Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Tristan Tronic, who defended his Ph.D. work “Understanding Proton Shuttling with Pendent Bases in Catalyzing the Interconversion of Dioxygen and Water” on July 18. Originally from Annandale, Virginia, he has been a student in Professor James Mayer’s laboratory for the past five years, where he studied proton-coupled electron transfer reactions relevant to developing renewable sources of energy. After graduation he will continue as a post-doctoral researcher in the Mayer lab.