Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.

Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.

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Candace S. Seu, Ph.D. is a Technical Specialist in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice group.  Candace helps to prosecute patents in the fields of chemistry and materials science, including: batteries, catalysis, OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes), and solar fuel cells, drawing on her experience in inorganic, organic, and materials chemistry.

After receiving her doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry, Candace was a postdoctoral scholar at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for two years, from 2013 – 2015.  Candace is a prolific writer and has published numerous articles in scientific journals.

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (legacy firm Christie Parker & Hale LLP), Technical Specialist, 2015 -present
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Battery Materials Scientist, 2013 – 2015
  • University of California San Diego, Chemistry Graduate Research Fellow 2008 – 2013
  • City of Hope, Research Biochemist, 2005 - 2007

Related Publications

  • Coauthor, "Aluminum Borate Coating on High-Voltage Cathodes for Li-Ion Batteries," Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2015
  • Coauthor, “Synthesis, structural, and electrocatalytic reduction studies of [Pd(P2N2)2]2+ complexes.” Organometrics, 2013
  • Coauthor, "Formate oxidation via b-deprotonation in [Ni(PR2NR’2)2(CH3CN)]2+complexes." Energy and Environmental Science, 2012
  • Coauthor, "A Versatile Synthesis of PR2NR’2 Ligands for Molecular Electrocatalysts with Pendant Bases in the Second Coordination Sphere." Organometallics, 2012
  • Coauthor, "Artificial photosynthesis of CO: Kinetic and structural studies, origins of selectivity, and importance of interfacial charge transfer," PNAS, 2012
  • Coauthor, "Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Formate by [Ni(PR2NR′2)2(CH3CN)]2+ Complexes." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011
  • Coauthor, “Reactivity of the Nickel(0)−CO2−Imine System: New Pathway to Vicinal Diamines.” Organometallics, 2010
  • Coauthor, "Identification of SUMO-Binding Motifs by NMR." Methods in Molecular Biology, 2008
  • Coauthor, “Sensitivity Enhancement of Multidimensional NMR Experiments by Paramagnetic Relaxation Effects.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006

Other Info


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2013, Inorganic Chemistry
B.S., California Institute of Technology, 2005, Chemistry