Originally from Butler, Pennsylvania, Jerry attended Washington & Jefferson College graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with BAs in both chemistry and mathematics. Jerry then moved to Chicago to pursue his PhD in chemistry at the University of Chicago under Prof. Stuart Rowan. There his thesis focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of doubly threaded rotaxane and polyrotaxane materials. Upon graduation, Jerry transitioned to a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Rowan lab focused on expanding his knowledge of polymeric materials and their structure-property relationships.
Jerry's research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel interlocked polymeric materials.
Laura F. Hart, William R. Lenart, Jerald E. Hertzog, Jongwon Oh, Wilson R. Turner, Joseph M. Dennis, and Stuart J. Rowan. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 22, 12315–12323
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.