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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Professional Appointments and Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


535 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-1221

Mailing Address

104 Chemistry Building 
University Park, PA 16802


B.S., Le Moyne College, 2006 (Chemistry and Biology)

Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2012 (Supramolecular and Solid-State Organic Synthesis)

Postdoc, New York University, (Polymer Synthesis and Self-Assembly)


Honors and Awards

Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2020)


Selected Publications

Gray, C. L., Xu, P., Rothenberger, A. J., Koehler, S. J., Elacqua, E., Milosavljevic, B. H., and Mallouk, T. E.  An Oligomeric Ruthenium Polypyridyl Dye for Improved Stability of Aqueous Photoelectrochemical Cells, Journal of Physical Chemistry, C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00493

Elacqua, E. and Gregor, M.  Poly(arylenevinylene)s through Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization of an Unsymmetrical Donor-Acceptor Cyclophane, Angew. Chem., 2019131, 9627-9632; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201958, 9527-9532.

Elacqua, E., Geberth, G., Vanden Bout, D. A., and Weck, M.  Synthesis and Folding Behavior of Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)-based β-sheet Polychromophores, Chem. Sci.201910, 2144-2152.

Pomarico, S. K., Lye, D. S., Elacqua, E., and Weck, M.  Synthesis of Covalent Sheet-Coil-Helix and Coil-Sheet-Helix Block Copolymers through Sequential ROMP and Anionic Polymerization, Polym. Chem., 20189, 5655-5659.

Elacqua, E., Zheng, X., Shillingford, C., Liu, M., and Weck, M.  Molecular Recognition in the Colloidal World, Acc. Chem. Res.201750, 2756-2766.

Elacqua, E., Manning, K. B., Lye, D., Pomarico, S. K., Morgia, F., and Weck, M.  Supramolecular Multiblock Copolymers Featuring Complex Secondary Structures, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017139, 12240-12250.

Elacqua, E., Croom, A., Manning, K. B., Pomarico, S. K., Lye, D., Young, L., and Weck, M.  Supramolecular Diblock Copolymers Featuring Well-Defined Telechelic Building Blocks, Angew. Chem.2016, 128, 16105-16110; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201655, 15873-15878.

Elacqua, E. and Weck, M.  Fabrication of Supramolecular Semiconductor Block Copolymers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization, Chem. Eur. J.201521, 7151-7158.

Elacqua, E., Lye, D. S., and Weck, M.  Engineering Orthogonality in Supramolecular Polymers:  From Simple Scaffolds to Complex Materials, Acc. Chem. Res.201447, 2405-2416.

Elacqua, E., Kaushik, P., Groeneman, R. H., Sumrak, J. C., Bučar, D.-K., and MacGillivray, L. R.  A Supramolecular Protecting Group Strategy Introduced to the Organic Solid State:  Enhanced Reactivity via Molecular Pedal Motion. Angew. Chem.2012124, 1061-1065; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201251, 1037-1041.

Elacqua, E., and MacGillivray, L. R.  From the Decks to the Bridges:  Optoelectronics in [2.2]Paracyclophane Chemistry. Eur. J. Org. Chem.201036, 6883-6894.