Oana

ORLOana Luca is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (BS ’08) and Yale University (MS ’10, PhD ’13) where she worked with Professor Robert H. Crabtree. Her postgraduate work in inorganic and physical organic chemistry at Caltech in the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and the Scripps Research Institute addresses applications of electrochemical methods for the synthesis and interconversion of chemical species in organic reactions. This work has direct applications to battery, fuel cell and solar device designs as well as electrosynthetic methods for functionalization of organic compounds. Her scientific interests span a wide range of research fields from the engineering of devices for energy production and storage, to molecular orbital interactions in surface science, to electrochemical applications in organic synthesis and in operando assessments of product distributions.

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