Faculty and Staff

Asia Riel

Asia Riel

Graduate Student

Office: Chemistry 003
Email: asiamarie.riel@umontana.edu


2009-2013 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire - B.S. in Chemistry, Minor in French


7. Riel, Asia Marie S.; Huynh, Huu-Tri; Jeannin, Olivier; Berryman, Orion B.; Fourmigué, Marc. "Organic selenocyanates as halide receptors: from chelation to one-dimensional systems." Manuscript in preparation.

6. Riel, Asia Marie S.; Decato, Daniel A.; Sun, Jiyu; Massena, Casey J.; Jessop, Morly J.; *Berryman, Orion B. “The intramolecular hydrogen bonded–halogen 5 bond: a new strategy for preorganization and enhanced binding." Chem. Sci. 2018. DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01973H.

5. Sun, Jiyu; Riel, Asia Marie S.; Berryman*, Orion B. " Solvatochromism and fluorescence response of a halogen bonding anion receptor." Submitted New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 10489-10492.

4. Jeannin, Olivier; Huynh, Huu-Tri; Riel, Asia Marie S.; Fourmigué*, Marc. "Chalcogen bonding interactions in organic selenocyanates: from cooperativity to chelation." New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 10502 - 10509. **Cover art

3. Riel, Asia Marie S.; Jessop, Morly J.; Massena, Casey J.; Nascimento, Vinicius R.; Decato, Daniel A.; *Berryman, Orion B. “Experimental investigation of halogen-bond hard–soft acid–base complementarity.” Acta Cryst. 2017. B73, 203-209.  Halogen Bonding Special Edition.

2. Riel, Asia Marie S.; Decato, Daniel A.; *Berryman, Orion B. “Protonation and Alkylation Induced Multidentate C–H•••Anion Binding to Perrhenate.” Cryst. Growth Des. 2016, 16, 974-980.

1. Massena, Casey J.; Riel, Asia Marie S.; Neuhaus, George F.; Decato, Daniel A.; *Berryman, Orion B. “Solution and Solid-Phase Halogen and C-H Bonding to Perrhenate.” Chem. Commun2015, 51, 1417-1420. **Cover art

*Research Advisor  ‡ Co-authors (each author contributed equally)


*Berryman, O. B.; Riel, A. M. S.; Wageling, N. W.; Decato, D. A. “In Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II: Anion-Arene Interactions and the Anion-π Phenomenon.” Atwood, J., Gokel, G., Barbour, L., Eds.; Elsevier Publishers. In press.


06/2018     Outstanding Poster Award, New Journal of Chemistry, IUPAC Workshop at the ISXB-3

03/2018     Travel Award, Rachel Von Roeschlaub Maniatis, UM Chemistry Department

06/2017     Chateaubriand Fellowship, Embassy of France in the United States

05/2017     Rennes Métropole, Rennes, France

01/2017     Travel Award, American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Organic 

12/2016     Travel Award, Research and Creative Scholarship, UM Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

05/2016     Lola Walsh Anacker Scholarship, UM Chemistry Department

03/2016     Bertha Morton Scholarship, UM Graduate School

05/2015     Stanley R. Ames Scholarship, UM Chemistry Department

09/2013     Juday-Howard Graduate Scholarship, UM Chemistry Department

Teaching Experience

AY 2015 – 2017   Organic Chemistry Tutor

AY 2014 – 2015   Lecture Teaching Assistant-Organic Chemistry I and II

AY 2013 – 2014   Laboratory Teaching Assistant-Organic Chemistry I and II

Professional Experience



06/2018            3rd International Symposium on Halogen Bonding, Greenville, South Carolina

04/2017            University of Montana Graduate Conference, Missoula, Montana

04/2017            253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California

04/2016            University of Montana Graduate Conference, Missoula, Montana


06/2018            IUPAC Workshop at the 3rd International Symposium on Halogen Bonding, Greenville, South Carolina

02/2018            Société de Chimique Française, les Journées de Chimie de Coordination, Brest, France

09/2016            Montana University System Research Tour, Missoula, Montana

06/2014            American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting, Missoula, Montana

09/2014            3rd Annual Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, Seeley Lake, Montana

International Experience

STEM Chateaubriand Fellow allowed for a collaboration with the research group led by Marc Fourmigué to study halogen and chalcogen bonding in Rennes, France (November 2017 to May 2018).