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Safiyah Muhammad

Name: 
Safiyah Muhammad
Previous degree(s): 
BS, Chemistry, Nova Southeastern University
PhD start year: 
2016
Award Year: 
2016
Department/Unit: 
Chemistry
Research Advisor(s): 
Alison Fout
Description of Research: 

First row transition metals are more abundant and generally more biological compatible than their second and third row counterparts. They have been shown to engage in similar reactivity to produce desired products. My research focuses on the synthesis of such complexes to catalyze processes such as hydrogenation of various compounds. I am also looking into their application in the polarization of these compounds to be applied to improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Email: 
smuhamm2@illinois.edu