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Jon A. Bender

1309 W. 9 ½ St. ∞ Austin, TX 78703 ∞ (512)-589-4735 ∞ jonbender@utexas.edu

Education The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry Center for Nano- and Materials Science Nanoportfolio Program Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) B.S. in Chemistry (Departmental Honors) B.S. in Mathematics (Departmental Honors) g.p.a. 3.655/4.0, Cum Laude Research Experience The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) Graduate Research Assistant, Physical Chemistry Advisor: Prof. Sean T. Roberts, Department of Chemistry

Aug. 2014 - Present

Aug. 2010 - May 2014

Oct. 2014 - Present

Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) Undergraduate Research Assistant, Physical Chemistry Advisor: Prof. Daniel Killelea, Department of Chemistry

Nov. 2012 - May 2014

Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) Undergraduate Research Assistant, Inorganic Chemistry Advisor: Prof. Albert Herlinger, Department of Chemistry

May 2011 - Sept. 2012

Teaching Experience University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) Spring 2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry Physical Chemistry I, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, & Chemical Equilibria Student Reviews: 4.6/5 (Henze Teaching Award) University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry Physical Chemistry Laboratory Student Reviews: Fall (4.05/5), Spring (4.6/5)

Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Spring 2014

Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) Undergraduate Teachers Assistant, Department of Chemistry General Chemistry Laboratory for Majors

Fall 2011


Curriculum Vitae

Jon A. Bender

Workshops 5th Annual BerkeleyGW Workshop and Tutorial Oakland City Center (OCC) Conference Center (Oakland, CA) Selected Participant

Jan 10-12, 2018

2017 Telluride School on Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory Telluride Science Research Center (Telluride, CO) Selected and Funded Participant Undergraduate and High School Researchers Mentored James J. Hall Abhilash Potluri (High School - Welch Summer Scholar) Brooks T. Clingman Zachary Tobin Jacob P. Anderson Benny A. Renard (Co-mentored with Aaron P. Moon) Mirna M. Gonzalez

July 11-15, 2017

Apr. 2018 - Present June 2017 - July 2017 Mar. 2017 - Sept. 2017 Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016 June 2016 - Dec. 2016 Sept. 2015 - Dec. 2017 Aug. 2015 - May 2017

Outreach & Organizations Student Library Council (Austin, TX) Nov. 2017 - Present The Student Library Council is charged with maintaining effective communication channels between student organizations and the University of Texas Libraries. • Student Member, Nov. 2017 - Present Graduate Assembly (Austin, TX) July 2017 - Present The Graduate Assembly has the power to legislate on all matters having to do with the academic character of the graduate programs of The University of Texas at Austin. • Student Member, July 2017 - Present • Academic Committee Member, July 2017 - Present Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE) Mar. 2017 - Present SAGE is a coalition of Graduate Student Organizations from leading U.S. public research universities, committed to improving the quality of graduate student life at their own campuses, and promoting access, quality, and opportunity for graduate and professional students by advocating at the federal level. (www.sagecoalition.net) • Day on the Hill (Washington D.C.), Apr. 2018 • Campus Wellness Working Group Chair, Oct. 2017 – Jan. 2018 • Fall Summit (Pittsburgh, PA), Oct. 2017 • Day on the Hill (Washington D.C.), Mar. 2017 Graduate Student Assembly (Austin, TX) • SAGE Representative, Jan. 2018 - Present • Officer: Academic Affairs Director, Apr. 2017 - Jan. 2018 • Representative of Department of Chemistry, Jan. 2017 - May 2017 2

Jan. 2017 - Present


Curriculum Vitae

Jon A. Bender

GReen Energy At Texas (GREAT) (Austin, TX) Jan. 2017 - Present Aided in the development and implementation of a new program aimed at providing Austin Community College students with opportunities to do research in the area of green energy at The University of Texas at Austin. (www. greenenergyatx.org) Thinkery Volunteer (Austin, TX) Dec. 2016 - Present Austin’s children’s museum and science center that has a STEAM focus on education through exploration. My responsibilities depend on my daily assignment. Thinkery 21 (Austin, TX) Aug. 2015 - Present Adult science education event at children’s museum where I co-organize and volunteer for chemistry/physics demonstrations related to event theme • Sounds & Sips, Apr. 12, 2018 (Watching Sounds) • Human, Feb. 8, 2018 (Olfaction Satisfaction) • JingleBooze, Dec. 7, 2017 (Blizzard in a Bottle) • Spy School. Oct. 12, 2017 (Secret Messages: History and Chemistry of Invisible Ink) • Lights, Camera, Cocktails! Apr. 6, 2017 (Lights, Camera, Chemical Re-Action!) • Fermentology. Feb. 16, 2017 (Breaking Down the Chemistry of Fermentation) • JingleBooze. Dec. 1, 2016 (Insta-Snow; Polymers and Recycling) • Transformations. Aug. 25, 2016 (Conversion between Sound and Electrical Waves) • Strength in Numbers. June 2, 2016 (Moles and Avogadro’s Number) • Pantone-monium: Explore the Science of Color and Light. Aug. 20, 2015 (Color in Chemistry) Council of Graduate Chemists (Austin, TX) Officer: Departmental Relations

