Marissa Villarde Receives MIT Teaching Award!
Marissa Villarde has been selected to receive a Department of Chemistry Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is recognized for her impactful contributions to student learning in course 5.352 module 2.
Kim Hollister Awarded AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship!
Congratulations to Kim Hollister for being awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship for her fifth year! Highlighted here by the MIT Department of Chemistry!
Alumnus AC Obi Awarded MCSC Postdoc Fellowship!
Dr. Akachukwu Obi has been awarded a Climate & Sustainability Consortium Impact Postdoctoral Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology! View the link to AC’s page here.
Alumna Kelsie Wentz Awarded Beckman Foundation Postdoc Fellowship!
Dr. Kelsie Wentz has been awarded an Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to complete her research at Johns Hopkins University in the Klausen Laboratory. More information can be found here.
Josh Barker Wins Journal of Materials Chemistry C Poster Prize at CARBON23!
Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Barker on receiving one of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C Poster Prizes at the From Carbon-Rich Molecules to Carbon-Based Materials Conference in Mexico!
Eric Tra Receives Two Awards from UVA!
Congratulations to Eric on receiving two awards from the UVA Department of Chemistry: the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Recruitment Leader Award and the Award for Excellence in Poster Presentation!
Josh Barker’s Research Featured in ChemistryViews !
Gilliard Selected to Receive 2023 ACS National Award
Prof. Gilliard has been selected to receive the ACS 2023 Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator! Recipients of the Harry Gray Award “must have demonstrated innovative research in inorganic chemistry broadly defined, which may include interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary work. Special consideration will be given to the creativity and the actual or potential impact of the research.” ACS National Awards were announced in a recent issue of Chemical & Engineering News
Gilliard Receives 2022 Lloyd N. Ferguson Award for Excellence in Research
Prof. Gilliard has been awarded the 2022 Lloyd N. Ferguson Award for Excellence in Research from NOBCChE! The award recognizes a young scientist or engineer (15 years or less in the field) who has demonstrated excellence in scientific research and documented contributions to their field. He will present an award lecture in the Master Scientists Session at the National Conference in Orlando, FL.
Kelsie Receives MOSAIC Postdoc Fellowship, Publishes in JACS
Kelsie defends her PhD and receives a MOSAIC Postdoctoral Fellowship to complete her training in the Klausen Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University! During her time in the group she co-authored at least 10 manuscripts. Her latest work on borafluorenes recently appeared in JACS, “Activation of Carbon Dioxide by 9-Carbene-9-Borafluorene Monoanion: Carbon Monoxide-Releasing Transformation of Trioxaborinanone to Luminescent Dioxaborinanone” !
Jordan Receives ACS Scholars Program Award
Jordan Baker, a rising 4th year student from Richmond, Virginia and undergraduate researcher in the Gilliard lab, has been selected to receive an American Chemical Society Scholars Program Award! Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. Jordan joined the lab in 2021 where she has been working on boron heterocycles. During the summer of 2022, Jordan is studying abroad in Oropos, Greece.
Kelsie Wins 2022 Adam Ritchie Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
The Graduate Studies Committee has selected Kelsie Wentz as the 2021-2022 Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student Award winner! The award comes with a $2000 honorarium. Kelsie also recently received an American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award to present her research at the San Diego ACS meeting!
Caleb Wins ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award
Congratulations to Calab Taylor on being awarded an American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award! Caleb will present his research at the Spring ACS Meeting in San Diego.
Kim Wins ACS Women Chemists Committee Travel Award
Congratulations to Kim Hollister on winning a $1000 ACS Women Chemists Committee Travel Award, sponsored by Eli Lilly & Company! Kim will present her boron research at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego.
Kelsie Wins ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award
Congratulations to Kelsie Wentz on receiving an American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award! Kelsie will present her boron chemistry research at the ACS meeting in San Diego.
Gilliard Receives UVA Research Excellence Award
Prof. Gilliard has been selected to receive a UVA Research Excellence Award! This award is bestowed upon professors with less than 10 years of service who have generated sufficient volume of scholarship of high quality and are emerging in their fields as leaders and acknowledged as such by their peers. The Research Achievement Awards aim to recognize faculty for their excellence in research and scholarship leading to the advancement of knowledge in their own fields and discoveries with significant impact on society.
