Cassandra Whitford

Position: Graduate Student
Office Phone: (847) 467-3253
Office Room: Catalysis 221
Joint Advisor: Randy Snurr
Previous Degrees and Institutions: University at Buffalo, 2013
Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Project Summary: I am working on the synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications of metal nanoparticles encapsulated by metal-organic frameworks. These unique materials utilize the pore structure of MOFs to direct reactant contact with the encapsulated nanoparticle, thus causing "regioselective reactions." In particular, I am interested in looking at the influence of the MOF on the encapsulated nanoparticles and applying these catalysts to regioselective oxidation reactions.