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Rebecca Quardokus

Rebecca QuardokusRebecca C. Quardokus
Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3060
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: A-410
Phone: (860) 486-2844
Email: rebecca.quardokus@uconn.edu    Web: quardokus.chemistry.uconn.edu

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Education

  • NRC (National Research Council) Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Boulder, CO
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • B.S. Grand Valley State University, 2007

 

Research Focus

  • Engineering and reliability of two-dimensional materials, self-assembled monolayers, and electronic nano-devices
  • Characterization of individual molecules involved in surface-confined reactions and polymerization
  • Development of hierarchical self-assembly techniques
  • Tools used include scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy.

 

Awards

  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014-2016
  • Roh and Haas Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2013
  • NSF GK-12 Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • Nieuwland Graduate Fellowship, 2007

 

Current Publications

Rebecca C. Quardokus, V.K. Tewary, Frank W. DelRio, “Ullmann-like reactions for the synthesis of complex two-dimensional materials,” Nanotechnology, 27 (44), 442501, (2016).

V. K. Tewary, Rebecca C. Quardokus, and Frank W. DelRio, “Green’s function modeling of response of two-dimensional materials to point probes for scanning probe microscopy,” Physics Letters A, 380 (20), 1750 – 1756, (2016).

John A. Christie, Ryan P. Forrest, Steven A. Corcelli, Natalie A. Wasio, Rebecca C. Quardokus, Ryan D. Brown, S. Alex Kandel, Yuhui Lu, Craig S. Lent, and Kenneth W. Henderson, “Synthesis of a Neutral Mixed-Valence Diferrocenyl Carborane for Molecular Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata Applications,” Angewandte Chemie, 54 (15), 15448 – 15451, (2015).
Natalie A. Wasio, Rebecca C. Quardokus, Ryan D. Brown, Ryan P. Forrest, Craig S. Lent, Steven A. Corcelli, John A. Christie, Kenneth W. Henderson, and S. Alex Kandel, “Cyclic hydrogen bonding in indole carboxylic acids,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (36), 21011 – 21017, (2015).
Rebecca C. Quardokus, Natalie A. Wasio, Ryan D. Brown, John A. Christie, Kenneth W. Henderson, Ryan P. Forrest, Craig S. Lent, Steven A. Corcelli, and S. Alex Kandel, “Hydrogen- bonded clusters of 1,1’-ferrocenedicarboxylic acid on Au(111) are initially formed in solution,” The Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, 101927 (2015).
Rebecca C. Quardokus, Natalie A. Wasio, Ryan P. Forrest, Craig S. Lent, Steven A. Corcelli, John A. Christie, Kenneth W. Henderson, and S. Alex Kandel, “Hydrogen-bonded clusters of ferrocenecarboxylic acid on Au(111),” Chemical Communications, 50, 10229 – 10232, (2014).
Natalie A. Wasio, Rebecca C. Quardokus, Ryan P. Forrest, Craig S. Lent, Steven A. Corcelli, John A. Christie, Kenneth W. Henderson, and S. Alex Kandel, “Self-assembly of hydrogen- bonded two-dimensional quasicrystals,” Nature, 507, 86 – 89 (2014).
Rebecca C. Quardokus, Natalie A. Wasio, and S. Alex Kandel, “The scanning theremin microscope: A model scanning probe instrument for hands-on activities,” Journal of Chemical Education, 91 (2), 246 – 250, (2014).

Rebecca C. Quardokus, Natalie A. Wasio, Ryan P. Forrest, Steven A. Corcelli, John A. Christie, Kenneth W. Henderson, and S. Alex Kandel, “Adsorption of diferrocenylacetylene on Au(111) studied by scanning tunneling microscopy,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15, 6973 – 6981 (2013).

Rebecca C. Quardokus, Yuhui Lu, Natalie A. Wasio, Craig S. Lent, Frederic Justaud, and S. Alex Kandel, “Through-bond versus through-space coupling in mixed-valence molecules: Observations of electron localization at the single-molecule scale,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 1710 – 1714, (2012).