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.