Kim Hollister

Graduate Student

Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Curriculum Vitae
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B.S., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2018
M.S., University of Virginia, 2022

Awards & Honors

ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award (2022), Jefferson Scholars Foundation Research Award (2021), Advancement to Ph.D. Candidacy with Distinction (2021), ACS Outstanding Senior Award (2019), ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry (2019), Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry (2017), Cum Laude Latin Honors.


Kim started undergraduate research at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania making recyclable polymer-supported ruthenium catalysts under the advisement of Dr. Philip Osburn. She then participated in a NSF REU at the University of Tennessee in Dr. Ampofo Darko’s group making rhodium paddlewheel complexes. Kim continued work at Bloomsburg University for 6 months after receiving her bachelors’s degree, synthesizing ruthenium pincer complexes for Dr. Philip Osburn.