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The Man and His Vision

Professor James M. Mayer
mayer[at]chem.washington.edu

Jim loves rollerblading.







Visitors

  Dr. Elizabeth Mader
madere[at]uw.edu

Dr. Mader is investigating the proton-coupled electron transfer properties of early metal nitrides and using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to characterize electrocatalytic complexes in situ.
  Dr. Todd Markle


Todd is studying proton-coupled electron transfer in various molecular systems.

Post Docs

  Dr. Bradley McKeown
bmckeown[at]u.washington.edu
(Sept. 2013 - )

B.S. 2008, University of TN at Chattanooga (chemistry)
Ph.D. 2013, Chemistry University of Virginia (T. Brent Gunnoe)


Brad is pushing the frontiers of science, researching noble metal catalysts for methane oxidation and non-platinum group metals for oxygen reduction.
Dr. Miriam Bowring
bowring[at]u.washington.edu
(Oct. 2013 - )
B.S. 2006, Yale University (chemistry)
Ph.D. 2013. UC Berkeley (Bergman and Tilley)

Miriam is studying multiple-site proton-coupled electron transfer using unimolecular organic model substrates.
Dr. Matthew Rigsby
mlrigsby[at]u.washington.edu
(Dec. 2013 - )
Matt is developing molecular homogeneous and surface adsorbed copper water oxidation catalyst and studying the electrochemistry of TiO2 nanoparticles.
  Dr. Chih-Chin Tsou
tsouc[at]u.washington.edu
(Mar. 2014 - )
B.S. 2005, National Tsing Hua University (chemistry)
M.S. 2007, National Tsing Hua University (Wen-Feng Liaw)
Ph.D. 2012.  National Tsing Hua University (Wen-Feng Liaw)

Dr. Tsou is interested in studying PCET reactivity of [TiO] clusters.
Dr. Mitsuhashi Ryoji
rmitsu[at]uw.edu
(Apr. 2014 - )
B.S. 2009, Okayama University (chemistry)
M.Sc. 2011, Okayama University (T. Suzuki)
Ph.D. 2014,  Okayama University (T. Suzuki)

Dr. Ryoji is interested in PCET reactions of TiO2 nanoparticles in organic solvent.

 


Graduate Students

  Tom Porter
portet[at]uw.edu

B.S. 2009, Washington State University (chemistry)
5th year graduate student


Tom is interested in studying CPET in biomimetic heme models.





  Jessica Wittman
jessica.wittman[at]gmail.com

B.S. 2009, Montana State University (chemistry)
5th year graduate student

Jessica is studying proton-coupled electron transfer of ruthenium complexes with separation between the Ru redox center and the ligand basic site.





Miles Braten
bratenm[at]uw.edu

B.S. 2008, University of San Francisco (chemistry)
4th year graduate student

Miles is looking into charging processes of metal oxide nanoparticles.






Carolyn Valdez
cnvaldez[at]uw.edu

B.S. 2010, Caltech (chemistry)
4th year graduate student

Carolyn is interested in understanding ZnO nanocrystals from the perspective of a small molecule chemist and is studying their redox properties. 





Michael L. Pegis
pegism14[at]gmail.com

Honors B.S. 2012, Western Washington University (chemistry ACS)
2nd year graduate student

Michael is interested in the design of molecular electrocatalysts for the reduction of oxygen to water





Jennifer Peper
jlpeper[at]gmail.com

B.A. 2012, Indiana University (chemistry)
2nd year graduate student

Jennifer is using TiO2 nanoparticles to perform 2-electron reductions.




Undergraduate Students

  Hayli Larsen
haylilarsen[at]yahoo.com


Junior at UW (chemistry, biochemistry)

Hayli is investigating multielectron transfers at ZnO nanocrystals.
Jessica Johnson
jaj200[at]uw.edu


Junior at UW (chemistry)

Jessica is using stopped-flow kinetics to measure rate constants of ZnO nanoparticles.