Jose Alvarez-Hernandez (G5)
Outside of lab, I’m the president of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at the UR. I take care of our fish tank, play volleyball, bike, and dream of a better Cuba.
Currently looking for a postdoc position (starting 2021).
Jesse Stroka (G5)
Research: Working at the interface of inorganic and biological chemistry, I am currently investigating
Emily Edwards (G4)
Research: My research lies at the interface of photocatalysis and biocatalysis. I have evaluated several biomolecular catalysts of increasing complexity for light-driven hydrogen generation. CoMC6*a, a mini-protein, Cobalt MP11, a water-soluble cobalt porphyrin-peptide, and CoGGH, a simple tripeptide catalyst, have been paired with a molecular charge transfer chromophore and a sacrificial electron donor. These model systems demonstrate the advantages of biomolecular scaffolds in catalysis. An ongoing goal of our
Outside of lab, I am passionate about teaching and communicating science. I work as a chemistry instructor for the ECO program through the Office of Minority Student Affiars, and enjoy volunteering with elementary and high school students. I also like to read, write, draw, and play soccer!
Jiwon Han (G3)
Research: My current research is focusing on
Alison Salamatian (G2)
Research: My current research focuses on CoMC6*a which is a synthetic enzyme that catalyzes photochemical reduction reactions. Currently, I am characterizing the water-based proton reduction as well as CO2 reduction using this catalyst and quantum dots or organic dyes as photosensitizers. These reactions are of interest for environmentally green and renewable fuels.
Kaye Kuphal (G1)
Research: I am excited to work on bioinorganic projects. Outside of lab, I am an oboist, pianist, and creative writer.
Ryan Kosko (G1)
Research: I am beginning to work on photochemical research pairing organic dyes with biomolecular catalysts. I own ferrets!
Research: My research focuses on the characterization of the catalytic complex formation in the photocatalytic hydrogen production system. Concentrating on electrochemical methods, I am exploring the activity of the catalytic complex in different conditions. Purification and subsequent employment of the catalytic complex in the photochemical system might contribute to a better understanding of the activity of catalytic species for
Research: I am currently researching the photochemical hydrogen production of CoMC6a*, a synthetic cobalt enzyme, in water. This research is part of a large effort to develop renewable fuel sources from water splitting.