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Oglethorpe Faculty

Allison Roessler

Assistant Professor, Materials Chemistry
Chemistry Program Coordinator
Office: Cousins 323
[email protected]
Office Hours Fall 2023: M 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., W 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Th 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

B.S., Chemistry, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Ph.D., Chemistry and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan

Allison Roessler – CV


Areas of Research and Interest:
Polymer Chemistry, Mechanochemistry, Mechanism Discovery, and Catalysis. Using computational and theoretical methods to solve complex problems in materials chemistry. Send an email if you are interested in getting involved in computational materials chemistry research.


  • Shen, H.; Larsen, M. B.; Roessler, A. G.; Zimmerman, P. M.; and Boydston, A. J. Mechanochemical Release of N-heterocyclic Carbenes from Flex-Activated Mechanophores. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202100576
  • Yang, X.; † Gitter, S. R.; † Roessler, A. G.; † Zimmerman, P. M.; and Boydston, A. J. An Ion-Pairing Approach to Stereoselective Metal-Free Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202016393
    †These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • Lipinski, B. M.; Walker, K. L.; Clayman, N. E.; Morris, L. S.; Jugovic, T. M.E.; Roessler, A. G.; Getzler, Y. D; Macmillan, S. N.; Zare, R. N.; Zimmerman, P. M.; Waymouth, R. M.; Coates, G. W. Mechanistic Study of Isotactic Poly(propylene oxide) Synthesis using a Tethered Bimetallic Chromium Salen Catalyst. ACS Catal, 2020, 10 (15), 8960-8967. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c02135
  • Roessler, A. G. and Zimmerman, P. M. Examining the Ways to Bend and Break Reaction Pathways Using Mechanochemistry. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (12), 6996-7004. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00467


  • 2024 Early Career Faculty Award