Gilliard Awarded Packard Fellowship
Kelsie Wins First Prize at UVA Poster Session
Congratulations to Kelsie Wentz who won first prize at the UVA Department of Chemistry Poster Symposium for rising 5th year graduate students!
Gilliard Awarded Beckman Young Investigator Grant
Prof. Gilliard has received a $600,000 Beckman Young Investigator Award from the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation for the project “Coordination Chemistry Approaches to the Design of Thermochromic and Thermoluminescent Materials”.
Borafluorene Anion Angewandte Chemie “Hot Paper” Highlighted
Kelsie Wentz leads a study on 9-carbene-9-borafluorene anions which has been published in Angewandte Chemie as a “Hot Paper”. The work has been highlighted in ChemistryViews, ScienceDaily, Phys.org, and EurekaAlert.
Gilliard Named MIT Dr. Martin Luther King Visiting Professor
Prof. Gilliard has been awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Visiting Professorship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and will spend part of the 2021-2022 academic year in residence in the Department of Chemistry, hosted by the Cummins Laboratory.
Jacob Walley Receives 2021 ACS DIC Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Jacob Walley on receiving a 2021 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator Award! Jacob will give a talk on his graduate work in the symposium honoring award recipients at the upcoming Fall American Chemical Society meeting.
Kim Hollister Awarded Jefferson Scholars Foundation Research Prize
Congratulations to Kim Hollister for receiving a Jefferson Scholars Foundation Research Prize for her boron materials proposal!
Kelsie Wentz Awarded UVA’s GSAS Teaching Relief Fellowship
Congratulations to Kelsie Wentz on being awarded a Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Relief Fellowship!
Gilliard Receives the 2021 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award
Prof. Gilliard receives the 2021 Organometallics Distinguished Author Award. Read the announcement and intererview on ACS Axial!
Gilliard Receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
Gilliard receives a 3-year $15,000/year Non-Tenured Faculty Award for the developement of light-emitting boracyclic materials. This award is administered by 3M’s Research and Development Community in partnership with 3Mgives and recognizes outstanding faculty who have been nominated by 3M researchers and selected based on your research, experience and academic leadership.
Nula Jones Receives Harrison Undergraduate Research Award
Congratulations to Nula Jones who has received a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award in the amount of $5,000. The University of Virginia’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards program funds outstanding undergraduate research projects to be carried out in the summer following application for the award and the subsequent academic year. During the summer Nula will synthesize new boron-based materials.
Gilliard Awarded 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
Prof. Gilliard has been awarded a 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry! UVA College of Arts & Sciences covers the story: A&S News.
Gilliard Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award
The NSF Chemistry Division Chemical Synthesis Program awards Prof. Gilliard an NSF CAREER Award to work on “Boracycles with Unusual Bonding as Creative Strategies for Main-Group Functional Materials.” Read the article by UVA News: Chemist’s Study of Light-Producing Molecules Earns Him the NSF’s Coveted CAREER Award.
Gilliard Receives Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award Funding
Profs. Robert Gilliard (Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia), Wilson Smith (Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder), and David Kwabi (Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan) have received a $165,000 team award to support a project on “Electrochemically Driven Reactive Capture of CO2 from Air Using Azolium-Carboxylates.” The Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Thistledown Foundation have made awards totaling $1,155,000 to eight multidisciplinary teams from the United States and Canada in the inaugural year of Scialog: Negative Emissions Science. The initiative, cosponsored by RCSA and Sloan, brought together more than 50 researchers from a variety of disciplines to propose cutting-edge research in the design of novel approaches for removing and utilizing or sequestering greenhouse gases. Read the full article on RCSA News.
Beryllium Imido Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News
Wilson and Jacob’s Be=N work is highlighed in C&EN!
Jacob Publishes Bismaalkene Cations in Angewandte Chemie
Jacob leads a study on carbodicarbene bismaalkene cations, now published in Angewandte Chemie!