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Caroline Margonis

M.S. Awarded May 2021

Faculty Advisor

William McNamara

Master of Science Thesis

Polyaromatic-Terminated Iron Polypyridyl Complexes for the Functionalization of Carbon Surfaces and Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation

Research Interests

Ligand modification and synthesis for use in photocatalytic hydrogen generation


B.S. Summa cum laude, December 2018, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: Chemistry


Stern Scholarship in Chemistry (2018)

Academic Positions

Teaching Assistant, W&M Fall 2019 – Spring 2021
Teaching Assistant, UNC, Winter 2017 – Fall 2018
Chemistry Peer Mentor, UNC, Winter 2017 – Fall 2018
Research Assistant, UNC, Spring 2017 – Fall 2017

Publications & Presentations

Margonis, C.; Daw, M.; Mokkedem, W.; Stanton, C. “Expression, Purification, and Helicase Activity of Taq-UvrD” UNC Poster Session; Chapel Hill, NC 2018.

Schiffman, Z.; Margonis, C.; Moyer, A.; Ott, M.; McNamara, W. Tridentate Bis(2-pyridylmethyl)amine Iron Catalyst for Electrocatalytic Proton Reduction.  Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2020, 503, 119394.

Education & Career Objectives

After completing my masters in chemistry, I would like to pursue a PhD with focus in organic or inorganic chemistry.