Office: 445 STL
Phone: (832) 842-8180 

Email: olafs(at)uh.edu



Degree in Chemical Engineering, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia 1991

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1999 (advisor - Prof. E. Vedejs)

Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2000-2003 (advisor - Prof. M. Brookhart)

Honors, Fellowships

S.C. Slifkin Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996

Synthesis-Synlett Journal Award, 2006

NSF Career Award, 2007, declined due to overlap with NIH funding

A. P. Sloan Fellowship 2008

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award 2008

UH Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award at Assistant Prof. level 2009

UH Teaching Excellence Award 2010

Elected as a Foreign Member of Latvian Academy of Science, 2011

Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research, 2013

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 2014 

Elected as AAAS Fellow, 2018.

EROS Best Reagent Award, 2022

Current Funding

1. R.A. Welch Chair in Chemistry (E-0044)