latest REU student and Melodi Harfouche joined as an undergraduate researcher.  Welcome Kim and Melodi!
  • April. Will was the recipient of the George L. Sivils Graduate Student Award. The award provides a research stipend and funds for a conference presentation. Congrats, Will!
  • March. Will and Derek received Graduate Senate Travel Awards to present their work at the ACS Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.
  • February. The Office of Research & Engagement presented the Darko lab with an award for Excellence in Laboratory Safety.
  • January. Derek was selected as a recipient of a Chancellor’s Fellowship for Spring 2018.  Congrats, Derek!