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October 2017 Graduate Student Research Highlight: Karthika J Kadassery

Graduate student: Karthika J Kadassery, 3rd-year Ph.D. student in Prof. Lacy’s group

Notable recent achievements:

Two First-Author publications in Inorganic Chemistry:

  • Inorg. Chem., 201756 (15), pp 8748–8751 (link)
  • Inorg. Chem., 201756 (16), pp 9954–9965 (link)

Research highlight:

My research focuses on developing organomanganese catalysts for photochemical water splitting. Our long-term goal is to achieve photocatalytic conversion of water to H2 and O2 using earth-abundant single-site organometallic complexes.

For me, the best part about being a graduate student at UB is my group – The Lacy Lab. Working for an amazing advisor like Dr. Lacy makes the whole PhD experience fun and enjoyable. I also love spending time with my labmates, both inside and outside the lab.

Outside of graduate school, I enjoy dancing. I’m an active member of UB Zeal, a South Asian dance club at UB. I also like traveling and photography.

Congratulations, Karthika!