Monica Ohnsorg

Doctoral Student


B.S. Chemistry, Hope College, 2016

Research Area

My research focuses on using block and bottlebrush copolymers to solubilize poorly water soluble small molecule pharmaceutics for applications in oral drug delivery.


Ohnsorg, M. L.; Ting, J. M.; Jones, S. D.; Jung, S.; Bates, F. S.; Reineke, T. M.; "Tuning PNIPAm self-assembly and thermoresponse: roles of hydrophobic end-groups and hydrophilic comonomer" Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 3469-3479.

Bowser, B. H.; Brower, L. J.; Ohnsorg, M. L.; Gentry, L. K.; Beaudoin, C. K.; Anderson, M. E. "Comparison of Surface-Bound and Free Standing Variations of HKUST-1 MOFs: Effect of Activation and Ammonia Exposure on Morphology, Crystallinity, and Composition" Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 650-668.

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.