Dionicio Martinez Solorio
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dionicio Martinez Solorio was born in Delano and raised in Wasco, California, the agricultural heartland of the Southern Central Valley. He earned a BA in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2004 and a Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Alabama under the guidance of Michael P. Jennings. His graduate research focused on the total synthesis of natural products. In 2011, Dionicio moved to Philadelphia to pursue post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Amos B. Smith, III at the University of Pennsylvania where he developed reusable silicon-based reagents for palladium-catalyzed carbon-carbon bond formation. In June 2016, Dionicio joined the faculty at Drexel where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry.