Jared is originally from Balmoral, Manitoba, Canada, a small town outside of the capital city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed is undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Manitoba where he later continued with a Masters under the supervision of Professor Michael Freund. It was in his Masters degree that he also spent time at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professors Harry Gray and Nathan Lewis. There he learned how to modify semiconductor surfaces and attach organic moieties in order to modify the junction characteristics of a silicon microwire/conducting polymer contact.
He then went to the University of California, Irvine to complete his Doctoral work with Professor John C. Hemminger. At UCI, Jared’s research focused on near ambient pressure photoelectron spectroscopy with a liquid jet to investigate small molecule solvation at liquid surfaces in different solvents. His work led him to various synchrotron facilities across the US and Europe.
After his PhD, Jared moved to Berlin to carry out his postdoctoral work at the Fritz Haber Institute with Professor Beatriz Roldan Cuenya in the Department of Interface Science. There he focused on low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy of monolayer/bilayer silica for protection of electrocatalyst surfaces with Dr. Markus Heyde and coupled ultrahigh vacuum techniques to electrochemistry to study carbon dioxide reduction on single crystal copper surfaces.
I believe that science should be fun. I will strive to create a diverse, supportive, and exciting research environment for young scientists to grow both as people and researchers as they complete their studies. I have high standards for the quality of the research output and expect those in my group to share this principle. As an individual, you will be celebrated for your accomplishments, supported in your failures, and respected in your decisions relating to your goals.
My hope is that when you leave my group, you will have with a deep appreciation and sense of pride in all that you have accomplished. Take that with you as you venture out into the world and make your corner of it the best it can be!