We are a physical inorganic chemistry group at Colorado State University. Our group researches topics at the intersections of inorganic chemistry, spectroscopy, and many cutting-edge areas related to spin: bioimaging, quantum information and sensing, reactivity, … all the cool stuff. In addition to curiosity about these scientific topics, we all value the following:
- “Good Science” not just breakthrough results.
- Integrity in our research process.
- A rigorous safety culture.
- Experimental failures as opportunities to learn.
- Open communication and collaboration.
- Respect for all backgrounds and experiences.
- A safe, supportive, and welcoming research environment.
Head over to the research page to learn more about the science we do and the members page to learn about the people who do it.
Recent Group News
Lab member Roxanna Martinez’ first first-author paper just got accepted today! This work explores how tuning the ligand and counterion affect spin relaxation at high magnetic fields. Check out the publications page for details once the paper is online!
Two senior lab members, Ian Moseley and Anthony Campanella, just defended their theses. We look forward to celebrating their newfound doctorness at commencement in a few weeks.
Our lab was awarded new moneys by the NSF to study exotic EPR transitions as a route toward new bioimaging applications that exploit entanglement. Looking for new people to work on it!
Okten’s paper demonstrating a record temperature sensitivity for a nuclear-spin magnetic resonance frequency was just accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc. Keep an eye on the publications page for a link to appear soon!
Zadrozny Group undergraduate alum Jeremiah Choate (now at USC) was awarded an NSF graduate fellowship! Congratulations Jeremiah!
Cassidy’s paper on spin relaxation and counterion/matrix effects was just accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. C. Keep an eye on the publications page for the paper and a link when it comes out!
Ian’s paper on paramagnetic dilutions is out today in Cell. Rep. Phys. Sci. It’s the first paper to study spin relaxation in deliberately magnetic environments. Peep it on our publications page! Nice work Ian!
Anthony’s paper on tuning zero-field splitting in Ni complexes has just been accepted! He showed that relatively minor changes to the ligand shell can induce substantial changes in zero-field splitting. Keep an eye on the publications page for more information.
Paper from senior student Tyler Ozvat just got accepted! This paper does some exciting work studying how deuteration of the ligand shell will influence variable-temperature NMR properties. It will lead to many new design strategies! See the publications page for more information and keep an eye out in Inorg. Chem. […]
The lab welcomes two undergraduate workers this summer, Fred Anderson and Amanda Gin, and a new postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Okten Ungor. We are excited for the fresh faces!
Our review on magnetic relaxation phenomena (through the lens of a synthetic chemist) was just published today in Chem. Soc. Rev. A round of celebratory shots are in order, it was a lot of work!https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/cs/d1cs00001b#!divAbstract
Our group (Anthony as first author) just had our manuscript detailing the first low-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance studies of EPR linewidth in Cr(3+) complexes. We are excited for the many more lurking on the horizon! Keep an eye on the publications page – a link to the paper will show […]
We happily welcome new group member Jacob Fromm, who will be working at the intersection of quantum science and coordination chemistry!
Zadrozny lab member Roxanna Martinez passed her literature seminar degree requirement with a department-wide seminar on MOF responses to high radiation doses. Congratulations Roxanna, well-deserved!
The manuscript “Ligand Control of 59Co Nuclear-Spin Relaxation Thermometry” was just accepted for publication. In this study we show that temperature-dependent structure can be used to drive temperature-dependent relaxation times as a new method of enabling thermometry with 59Co NMR. Be on the lookout for it in the journal Magnetochemistry.
Spencer Johnson, Zadrozny lab undergraduate researcher, was just highlighted by the CSU Energy Institute on Medium. See the highlight here.
We welcome two new members for the summer: Ryan Baker (from CSU physics), and Jacob O’Lena (via the B2B program). Welcome aboard!
Tyler and Anthony’s paper on using advanced x-ray absorption spectroscopies to probe Cobalt-59 MRI thermometers was recently accepted and published in the journal Dalton Transactions. Check the publications page for more information. Nice work!
Cassidy Jackson, Zadrozny lab group member, was selected as a SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellow for 2020-2021. Congratulations and well-deserved!
Three summer fellowships were recently awarded: (1) a summer fellowship from the CSU Energy Institute was awarded to Spencer Johnson to continue his work on understanding how particular patterns of nuclear spins impact nuclear spin relaxation dynamics. (2) Monique Broussard won a small fellowship award for research from the Chemistry […]
Our new paper “Programmable Nuclear Spin Dynamics in Ti(IV) Coordination Complexes” has been accepted for publication in Inorganic Chemistry. This paper, which features Spencer (undergraduate in Physics, planned graduation 2021) as first author and Cassidy Jackson as second author, describes new design strategies for controlling nuclear spin magnetization in the […]
Ian Moseley, Zadrozny lab member, was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Ian, well-deserved!
Cassidy’s recent paper on understanding how specific arrangements of magnetic nuclei in molecules impact magnetic relaxation was highlighted by National High Magnetic Field Laboratory! Read more about it here: https://nationalmaglab.org/user-facilities/emr/emr-publications/highlights-emr/electron-spin-coherence
Siyoung Sung just joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Siyoung comes to our group from Texas A&M, where he got his PhD under the direction of Prof. Michael Nippe. We are overjoyed to have him as part of our team!
Cassidy’s paper on the orientation dependence of phase memory relaxation was accepted for publication in Chem. Phys. Lett. Congratulations to all involved! Look for it to appear online in the near future.
The Zadrozny group welcomes two new graduate students, Christina Charles and Roxanna Martinez, into the group. We are excited to see where their studies carry them!
Cassidy Jackson (Zadrozny lab 3rd year student) was recently selected as the CSU graduate student researcher of the month by the graduate student council. Well-deserved, congratulations Cassidy! More information can be found in the November newsletter: http://gsc.colostate.edu/2019/11/05/check-out-gscs-november-newsletter/
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) recently posted a blog written by lab member Tyler Ozvat that highlights the sustainability related aspects of his research. Read the post on the Human Nature Blog through the SoGES website amongst a broad range of other sustainability research occurring at CSU. Rare […]
Our first paper on low-coordinate chemistry was just accepted as part of a special issue in the journal Polyhedron. This is Ian’s first accepted paper in our group, and focused on the synthesis and characterization of a dinuclear complex of low-coordinate iron. Congratulations Ian!
Summer worker Maiele Mignard, who worked on the metal-ion nuclear spin project as part of the bridges-to-baccalaureate (B2B) program, was featured in the CSU new magazine The Source!
Congratulations to Cassidy, who recently had a paper accepted into the journal Chemical Science. This paper is the first to study how different substitutional patterns of nuclear spins affect phase-memory relaxation in open-shell metal complexes. The work is an exciting result and will be appearing in print in the coming […]
Congratulations to Cassidy and Spencer, who both got outstanding poster presentation awards at the 60th Annual Rocky Mountain Magnetic Resonance Meeting in Denver this week (http://www.rockychem.com). This presentation is given to students who represent the bright future of magnetic resonance. Nice work Spencer and Cassidy!
The group was selected for financial support by the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, through the Doctoral New Investigator program. This funding will support our efforts to create novel catalysis design strategies that harness the intrinsic magnetism of rare-earth elements. We are grateful for the support, and extremely excited […]
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.