Matthew C. Kessinger
Matthew finished his B.S. in Chemistry (2015) from Concord University in Athens, WV. There he performed undergraduate research with Prof. Timothy Corrigan on the plasmonic enhancement of quantum dot/gold nanoparticle assemblies in DNA-arrays. After his undergraduate studies, Matthew went on to complete his Ph.D. in Chemistry (2020) at Virginia Tech under the mentorship of Prof. Amanda Morris. The focus of his research in the Morris lab was on the synthesis of transition metal complexes that undergo a redox-induced spin exchange reaction and the characterization of their interfacial electron transfer kinetics. In 2020 Matthew joined Prof. Meyer’s research group as a postdoc studying the mechanism of water oxidation at semiconductor/catalyst interfaces in collaboration with the Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE).