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Our First In-Person Group Dinner

The Gagliardi group is thrilled to gather over a slice for our first group in-person dinner at the Univeristy of Chicago!

It was good to see both new and familar faces, including some promising first-year graduate students whom we hope will join our group.

Food in Chicago! Food in Chicago!

Laura awarded Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize.

Laura has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today. She won the prize for contributions to the development of multireference quantum chemical approaches to describe catalysis and excited state phenomena. She also receives £3000 and a medal. Read more about it from the Department of Chemistry here. Brava, Laura!

Dr. Matt Simons successfully defended his doctoral thesis.

Dr. Matt Simons successfully defended his doctoral thesis with the title “C-H Activation via Direct Oxidative Routes over Molecular Metal-oxo Species Situated in Metal-Organic Frameworks.” Matt has accepted a position at the Dow Chemical Company as a Senior Research Specialist in Packaging, Specialty Plastics and Hyrdocarbons R&D, Process and Catalysis, New Process Technology Development Department located in Freeport, TX.