Welcome to the Turro Group
The Turro Research Group
Pictured (from left), Back: Austin Lanquist, Piyush Gupta, Dr. Walter Dressick, Dr. Sean Stienke, Spencer Burton
Front: Erin Ramey, Jessie Vandevord, Dr. Claudia Turro, Matt Fortunato, Marilyn Dunbar, Alexia Silva, Santana Garcia
The research in the Turro group encompasses a wide area of chemistry – including inorganic, physical, supramolecular, and biological chemistry. There is a variety of projects that students are working on in the group, many of which involve the use of optical instrumentation to measure electronic absorption, emission, and lifetime properties. In addition, ultrafast and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopies, as well as ultrafast time-resolved infrared techniques are important tools that we use to obtain spectral and lifetime information on the excited states and short-lived intermediates involved in photochemical reactions on chemically relevant timescales.
Collaborative Research on Dirhodium Photocatalysts Anchored onto NiO Activated with Red Light Published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society1/2021 – In collaboration with Jiaonan Sun in the group of Dr. Yiying Wu at Ohio State, Jie published work on a dirhodium complex, anchored to NiO, capable of evolving H2 following the absorption of a broad range of light, extending from the ultraviolet to the near-IR region.
11/2020 – Congratulations to Dr. Hemanthi Manamperi for successfully defending her thesis
10/2020 - Congratulations to Matt Fortunato for successfully completing his candidacy exam
1/2020 - Congratulations to Dr. Congcong Xue, who accepted a job offer at Yet2, an innovation consulting and technology scouting company, as an associate project leader.
10/2019 - Hemanthi and Turro graduate Dr. Suzanne Witt published their work on dirhodium catalysts exhibiting different efficiencies and selectivity for HCOOH and H2 production in ACS Applied Energy Materials.