Monica Ohnsorg

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Doctoral Student


B.S. Chemistry, Hope College, 2016

Research Area

Tailoring the chemical properties of synthetic polymer platforms to achieve specific distributions of chemical functionalities, and self-assembling macro-molecular architectures which facilitate the complexation with amorphized free drugs translating to effective oral drug delivery systems for pharmaceuticals with low bio-availability. 


Ohnsorg, M. L.; Beaudoin, C. K.; Anderson, M. E. "Fundamentals of MOF Thin Film Growth via Liquid-Phase Epitaxy: Investigating the Initiation of Deposition and Influence of Temperature" Langmuir, 2015, 31 (22), 6114-6121.

Benson, A. S.; Elinski, M. B.; Ohnsorg, M. L.; Beaudoin, C. K.; Alexander, K. A.; Peaslee, G. F.; DeYoung, P. A.; Anderson, M. E. "Metal-organic coordinated multilayer film formation: Quantitative analysis of composition and structure" Thin Solid Films, 2015, 590, 103-110.

About Me:

Where are you from?

Chanhassen, Minnesota

What is your favorite type of electromagnetic radiation and why?

Microwaves, because I would starve without them.

If you could be any animal in the wild, what would you be and why?

A chameleon because I could look in two directions at once, change colors (blue, green, red, etc.) by controlling the spacing of nano-crystals in my skin cells, and hang out all day.