Faculty Mentor: Chad Mirkin
Andrea d’Aquino received a B.S. and minor in mathematics from Western Washington University. Her research work is currently focused on using coordination chemistry to develop synthetic systems with properties reminiscent of biological molecules (such as enzymes). This research involves supramolecular coordination-based synthesis and a wide variety of characterization techniques. Her research is important for use in applications such as catalysis, host-guest chemistry, drug delivery, and chemical separations.
Awards & Fellowships
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- Gates Millennium Scholarship and Fellowship
- d'Aquino, A. I.; Danforth, S. J.; Clinkingbeard, T. R.; Ilic, B.; Pullan, L.; Reynolds, M. A.; Murray, B. D.; Bussell, M. E., J. Catal. 2016, 335, 2014–214.
- McGuirk, C. M.; Mendez-Arroyo, J. E.; d’Aquino, A. I., Stern, C. L.; Mirkin, C. A., Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 6674–6683.
- Mendez-Arroyo, J.; d'Aquino, A. I.; Chinen, A. B.; Manraj, Y. D.; Mirkin, C. A., Reversible and Selective Encapsulation of Dextromethorphan and beta-Estradiol Using an Asymmetric Molecular Capsule Assembled via the Weak-Link Approach., J Am Chem Soc, 2017, 139(4), 1368-1371.