Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Theresa M. McCormick, Portland State University
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Theresa M. McCormick, Portland State University
Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

Portland State University Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Theresa McCormick, will present at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series 

About Professor McCormick

Theresa received her Ph.D. in 2008 from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. She was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester (2009-2010) and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto before joining the Department of Chemistry in 2013. Research in the McCormick Group develops novel metal-containing donor-acceptor type materials to increase understanding in the area of photo-induced charge transfer processes. Projects focus on the synthesis of new classes of compounds directed towards applications in photocatalysis, organic photovoltaics, and chiral recognition. Our approach is to use computations to calculate the expected properties of the target molecules so that synthetic efforts can focus on the most promising molecules.  The new compounds are characterized and studied to achieve a greater understanding of how metal centers influence photoactive systems.  Students in my group will gain a foundation in organic synthesis and coordination chemistry as well as training in application directed characterization techniques.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials, and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.

The Department of Chemistry hosts eminent scholars from throughout the field of chemistry at our weekly seminar series