Jan. 2016 - Jan. 2018

Chemists Without Borders Loyola Chapter (Chicago, IL) Officer: Cofounder, President

Aug. 2013 - May 2014

Emerging Chemists Workshop (Chicago, IL)

Apr. 2013

ACS Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL) Officer: Tutoring Coordinator Chemistry Tutor (All levels)

Aug. 2012 - May 2014

Mathematics Club (Chicago, IL) Aug. 2012 - May 2014 Officer: Secretary Mathematics Tutor (All levels, emphasis on calculus I/II and pure mathematics) Awards Graduate Awards: 2017 ALS Users Meeting Student Registration and Travel Award, Oct. 2017 2017 Telluride School on TDDFT Registration and Housing Award, July 2017 3


Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Development Award, July 2017 Departmental Recruiting Service Award, Apr. 2017 Henze Teaching Award, Mar. 2017 Dorothy B. Banks Summer Fellowship, Apr. 2016 Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, Sept. 2014 First-year Graduate Fellowship, Sept. 2014 Undergraduate Awards: ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Apr. 2014 Fr. Morrissey Outstanding Senior Award, Apr. 2014 Robert A. Mode Memorial Scholarship for Chemistry (Full Tuition), AY 2013-2014 Mulcahy Scholars Program, AY 2013-2014 LUROP Travel Grant to present at ACS New Orleans, Mar. 2013 Research Mentoring Program, Apr. 2012 Professional Affiliations American Chemical Society (Since 2011) American Physical Society (Since 2015) Electrochemical Society (Since 2018) American Association for the Advancement of Science (Since 2018) Journal Publications 1. Jon A. Bender*, Emily K. Raulerson*, Xin Li, Tamar Goldzak, Troy Van Voorhis, Ming Lee Tang, and Sean T. Roberts. “Surface States Mediate Triplet Energy Transfer in NanocrystalAcene Composite Systems.” In Review, (2018). *These authors contributed equally to the manuscript. 2. Aaron D. Lammer, Grégory Thiabaud, James T. Brewster II, Julie Alaniz, Jon A. Bender, and Jonathan L. Sessler. “Lanthanide Texaphyrins as Photocatalysts.” Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57 (6), 3458-3464. 3. Hiroki Sato, Jon A. Bender, Sean T. Roberts, and Michael J. Krische. “Helical Rod-like Phenylene Cages via Ruthenium Catalyzed Diol-Diene Benzannulation: A Cord of Three Strands.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (7), 2455-2459. 4. Aaron K. Le*, Jon A. Bender*, Dylan Arias, Daniel E. Cotton, Justin Johnson, and Sean T. Roberts. “Singlet Fission Involves an Interplay Between Energetic Driving Force and Electronic Coupling in Perylenediimide Films.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 140 (2), 814-826. *These authors contributed equally to the manuscript. 5. R. Eric McAnally, Jon A. Bender, Laura Estergreen, Ralf Haiges, Stephen E. Bradforth, Jahan M. Dawlaty, Sean T. Roberts, and Aaron S. Rury. “Defects Cause Subgap Luminescence from a Crystalline Tetracene Derivative.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 59936001. 6. Aaron P. Moon, Ravindra Pandey, Jon A. Bender, Daniel E. Cotton, Benny A. Renaud, and Sean T. Roberts. “Using Heterodyne-Detected Electronic Sum Frequency Generation to Probe the Electronic Structure of Buried Interfaces.” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2017, 121 (34), 18653-64.

