is a 2019-2023 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Kansas. He received a B.S. (2012) in chemical engineering, with a focus on material science from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Following his graduation, Shaun spent the next five years serving as an officer in the U.S. Army before deciding to return to academia and receiving a B.S. (2019) in chemistry from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. While his current research focuses on the electrochemical properties of heterobimetallic complexes of Zinc; Shaun’s main interests lie in the f-block, with a particular focus on uranyl chemistry. It is his hope to apply what he has learned working with zinc to develop a new series of heterobimetallic uranyl complexes that could be useful for tunable redox chemistry and catalysis.
Mentor: James D. Blakemore, Associate Professor, Chemistry