Originally from Butler, Pennsylvania, Jerry attended Washington & Jefferson College graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with BAs in both chemistry and mathematics. While at W&J, Jerry completed undergraduate research under Prof. Steven Malinak investigating vanadium haloperoxidase model complexes. Jerry also completed two summer REUs during his sophomore and junior years under Prof. Jake Soper at the Georgia Institute of Technology focused on nickel catalyzed cross-coupling reactions and Prof. Eric Schelter at the University of Pennsylvania exploring the photochemistry of cerium complexes. Jerry started his graduate education at the University of Chicago in September 2016, and he joined the Rowan Group that October where he is currently working toward his PhD in chemistry
Jerry's research is focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of higher order rotaxane and polyrotaxane materials.
Jerald E. Hertzog, Vincent J. Maddi,Laura F. Hart, Benjamin W. Rawe, Phillip M. Rauscher, Katie M. Herbert, Eric P. Bruckner, c Juan J. de Pablo and Stuart J. Rowan. Chem. Sci. (2022), 13, 5333-5344
Hart, L. F., Hertzog, J. E., Rauscher, P. M., Rawe, B. W., Tranquilli, M. M., & Rowan, S. J. (2021). Material properties and applications of mechanically interlocked polymers. Nature Reviews Materials.
Herbert, K. M., Getty, P. T., Dolinski, N. D., Hertzog, J. E., de Jong, D., Lettow, J. H., … Rowan, S. J. (2020). Dynamic reaction-induced phase separation in tunable, adaptive covalent networks. Chemical Science, 11(19), 5028–5036.