Olivia McCubbin Stepanic

Understanding Enzymatic C-H Bond Activation: A Combined Spectroscopic and Theoretical Approac

  • Understanding enzymatic C-H bond activation reactions via X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies of soluble monooxygenases and relevant model complexes

  • Gaining mechanistic and structural insight from enzymes will aid in development of solvent-free, low temperature (120-150 °C) and moderate pressure processes.

  • Using microfluidic mixers and simultaneous X-ray spectroscopy and UV/vis spectroscopy as a way to access protein intermediate states in situ

Olivia McCubbin Stepanic (PhD representative)

Group: Prof. Serena DeBeer, Department of Inorganic Spectroscopy, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion