Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Brandi M. Cossairt
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Brandi M. Cossairt

Science Building I, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

University of Washington Assisant Professor of Chemistry, Brandi M. Cossairt, will present The Chemistry of Nanoscale Phosphides: Buidling Complex Inorganic "Molecules" with Atom-Level Precision at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Cossairt

Brandi Cossairt received her Ph.D. in 2010 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research revolves around synthetic inorganic chemistry focused on building up molecules and materials for targeted applications in light harvesting and catalysis. Using the tools and methods of inorganic and main-group synthesis, we are synthesizing new III-V nanostructures and clusters and designing bifunctional electrocatalyst-nanoparticle composites. Along the way we are preparing new molecular precursors, creating new synthetic methodologies, and developing a complete toolbox for tailoring nanoparticle surfaces. A diverse array of characterization techniques including optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, NMR, electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction allow us to analyze our new compounds and direct future synthetic strategies.

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.