Cassie Ward

Cassie Ward

Associate director, LIC X Ray


 Chemistry 61


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Department of Chemistry

Cassie Ward

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Crystallography and spectroscopy



  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2008
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Kansas, 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2014-2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wayne State University, 2016-2018

Selected publications

  • Gupta, S.; Ward, C. L.; Perera, S. S.; Gowan, C. T.; Dittrich, T. M.; Allen, M. J.; McElmurry, S. P.; Kodanko, J. J. “Development of a highly selective Ni(II) chelator in aqueous solution” Inorganic Chemistry, 61, 19492 (2022).
  • Barraza Jr., R.; Sertage, A.; Ward, C. L.; Schlegel, H. B.; Allen, M. J. “Properties of Amine-Containing Ligands that are Necessary for Visible-Light-Promoted Catalysis with Divalent Europium” Inorganic Chemistry 61, 19649 (2022).
  • Biros, E. S.; Ward, C. L.; Allen, M. J.; Lutter, J. C. “Identification of Seven-Coordinate LnIII ions in a LnIII[15-MCFeIIIN(shi)-5](OAc)2Cl Species Crystallized from Methanol and Pyridine”, Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 52, 152 (2022).
  • Bokouende, S. S.; Jenks, T. C.; Ward, C. L.; Allen, M. J. “Solid-State and Solution-Phase Characterization of SmII-Aza[2.2.2]cryptate and Its Methylated Analogue” Dalton Trans., 51, 10852 (2022).
  • Karns, J.; Eliseeva, S.; Ward, C. L.; Allen, M. J.; Petoud, S.; Lutter, J. C. “Near-IR Lanthanide-Based Emission from Fused bis[Ln(III)/Zn(II) 14-metallacrown-5] Coordination Compounds” Inorganic Chemistry, 61 5691 (2022).
  • Kurup, S. S.; Nasser, S.; Ward, C. L.; Groysman, S. “Synthesis and Structure of a New Bulky bis (alkoxide) Ligand on a Terphenyl Platform”, Acta Crystallographica, E77, (2022).
  • Ward, C. L.; Allen, M. J.; Lutter, J. C. “Hexa-μ-acetato-chlorido(μ-N,2-dioxodobenzene-1-carboximidato)-μ3-oxido-tetrairon(III)-water (1/1) and hexa-μ-acetato-(μ-N,2-dioxodobenzene-1-carboximidato)fluoride-μ3-oxido-tri-pyridinetetrairon(III)-pyridine-water (1/1/0.24)”, Acta Crystallographica, E77, (2021)
  • Don, U. I. K.; Kurup, S. S.; Hollingsworth, T. S.; Ward, C. L.; Lord, R. L.; Groysman, S. “Synthesis and Cu(I)/Mo(VI) Reactivity of a New Bifunctional Heterodinucleating Ligand on Xanthene Platform” Inorganic Chemistry, (2021)
  • Jayakodiarachchi, N.; Evans, P.; Ward, C. L.; Winter, C. H. “Evaluation of Volatility and Thermal Stability in Monomeric and Dimeric Lanthanide(III) Complexes Containing Enaminolate Ligands”, Organometallics, 40, 1270 (2021)
  • Arachchilage, H. J.; Suescun, L.; Ward, C. L.; Winter, C. H. “Volatile and Thermally Stable Silver Pyrazolate Complexes Containing N-heterocyclic Carbene Ligands”, Polyhedron, 197, 115010 (2021)


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