Welcome Austin and Yutaro!

A big Parent lab welcome to Austin MacRae and Yutaro Aimoto.

Austin joins our research group as a new graduate student in chemistry at NDSU, and is working with the CSMS developing more sustainable syntheses of polymer building blocks.

Yutaro is a visiting graduate student from Prof. Ken Sakai’s lab at Kyushu university, and will be training our students in methods for characterizing oxidation and reduction catalysts electrochemically, and investigating electrochemical methods for converting carbon dioxide into polymer precursors for the CSMS. While here, Yutaro will also make use of NDSU’s mass spectrometry and Raman spectroscopy capacity to advance his graduate research studying the role of cerium ions in water oxidation by ruthenium complexes.