Welcome Page

Welcome to the Beyeh Group home page. We mainly focus on structural, synthetic, supramolecular chemistry, and (bio)material science. We are particularly interested in utilizing weak interactions in the construction of complex systems and their potential practical applications in material science and biotechnology. Current research focus includes (i) receptor-substrate ensembles in aqueous environments, (ii) halogen bonding in supramolecular and macromolecular systems, and (iii) receptor chemistry in bio-based systems and materials science. All projects sit at the interface of chemistry, polymer science, materials science, and biology. Please visit the Research Page of this website for more information on what we do.

Group News:

Summer 2022: Congratulations to Kwaku Twum for the recognition as one of the 2022 Merck Research Award for “Underrepresented Chemists of Color”!

June 2022: Join us at CERM 2022, ACS Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society


April 2022: Congratulations to Anna Karle for the recognition as “the most outstanding senior undergraduate organic chemistry student” by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry!

February 2022: Our paper on the simultaneous uptake of organic and inorganic pollutants by a cyclophane-Protein cage framework is published Chemistry, A European Journal, and is selected for cover art. Congrats to our collaborators at Aalto University, Finland.

January 2022: Our paper on the high-affinity binding of pyrophosphate in water is published in Organic Chemistry Frontiers. Congrats to the team of students and collaborators.

November 2021: Congratulations to Kwaku on receiving an OU Provost Graduate Research Award!

November 2021: We are honored and excited to receive an ACS PRF DNI award from the American Chemical Society that will support our research for the next two years

October 2021: Our paper on Crystallin de-aggregation is published in RSC MedChem and is selected for cover art. Congrats to the team of students and collaborators.

August 2021: Dr. Beyeh is nominated as one of 2021 Emerging Investigators in ACS Crystal Growth & Design

April 2021: Jordan Feder graduates with an MSc. in Chemistry. Congratulations Jordan.

April 2020: Dr. Beyeh graduates from the Oakland University PI Academy.

March 2020: Dr. Beyeh receives an OU 2020 Inspiration Award. Nominated by Lauren Barbarich. Thank you, Lauren.

September 2019: Fall semester begins, the start of many new projects and learning!

May 2019: Summer research officially begins! Welcome Maya, Cory, Elan, Bianca, and Anthony. 

January 2019: Jordan Feder joins the Beyeh Lab as a Master’s student specializing in organic synthesis.  Welcome, Jordan!

October 2018: Nicholas Schileru joins the Beyeh Lab as a Master’s student focusing on biomaterial science. Welcome, Nicholas!

September 2018: MSc. Kwaku Twum joins the Beyeh Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Kwaku!

August 2018: Dr Beyeh’s paper “Crystalline Cyclophane–Protein Cage Frameworks” has been accepted by ACS Nano (link).

August 2018: Dr Beyeh’s paper “A supramolecular host-guest complex for heparin binding and sensing” has been accepted by Nanoscale (link).

August 2018: Dr Beyeh’s paper “Host–guest complexes of conformationally flexible C-hexyl-2-bromoresorcinarene and aromatic N-oxides: solid-state, solution and computational studies” has been accepted by Beilstein J. Org. Chem. (link).

August 2018: Dr Beyeh joins the department of chemistry at Oakland University as an assistant professor