Megan Lazorski
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Office: Center Court E2
Phone: 909-607-0332
Office Hours: Mon 3-5 pm; Thurs 1-2 pm, Fri 1-3 pm, or by appt
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Educational Background:
B.A.: College of Wooster (2006, Advisors: Virgina Pett and Walter Zurko)
Ph.D.: Colorado State University (2013, Advisor: C. Michael Elliott)
Postdoc: North Carolina State University (Advisor: Phil Castellano)
Courses Taught:
Chem 14
Chem 14 Labs
Research Interests:
Inorganic photochemistry
Photoinduced electron and energy transfer
Spectroelectrochemical techniques
Artificial photosynthetic systems
Thesis Topics:
I plan to continue investigating photoinduced electron transfer processes in:
(1) potential artificial photosynthetic systems
(2) chromophore-acceptor diads and donor-chromophore-acceptor triads
(3) host-guest signaling systems
(4) light harvesting and energy conversion systems
using a combination of UV-visible spectroscopy, fluorimetry, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, and (if possible) transient absorption spectroscopy.
Selected Publications List: Click to open new window.
1.   Lorenzo Mosca, Rony S. Khnayzer, Megan S. Lazorski, Evgeny O. Danilov, Felix N. Castellano, and Pavel Anzenbacher, Jr . (2015). Sensing of TNT and 2,4-DNT in the solid state with photoluminescent Ru(II) and Ir(III) complexes. Chem. Eur. J.   21: 4056-4064. Abstract Article
2.   Fan Deng, Megan S. Lazorski, and Felix N Castellano . (2015). Photon Upconversion Sensitized by a Ru(II)-Pyrenyl Chromophore. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A   373: 20140322. Abstract Article
3.   Ammon P. Lehnig, Megan S. Lazorski, Michael Mingroni, Kimberly A. O. Pacheco, and C. Michael Elliott . (2014). Oxidation of 2,9-Diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline to Generate the 5,6-Dione and its Subsequent Alkylation. J. Heterocycl. Chem.   : 1468-1471. Abstract Article
4.   Megan S. Lazorski and Felix N. Castellano . (2014). Advances in the light conversion properties of Cu(I)-based photosensitizers. Polyhedron   82: 57-70. Abstract Article
5.   Megan S. Lazorski, Riley H. Gest, and C. Michael Elliott . (2012). Photoinduced Multistep Charge Separation in a Heteroleptic Cu(I) Bis(phenanthroline)-Based Donor-Chromophore-Acceptor Triad. J. Am. Chem. Soc.   134: 17466-17469. Abstract Article