I am Michael, a third-year graduate student in the Castellano Group. I’m originally from New Jersey and obtained my undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. When I am not in the lab, some of my favorite things to do is to discover the best coffee places in Raliegh and go to Carolina Hurricanes hockey games.
Bachelor of Science Biochemistry Marist College 2019
Area(s) of Expertise
I work with developing and understanding the mechanisms of long-lived earth abundant metal organic chromophores. The core of my research is rooted in advancing the world of Cu(I) photosensitizers.
- Employing Long-Range Inductive Effects to Modulate Metal-to- Ligand Charge Transfer Photoluminescence in Homoleptic Cu(I) Complexes , INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2023)
- Sterically Encumbered Heteroleptic Copper(I) β-Diketiminate Complexes with Extended Excited-State Lifetimes , INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2023)
- A Unified Approach to Decarboxylative Halogenation of (Hetero)aryl Carboxylic Acids , JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (2022)
- Long-Lived Photoluminescence of Molecular Group 14 Compounds through Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence , Inorganic Chemistry (2022)
- Next Generation Cuprous Phenanthroline MLCT Photosensitizer Featuring Cyclohexyl Substituents , INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2021)