You are here:

Noriega Research Group

 

 PI

 
Rodrigo Noriega

office: 2428 TBBC

email: noriega@chem.utah.edu

phone: (801)587-7979

 

My interest in the dynamic processes that connect structure and function in macromolecules stems from their versatility − from synthetically tunable polymers used in optoelectronics to precisely evolved biopolymers present in living systems. Their complex molecular conformations make it difficult to understand the elementary steps that result in charge transport, catalytic activity, and information transfer. I plan to develop and apply new experimental techniques to understand these disordered molecular conformations using ultrafast laser pulses as my main tool. A combination of experimental data and computer simulations will allow us to answer such complex research questions. Soccer, running, biking, and hiking are the main activities I enjoy in order to balance a productive day in lab.

     Rodrigo Noriega

Graduate Students

 
 Mckenzie Jonely

Mckenzie Jonely

Graduate Student (2016 – Present)

e-mail:  u0734501@utah.edu

Education:

B.S Chemistry, Southern Utah University (2016)

Interests: cats, hiking, dancing, and Netflix

Sasha Moonitz

Sasha Moonitz

Graduate Student (2017 - Present)

email: u1136740@umail.utah.edu

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, Metropolitian State University of Denver

Interests: Hiking, scuba diving, music, cars, and binge watching Food Network

Undergraduate Students

 
Noah_Shepard Noriega lab photo

Noah Shepard

Undergraduate Student (2018 - Present)

email: u1117652@umail.utah.edu

Education:

Majoring in B.S. Biological Chemistry, U of Utah

Interests: Painting, Camping, Dungeons and Dragons, and Swimming

Summer Rotation Students

 
 

Randolph J. Braun

Graduate Student (Fall 2019 incoming class)

Education:

B.S. Chemistry, Northern Arizona University

Alumni

 

Charles Simon (M.Sc., 2019) - Nelson Laboratories

Kimberly Lopez (2017 NSF REU program)

Rafael Durtschi (U. of Utah Undergraduate research program, 2017)

 

 

NORIEGA RESEARCH GROUP LINKS

Last Updated: 6/13/19