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Principal Investigator: Dr. David Jenkins

Dr. David Jenkins completed his B.A. in chemistry at Cornell University in 2000, where he conducted research with Prof. Héctor Abruña on the synthesis and electrochemistry of phenanthroline-based copper complexes.

Dr. Jenkins received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2005, for his research on low-spin pseudo-tetrahedral cobalt(II) complexes under the direction of Prof. Jonas Peters.  While at Caltech, Dr. Jenkins synthesized the first cobalt-imide (a metal-nitrogen multiple bond) complex. Dr. Jenkins then joined the laboratory of Prof. Jeffrey Long as a Miller Institute for Basic Research postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.  His research at U.C. Berkeley focused on the development of pentadentate capping ligands for utilization in single-molecule magnets and double exchange magnetic materials.

Dr. Jenkins was born and raised in “the western gate to the sunshine state (where thousands live and millions wish they could),” otherwise known as Pensacola, FL.  He enjoys many outdoor sports, but his favorites are road cycling and downhill skiing.  Dr. Jenkins is married to a wonderful Carioca, Mahogany Jenkins, who he first met while at Cornell.  They have a Coton de Tulear named Oz.

David Jenkins

B.A., Cornell University (2000)
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (2005)

NSF Graduate Fellow
Miller Instistute for Basic Research in Science Postdoctoral Fellow