Castellani studied chemistry at Furman University where he obtained a BS
degree in 1982. He obtained an MS in Chemistry from Northwestern
University in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of
California at San Diego in 1986 under the direction of William Trogler
studying sterically congested metallocenes. He then studied
organometallic photochemical kinetics with David Tyler at the University of
Oregon, before coming to Marshall in 1988. His research interests
include the synthesis, reactivity, and physical properties of transition
metal organometallic radical complexes as well as the effects large ligands
have on the structure and properties of organotransition metal complexes.
Details about these projects may be found on my research page and in
publications from my group.