Smaranda C. Marinescu

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Smaranda C. Marinescu

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Associate Professor of Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Smaranda C. Marinescu, Associate Professor of Chemistry at USC

Ph.D., 2011, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., 2006, California Institute of Technology

Office: LJS 365
Phone: (213) 740-6075
Fax: (213) 740-0930

Research Focus

We are interested in the development of novel catalytic systems for efficient solar-to-fuel technologies. Inspired by biological systems, we design molecular catalysts that involve hydrogen bonding networks capable of small molecule activation through multiple proton and electron transfers.

  • Department of Chemistry
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 McClintock Avenue, SGM 418
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1062