Faculty Mentors: William Dichtel and Nathan Gianneschi
Ioannina Castano received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco. Her research is currently focused on understanding the growth and nucleation processes of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). She also aims to improve low-dose high-resolution transmission electron microscopy methods to structurally characterize organic materials.
Awards & Fellowships
- USF University Scholar (2013-2016)
- CRC General Chemistry Award (2014)
- ACS Undergraduate Polymer Chemistry Award (2015)
- ACS Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry Award (2017)
- Hu, Z.; Castano, I.; Wang, S.; Wang, Y.; Peng, Y.; Qian, Y.; Chi, C.; Wang, X.; Zhao, D., “Modulator Effects on the Water-Based Synthesis of Zr/Hf Metal-Organic Frameworks: Quantitative Relationship Studies between Modulator, Synthetic Condition, and Performance,” Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16 (4), 2295–2301.
- Luo, S.; Kuhn, A. J.; Castano, I.; Castro, C.; Karney, W. L., “Hydrogen Shifts in Aryl Radicals and Diradicals: The Role of m-Benzynes,” J. Org. Chem., 2018, 83 (1), 314-322.
- Li, J.; Sun, Y.; Muehleisen, R.; Guzowski, L.; Yan, X.; Dull, S.; Castano, I., “Continuous Flow Synthesis of VO2 Nanoparticles or Nanorods by Using a Microreactor,” US Patent No. 9,975,804, issued May 22, 2018.