Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Noelle R. Catarineu

Staff Scientist
Materials Science Division

 +1 925-423-6944

PhD Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
BS Chemistry
New York University

Professional Background

2018–Present, Staff Scientist, Physical and Life Sciences Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2017–2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories, Advisors: Dr. David B. Robinson, Dr. Joshua D. Sugar

2012–2017, Graduate Student, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Advisor: Prof. Omar M. Yaghi

2008–2012, Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemistry, New York University, Advisor: Prof. James W. Canary

Research Interests

Materials chemistry, inorganic chemistry, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), porous materials, tritium science, radiation damage, mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lightning Talk, University of California Chemical Symposium
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
  • Edward J. McNelis Thesis Prize, New York University

Selected Publications

Catarineu, N. R.; Bartelt, N. C.; Sugar, J. D.; Vitale, S.; Shanahan, K. L.; Robinson, D. B., Three-Dimensional Maps of Helium Nanobubbles To Probe the Mechanisms of Bubble Nucleation and Growth. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2019, 123, 31. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00709

Catarineu, N. R.; Schoedel, A.; Urban, P.; Morla, M. B.; Trickett, C. A.; Yaghi, O. M., Two Principles of Reticular Chemistry Uncovered in a Metal-Organic Framework of Heterotritopic Linkers and Infinite Secondary Building Units. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 10826. doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b07267

Mortezaei, S.; Catarineu, N. R.; Canary, J. W., Dial-in selection of any of four stereochemical outcomes among two substrates by in situ stereo-reconfiguration of a single ambidextrous catalyst. Tetrahedron. Lett. 2016, 57, 459. doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2015.12.015

Mortezaei, S; Catarineu, N. R.; Duan, X.; Hu, Canary, J. W., Redox-reconfigurable ambidextrous catalysis: structural and mechanistic insight. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 5904. doi: 10.1039/C5SC02144H

Mortezaei, S.; Catarineu, N. R.; Canary, J. W., A Redox-Reconfigurable, Ambidextrous Asymmetric Catalyst. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 8054. doi: 10.1021/ja302283s

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