Amanda Cook, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Amanda Cook

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Member, Materials Science Institute
Practice Areas: Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Surface Chemistry

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Amanda Cook is an academic expert in organic chemistry, materials science and surface chemistry. The Cook lab is focused on the development of heterogeneous catalysts for use in organic transformations that are otherwise achieved through unsustainable or hazardous means. Using molecular control, the active site of the heterogeneous catalyst can be precisely synthesized, leading to a uniform surface. With these new catalysts, the Cook Lab is exploring chemical reactions applicable to industrial needs, like hydrofunctionalization and hydrogenation reactions. 

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