Our lab explores magneto-optical materials, magnetic transition-metal complexes, and low-coordinate photoactive species. For these studies, students are trained to both make and measure inorganic molecules, ultimately leaving graduate school with a well-rounded and broadly applicable skill set. Specifically, these accomplishments entail learning inorganic and organic synthetic chemistry, modern material/molecular characterization techniques, spanning spectroscopy, crystallography, magnetometry, among others. Excited students are encouraged to contact Joe for more details and keep an eye on this website for scientific discoveries.
Recent Group News
Tyler Ozvat, 2nd year graduate student in the Zadrozny lab, just passed his qualifying exam. Nice job Tyler!
Congratulations to lab member Cassidy Jackson, who received a “Best Presentation Award” from the 6th Center for Advanced Magnetics Workshop on June 18th, 2019. The workshop was a highly interdisciplinary mix of physicist and chemists. Nice work, Cassidy!
Tyler and Manny’s paper exploring the role of ligand design on the sensitivity of Cobalt-59 to fluctuations in temperature is now accepted for publication in the journal of Chemical Science. Keep an eye out for its appearance in the coming week!
After much anticipation, our group’s second glove box has finally arrived! With this new glovebox we are excited to expand upon our air-free synthetic techniques intended for a variety of new and continuing projects.
Congratulations to Tyler who was selected as a 2019-2020 Sustainability Leadership Fellow through the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES). As a fellow of this program, Tyler will participate in many innovative professional development opportunities to complement and expand the sustainability-driven aspects of his research. School of Global Environmental Sustainability […]
Two group members were recently awarded funds to support their summer research. Congratulations to both Cassidy and Spencer, well-deserved! First, congratulations to Cassidy, who was awarded a CSU PRSE Summer Fellowship. This fellowship will support her work in studying how specific geometric arrangements of nuclear spins impact the properties of […]
This Thursday, group member Cassidy Jackson passed her qualifying exam – the first of the Zadrozny Group. Congratulations!
This Saturday, undergraduate member Spencer Johnson received an Outstanding Presentation Award from the 2019 Rocky Mountain Undergraduate Research Conference at Colorado Christian University. Congratulations, Spencer!
The Zadrozny Group welcomes two new graduate students to the lab, Ian and Anthony. They are a superb addition to the group, and we are excited to conduct research with them on new projects.
Congratulations, Chun-Yi, for lead authoring the group’s first publication appearing in Chemical Science. The manuscript provides new molecular design principles for metal complexes in potential low-frequency EPR applications. The work was done in collaborations with lab of Prof. Sandra and Gareth Eaton at the University of Denver.
We are excited to be selected for a R21 Trailblazer award by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The funding will enable us to explore the possibility of using metal complexes for next generation molecular probes in the field of electron paramagnetic resonance imaging. We are grateful for […]
Our work to explore the low-frequency EPR properties of metal ions was recently selected for funding by the NSF. The financial support of the award will enable the exploration of a strategy to harness the extreme sensitivity of molecule-based electronic spin quantum bits toward new applications in biosensing. The work […]
Today we congratulate Cassidy for being awarded the C. Michael Elliot Memorial Scholarship Award from the College of Natural Sciences and the Chemistry Department at CSU. Chemistry Scholarship and Award Recipients CSU SOURCE – College of Natural Sciences
The Zadrozny Group welcomes two REU students, Bailey and Spencer, to the lab over the summer. The join to aid in synthesizing low-frequency EPR and temperature-dependent cobalt MRI imaging agents.
Today, the lab heads off campus to visit Rocky Mountain High School to talk about magnetism in molecules through interactive demos. Cassidy and Tyler are seen demonstrating how dipole moments affect magnetic strength and the formation of magnetite from ion supplements.
The Zadrozny Group welcomes three new graduate students, Cassidy, Tyler, and Manny to the group. We are excited to bring them aboard! Venture to the Group webpage to learn more about them.
The Zadrozny lab is moving into the new building today! We will have brand new fume hoods, office space, and lab space to start doing chemistry. This new building is also equipped with in house NMR spectrometers and an X-ray diffractometer to facilitate characterization. Our lab will reside within the […]
The Zadrozny Group welcomes graduate student Blake Gerold, who will work on designing molecules and materials capable of generating nuclear spin hyperpolarization.