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Julie L. Fenton

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Julie Fenton



520 Chemistry Building


Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
Ph.D., Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 2018
B.S., Chemistry, Messiah College, 2014

Selected Honors and Awards

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Chemical Sciences, 2019–2021
ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator, 2019
Alumni Association Dissertation Award & Doctoral Scholar Medal (Penn State), 2018
Rustum & Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award (Penn State), 2018

Selected Publications

Fenton, J.L.; Burke, D.W.; Qian, D.; Olvera de la Cruz, M.; Dichtel, W.R. “Polycrystalline Covalent Organic Framework Films Act as Adsorbents, not Membranes.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 1466-1473.

Fenton, J.L.; Steimle, B.C.; Schaak, R.E. “Exploiting Crystallographic Regioselectivity to Engineer Asymmetric Colloidal Nanoparticle Isomers using Partial Cation Exchange Reactions.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6771-6775.

Fenton, J.L.; Steimle, B.C.; Schaak, R.E. “Tunable Intraparticle Frameworks for Creating Complex Heterostructured Nanoparticle Libraries.” Science 2018, 360, 513-517.

Fenton, J.L.; Schaak, R.E. “Structure-Selective Cation Exchange in the Synthesis of Zincblende MnS and CoS Nanocrystals.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 6464-6467.