Christine A. Caputo

Christine CaputoAssistant Professor

Inorganic Chemistry

Arriving Fall 2015

Department of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH  03824

caputo.unh@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

  • 2012 - Present,  Marie Curie International Postdoctoral Fellow, Cambridge University
  • 2009 - 2012, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of California at Davis
  • 2009, Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario
  • 2004, M.S., McGill University
  • 2001, B.Sc., Carleton University

Research Interests

Design and synthesis of new organic and organometallic complexes that can act as catalysts or precursors for the deveopment of new photoactive materials. Photochemical and electrochemical techniques are used to test for catalytic activity and spectroscopic methods are used to study the photophysical properties of new materials. Current research projects are focussed on using Earth-abundant metals to synthesize organometallic complexes for the catalytic conversion of small molecules (e.g. CO2 N2, O2, H2O etc.) into more valuable sustainable fuel precursors using sunlight.

Graduate positions available starting September 2015.