Student working on a research project.

Molecular Approaches To Water Splitting And Oxygen Activation Chemistry

Undergraduates in the Lacy lab will work directly with graduate students, postdoctoral researches, and Dr. Lacy on a research project to get trained. Skills learned include: organic synthesis, inorganic and organometallic synthesis, characterization of organic and coordination compounds, writing skills, and analytical chemistry basics. Eventually, trained undergrads will be assigned a research project with the hope to publish their work and present at conferences. Check out the website for a description of the project goals. In short, we are interested in learning how metalloenzymes perform solar-energy and health related chemical transformations that involve the making and breaking of oxygen-oxygen bonds by using organometallic and inorganic model compounds. Students who are interested in joining should send a pdf of their unofficial transcript to Dr. Lacy to set up an interview.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: bio-inspired organometallic chemistry
Student Skill-Set Needed: Chemistry major with GPA of 3.0 or greater
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: David Lacy
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry
Office: 657 NaturalScienceComplex
Phone: (716) 645-4114