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Double the Cheers, Double the Joy!

The Gagliardi Group celebrates not just one but two group members! We are wishing a very Happy Birthday to Valay Agarawal, our brilliant PhD student, and Soumi Haldar, our dedicated postdoctoral researcher! Here’s to many more moments of working well together and achieving great things!


Gagliardi Group says Farewell to Gautam Stroscio

It’s with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to our brilliant colleague, Gautam Stroscio, as he embarks on a new adventure. After making valuable contributions to the Gagiardi Research Group, Gautam is taking his talents to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Saumil Chheda and Benjamin Yeh Successfully Graduate from the University of Minnesota!

Saumil Chheda Benjamin Yeh Join us in celebrating the graduation of Saumil Chedda and Benjamin Yeh from the University of Minnesota! Saumil’s next position will be as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Change, Machine Learning, and Advanced Materials at the Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet in University of California Berkeley, under the guidance of Professor Omar Yaghi. Ben’s next position will be as a Process Development/Scale-Up Engineer at ExxonMobil in Baytown, Texas.


Striking Pins and Camaraderie with the Gagliardi Group

The Gagliardi Research Group enjoy an evening of camaraderie and pin-crashing fun as they slipped on their bowling shoes in an unforgettable outing of friendly competition! Strikes, spares, and the occasional gutter ball brought cheers and laughter echoing through the bowling alley as friendships strengthened and new bonds formed. A successful team not only thrives on shared academic pursuits but also on shared experiences of joy and amusement.


Gagliardi group welcomes four new summer student researchers!

Gagliardi group welcomes four first-year graduate students for summer rotations. The students will be paired with mentors in the Gagliardi Group to gain research experience in theoretical chemistry.

  1. Serina Tressler, mentored by Dr. Mukunda Mandal
  2. Alex Hoehn, mentored by Valay Agarawal
  3. Brian Wang, mentored by Shreya Verma
  4. Aniruddha Seal, mentored by Matthew Hennefarth