Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Travis B. Gasa

Graduate Student

Hometown: Tinley Park, IL

Joined group: 2005

Left group: 2010


2005 - BS Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Advisor: Prof Steven C Zimmerman


1. Gasa, T. B.; Spruell, J. M.; Dichtel, W. R.; Sorensen, T. J.; Philp, D.; Stoddart, J. F.; Kuzmic, K., "Complexation between Methyl Viologen (Paraquat) Bis(Hexafluorophosphate) and Dibenzo[24]Crown-8 Revisited," Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 106-116


I was born in Illinois and grew up in Tinley Park, a town located just south of Chicago. I received my BSc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (2001-2005) where I majored in Chemistry and performed undergraduate research under the supervision of Prof Steven C Zimmerman. In 2003 I spent one year studying abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. In August 2005, I moved to Los Angeles where I started my career as a graduate student conducting research in the area of molecular electronics.

In August 2007, I moved from UCLA to the Stoddart Group's new home at Northwestern University. I am currently working on research projects in both molecular electronics and artificial light-harvesting systems.

While not in the lab I enjoy playing guitar, running, swimming, road trips, skiing, camping, and most things outdoors.


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