Graduate Research Highlights

December 2018: Cory Hauke

Cory Hauke

Cory Hauke, 5th-year Ph.D. student in Prof. Cook’s group

Notable Recent Achievements

First author publication:

  • Cover article in Dalton Transactions April 2018
  • Hauke, C. E.; Oldacre, A. N.; Fulong, C. R. P.; Friedman, A. E.; Cook, T. R., Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Ruthenium Polypyridyl Nodes Resulting in Emergent Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57 (7), 3587-3595. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02657

Co-author publications:
** – Joint first author.

  • Zhang, Y.; Crawley, M. R.; Hauke, C. E.; Friedman, A. E.; Janik, T. S.; Cook, T. R.*, A Bis(dipyrrinato) Motif as a Building Block for Polynuclear Rhenium(I) Architectures. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 2017(34), 4055-4060.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700771
  • Zhang, Y.**; Hauke, C. E.**; Crawley, M. R.; Schurr, B. E.; Fulong, C. R. P.; Cook, T. R.*, Increasing phosphorescent quantum yields and lifetimes of platinum-alkynyl complexes with extended conjugation. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46 (30), 9794-9800. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7DT01817G
  • Zhang, Y.; Crawley, M. R.; Hauke, C. E.; Friedman, A. E.; Cook, T. R.*, Phosphorescent Decanuclear Bimetallic Pt6M4 (M = Zn, Fe) Tetrahedral Cages. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56 (8), 4258-4262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00501
  • Zhang, Y.; Fulong, C. R. P.; Hauke, C. E.; Crawley, M. R.; Friedman, A. E.; Cook, T. R.*, Photophysical Enhancement of Triplet Emitters by Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23 (19), 4532-4536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700614
  • Yan, X.; Wang, H.; Hauke, C. E.; Cook, T. R.; Wang, M.; Saha, M. L.; Zhou, Z.; Zhang, M.; Li, X.; Huang, F.; Stang, P. J., A Suite of Tetraphenylethylene-Based Discrete Organoplatinum(II) Metallacycles: Controllable Structure and Stoichiometry, Aggregation-Induced Emission, and Nitroaromatics Sensing. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (48), 15276-15286. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b10130

Research highlight

My research focuses on the fundamental photophysics of multi-chromophore systems attained using coordination-driven self-assembly, focusing on transition metal chromophores as structural elements of the assembly. By using these supramolecular metallocycles and cages, we can manipulate photophysical properties by the introduction of multiple, communicative excited states as well as changing both radiative and non-radiative rate constants.

I think the biggest asset the UB chemistry department has is the cooperative atmosphere amongst both the faculty and the students. The support and collaboration within the department helps all of us raise our science to another level.

I love watching soccer, both at home or at Mès Que on Hertel Ave. Otherwise, I enjoy gaming and just driving around to see parts of the region, like Ellicottville or Lewiston.

Congratulations, Cory!

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