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July 2018 Graduate Student Research Highlight: Cressa Ria P. Fulong

Graduate student: Cressa Ria P. Fulong, 4th-year Ph.D. student in Prof. Cook’s group

Notable recent achievements:

First author publications:

  • Fulong, C.R.P.; Liu, J.; Pastore, V.J.; Lin, H.; Cook, T.R. Mixed-matrix materials using metal-organic polyhedra with enhanced compatibility for membrane gas separation. Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 7905–7915. (Link)
  • Fulong, C.R.P.; Cook, T.R.C. Sequestration of Orange G and Methylene Blue from aqueous solutions using a Co(II) Coordination Polymer. RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 26532–26536. (Link)

Co-author publications:

  • Zhou, J.; Zhang, Y.;  Yu, G.; Crawley, M.R.; Fulong, C.R.P.; Friedman, A.E.; Sengupta, S.; Sun, J.; Li, Q.; Huang, F.; Cook, T.R. Highly Emissive Self-Assembled BODIPY-Platinum Supramolecular Triangles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7730–7736. (Link)
  • Hauke, C.E.; Oldacre, A.N.; Fulong, C.R.P; Friedman, A.E; Cook, T.R. Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Ruthenium Polypyridyl Nodes Resulting in Emergent Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 3587–3595. (Link)
  • Zhang, Y.; Hauke, C.E.; Crawley, M.R.; Schurr, B.E.; Fulong, C.R.P; Cook, T.R. Increasing phosphorescent quantum yields and lifetimes of platinum-alkynyl complexes with extended conjugation. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 9794–9800. (Link)
  • Zhang,  Y.; Fulong C.R.P.; Hauke, C.E.; Crawley, M.R.; Friedman, A.E.; Cook, T.R. Photophysical Enhancement of Triplet Emitters by Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly. Chem. Eur. J, 2017, 23, 4532–4536. (Link)

Research highlight:

My research revolves around exploring the host-guest chemistry of supramolecular coordination compounds. Specifically, I was working on the organic pollutant capture and the gas separation properties of metal-organic frameworks and polyhedra.

Here at UB, I got the opportunity to meet the best mentor who inspires, challenges, and guides our group not only in research but also in life. We also have a diverse group of exceptional graduate students that are always cheerful despite the occasional extreme weather conditions.

Outside the lab, I enjoy art, music, travelling with friends, and getting plenty of sleep.

Congratulations, Cressa!