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7. Aaron K. Le*, Jon A. Bender*, and Sean T. Roberts. “Slow Singlet Fission Observed in a Polycrystalline Perylenediimide Thin Film.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 4922-28. *These authors contributed equally to the manuscript. 8. Ravindra Pandey, Aaron P. Moon, Jon A. Bender, and Sean T. Roberts. “Extracting the Density of States of Copper Phthalocyanine at the SiO2 Interface with Electronic Sum Frequency Generation.” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 1060-66. Oral Presentations 1. Jon A. Bender. “Singlet Fission in Perylenediimide Thin Films.” Analytical and Physical Division Student Seminar Series, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Nov. 7, 2017. 2. Jon A. Bender, Emily K. Raulerson, Xin Li, Dylan Boucher, Michael Rose, Ming Lee Tang, and Sean T. Roberts. “Shining Light on Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Triplet Energy Transfer.” 12th International Conference on Optical Probes of Organic and Hybrid Semiconductors (OP 2017), Québec City, Canada, June 19-23, 2017. 3. Jon A. Bender. “Correlating Singlet Fission and Triplet Transfer with Thin Film Morphology.” Qualification Exam Seminar, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, May 17, 2016. 4. Jon A. Bender, Jon Derouin, and Daniel Killelea. “Elucidating the Mechanism for Migration from Surface to Subsurface.” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, Apr. 12, 2014. 5. Jon A. Bender and Daniel Kissel. “Sterically Focused Polyamino Diacetic Acid Derivatives for Lanthanide/Actinide Separation.” Research Mentoring Program Talk, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, Sept. 27, 2012. Poster Presentations 1. Jon A. Bender, Aaron K. Le, Aaron P. Moon, Ravindra Pandey, Daniel E. Cotton, and Sean T. Roberts. “Tracking Singlet Fission and Triplet Transfer Dynamics in Organic Thin Films and at Hybrid Interfaces.” 2017 Advanced Light Source Users Meeting, Berkeley, CA. Oct. 2, 2017. 2. Jon A. Bender, Aaron K. Le, Aaron P. Moon, Ravindra Pandey, Daniel E. Cotton, and Sean T. Roberts. “Tracking Energy Transfer Dynamics in Organic Thin Films.” 2017 Telluride School on Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory, Telluride, CO. July 13, 2017. 3. Aaron P. Moon, Ravindra Pandey, Jon A. Bender, and Sean T. Roberts. “Extracting the Buried Density of States of Organic Thin Films.” 2016 Singlet Fission Workshop, Lyons, CO. June 19, 2016. 4. Aaron K. Le, Jon A. Bender, and Sean T. Roberts. “Tracking Energy Transfer Dynamics in Organic Thin Films.” 2016 Singlet Fission Workshop, Lyons, CO. June 19, 2016. 5. Aaron K. Le, Jon A. Bender, and Sean T. Roberts. “Tracking Energy Transfer Dynamics in Organic Thin Films.” 1st Annual Southwest Ultrafast Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX. June 17, 2016.

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6. Aaron K. Le, Jon A. Bender, Aaron P. Moon, Ravindra Pandey, Michael S. Azzaro, and Sean T. Roberts. “Tracking Bulk and Interfacial Energy Dynamics in Organic Thin Films.” 2015 Singlet Fission Workshop, Lyons, Colorado. Jun. 21, 2015. 7. Jon A. Bender, Melissa Farmer, Jon Derouin, and Daniel Killelea. “A Look at Heterogeneous Catalysis with the Aid of UHV-STM.” ACS Chicago Section Meeting, Chicago, IL. Sept. 27, 2013. 8. Jon A. Bender, Melissa Farmer, Jon Derouin, and Daniel Killelea. “A Look at Heterogeneous Catalysis with the Aid of UHV-STM.” AVS Prairie Chapter 2013 Symposium: Reactions at Surfaces, Chicago, IL. Sept. 4, 2013. 9. Jon A. Bender, Daniel Kissel, William Arnold, and Albert Herlinger. “Sterically Focused Polyamino Diacetic Acid Derivatives for Lanthanide/Actinide Separation.” Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, IL. Apr. 20, 2013. 10. Jon A. Bender, Daniel Kissel, William Arnold, and Albert Herlinger. “Sterically Focused Polyamino Diacetic Acid Derivatives for Lanthanide/Actinide Separation.” 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, La Crosse, WI. Apr. 12, 2013. 11. Jon A. Bender, Daniel Kissel, William Arnold, and Albert Herlinger. “Sterically Focused Polyamino Diacetic Acid Derivatives for Lanthanide/Actinide Separation.” 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA. Apr. 9, 2013.

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