Prof. Dr. Abigail G. Doyle

A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry Princeton University

Abigail Doyle received her A.B. and A.M. summa cum laude in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University in 2002. She began her graduate studies as a National Defense Science and Engineering fellow at Stanford University, continuing them at Harvard University as a National Science Foundation fellow, where she pursued research in the area of organic synthesis and catalysis. Abby began as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University in July 2008 and is currently the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry. At Princeton, Abby’s research program is at the interface of catalysis, physical organic chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry, with an emphasis on catalysis of nucleophilic (radio)fluorination reactions and cross coupling of abundant and stable starting materials to forge C(sp3)–C bonds.

My Sessions

Photocatalysis with Nickel


The functionalization of C–H bonds is a powerful synthetic strategy that can enable rapid access to molecular complexity from simple starting materials. A preeminent challenge in the field is the development of general, mild, stereo- and site-selective C(sp3)–H functionalization. The goal of our program is to develop a new platform for C(sp3)– H functionalization that […]

General homogeneous catalysis