Cassie Ward

Cassie Ward

Associate director, LIC X Ray


 Chemistry 61

Cassie Ward


Department of Chemistry

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

  • Grass, A.; Kulathungage, L. W.; Wannipurage, D.; Yousif, M.; Ward, C. L.; Groysman, S. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Alkoxide Transfer Reactivity of Dimeric Tl2(OR)2 Complexes”, Dalton Transactions, 50, 2501 (2021)
  • Subasinghe, S. A. A. S.; Romero, J.; Ward, C. L.; Bailey, M. D.; Zehner, D. R.; Mehta, P. J.; Carniato, F.; Botta, M.; Yustein, J. T.; Pautler, R. G.; Allen, M. J. “Magnetic Resonance Thermometry Using a Gd III-Based Contrast Agent”, Chemical Communication, 57, 1770 (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)
  • Jenks, J. C.; Kuda-Wedagedara, A. N. W.; Bailey, M. D.; Ward, C. L.; Allen, M. J. “Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Trends in Divalent Lanthanides through Modulation of Coordination Environment”, Inorganic Chemistry, 59, 2613 (2020)
  • Blakeney, K. J.; Ward, C. L.; Winter, C. H.; “Atomic Layer Deposition of Tungsten-Rich Tungsten Carbide Films using WCl6 and AlH2(tBuNCH2CH2NMe2) as Precursors” ECS Trans., 86, 41 (2018)
  • Ward, C. L.; DiMarco, B. N.; O’Donnell, R. M.; Meyer, G. J.; “Dye Excited States Oriented Relative to TiO2 Surface Electric Fields” J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 13863 (2018)
  • O’Donnell, R. M.; Sampaio, R. N.; Li, G.; Johansson, P.; Ward, C. L.; Meyer, G. J.; “Photo-Acidic and Photo-Basic Behavior of Transition Metal Compounds with Carboxylic Acid Groups(s)”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 3891 (2016)
  • Ward, C. L.; O’Donnell, R. M.; DiMarco, B. N.; Meyer, G. J.; “Kinetic Resolution of Charge Recombination and Electric Fields at the Sensitized TiO2 Interface”. J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 25273 (2015)

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