Elizabeth (Liz) Johnson
Pedagogy Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)
Liz is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology department. Her doctoral work is focused on designing and studying transition metal complexes that can serve as catalysts for transformations that are desirable for various applications, including pharmaceutical and environmental-related industries. More specifically, Liz works with earth abundant first row transition metals, such as iron and cobalt, to make bimetallic complexes that utilize metal-metal cooperativity for such small molecule activation processes akin to how nature effects these challenging transformations. Liz has held multiple teaching appointments in the chemistry department, including general chemistry, organic chemistry, and an upper-level inorganic chemistry lab course. Liz is originally from New Jersey and holds a B.S. in Chemistry from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). While at TCNJ, she competed in varsity cross country and track and field; post college, she still enjoys running and competing in local road races in her spare time.