Jeffrey Bertke

2011 Scholarship Program Recipient

Jeffrey Bertke, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Research Proposal:
Synthesis and Characterization of Azolate Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Sequestration of CO2

 

Professional Pursuits

I am currently the Assistant Crystallographer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Publications Since Receiving The Award

1) Matson, E.M.; Bertke, J.A.; Fout, A.R. "Isolation of Iron(II) Aqua and Hydroxyl Complexes Featuring a Tripodal H-bond Donor and Acceptor Ligand." Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 4450-4458.

2) Bertke, J.A.; Oliver, A.G.; Henderson, K.W. "catena-Poly[[penta-μ-benzoato-μ-chlorido-dioxanedineodymium(III)]dioxane 2.5-solvate]." Acta Cryst. Sec. E. 2012, E68, M690.

3) Bertke, J.A.; Oliver, A.G.; Henderson, K.W. "Effects of the Alkali-Metal Cation Size on Molecular and Extended Structures: Formation of Coordination Polymers and Hybrid Materials in the Homologous Series [(4-Et-C6H4OM)•(diox)n], M = Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs." Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 1020-1027.

 

Honors & Recognitions

2011 - Awarded Bayer Predoctoral Research Fellowship from the Center for Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame

 

Impact of the scholarship

"The Ludo Frevel Scholarship has had a great impact on my professional career.  Not only was crystallography a huge part of my graduate research at the University of Notre Dame, but I am currently the Assistant Crystallographer at the University of Illinois (U of I) at Urbana-Champaign.  Every day, I use crystallography to aid undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and industrial research at one of the top research institutions in the U.S.  The research that I have come in contact with at the U of I is quite diverse and includes:  small organic molecules, organometallic complexes, metal-organic frameworks, inorganic compounds, nano-particles, polymers, thin films and much more. "

 

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