Member since: October 25, 2011
I am in my second year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. I'm originally from eastern Oregon (Burns), but moved to Guam (a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean) for middle and high school. I attended Univ. of Oregon (undergrad), MIT (graduate), and did my postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
I'm a synthetic inorganic chemist, and the group focuses on how to control the energy absorbed by molecules when they are hit by light. We do this by making and studying new molecules that absorb light via a "metal-to-metal charge transfer transition." We hope to use what we learn from these molecules to make a way to capture solar energy and turn it into fuels (artificial photosynthesis).