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Research Interests


My current research is focused in two separate areas. In the first, computational methods are used to examine the energetics of proposed mechanistic pathways for ruthenium water oxidation catalysts.

My second area of focus is in the field of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), which consist of lattices of metal nodes connected by organic linkers. I examine cluster models of these nodes and linkers in order to explain experimentally observed trends in their catalytic application, and to guide experimental work toward synthesizing better catalysts.



BS Chemistry and Mathematics: Bradley University. 2010


Meng, Wenjing; League, Aaron B.; Ronson, Tanya K.; Clegg, Jack K.; Isley III, William C.; Semrouni, David; Gagliardi, Laura; Cramer, C hristopher J.; Nitschke, Jonathan R. "Empirical and theoretical insights into the structural features and host-guest chemistry of M8L4 tube architectures," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014. 136 (10), pp 3972-3980.

Ronson, Tanya K.; League, Aaron B.; Gagliardi, Laura; Cramer, Christopher J.; Nitschke, Jonathan R. "Pyrene-Edged FeII4L6 Cages Adaptively Reconfigure During Guest Binding," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014. 136 (44), pp 15615–15624.



Aaron League

Postdoctoral Researcher

47 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
K-14 139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: leagu003(at)