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Andrea Michelle Potocny

Postdoctoral Appointee

Biography

Andrea is a postdoctoral researcher in the Solar Energy Conversion Group at Argonne. She is interested in understanding the interplay between molecular structure and the photophysical and electrochemical properties of chromophores and catalysts. Her ultimate goal is to apply this knowledge to the design of molecular systems for energy production from renewable resources. Andrea’s current work is focused on utilizing non-covalent interactions between the discrete molecular components of a photocatalytic system to enhance photoinduced electron transfer for the eventual production of solar fuels such as hydrogen. Andrea has expertise in molecular synthesis, cyclic voltammetry and steady state absorption and emission spectroscopy. 

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 2019 
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2009