Rowan Group

Alex Crolais

Alex was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and was raised in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his B.S. in Chemistry. At Georgia Tech, he worked under Prof. Will Gutekunst to help develop degradable monomers for ring-opening metathesis polymerizations. Alex joined the Chemistry Department at UChicago in the Fall of 2020 where he is co-advised by Dr. Stuart Rowan and Dr. Scott Snyder.

 Alex's research is focused on the development of heterocyclic thia-Michael acceptors for dynamic covalent chemistry and their applications in dynamic materials.

Vinylogous Urea—Urethane Vitrimers: Accelerating and Inhibiting Network Dynamics through Hydrogen Bonding

Stéphanie Engelen, Neil D Dolinski, Chuqiao Chen, Elina Ghimire, Charlie A Lindberg, Alex E Crolais, Natsumi Nitta, Johan M Winne, Stuart J Rowan, Filip E Du Prez. Angew. Chem. 2024, 136, e2023184

Development of Masitinib Derivatives with Enhanced Mpro Ligand Efficiency and Reduced Cytotoxicity

Cintia A Menendez, Adil Mohamed, Gustavo R Perez-Lemus, Adam M Weiss, Benjamin W Rawe, Guancen Liu, Alex E Crolais, Emma Kenna, Fabian Byléhn, Walter Alvarado, Dan Mendels, Stuart J Rowan, Savaş Tay, Juan J de Pablo Molecules 2023, 28(18), 6643

Enhancing the Equilibrium of Dynamic Thia-Michael Reactions through Heterocyclic Design

Alex E. Crolais, Neil D. Dolinski, Nicholas R. Boynton, Julia M. Radhakrishnan, Scott A. Snyder*, and Stuart J. Rowan*. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 26, 14427–14434