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Jonathan Wheeler

Graduate Student

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Jonathan is from Boca Raton, Florida.  He studied chemistry and applied mathematics at Florida State University obtaining degrees in both in 2021.  During his time as an undergraduate, he worked in the Hanson lab at FSU on dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) as he both designed and studied their photophysical and photovoltaic properties.  He joined the Castellano Group in 2021 as a synthetic chemist working on both the CHASE solar hub initiative and projects seeking to investigate photophysical properties and photochemical properties of light-harvesting Cr(III) photosensitizers.  In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing poker, hiking, betting on/watching sports, going to the gym, and reading/writing.




B.S. Chemistry Florida State University 2021

B.S. Applied Mathematics Florida State University 2021

Area(s) of Expertise

Synthesis of anthracene and phenanthroline derivatives containing ethynyl bridges.
Synthesis of Cr(III) complexes with strong photooxidant properties.


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