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June 2021 People and Events

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!

People and Events

Laura Wins 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!

June 2021 People and Events Research and Publications

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.

People and Events Research and Publications

Dr. Matt Simons successfully defends his 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.

People and Events

Gautam Stroscio Joins the Gagliardi Group

Gautam Stroscio has joined the group as a postdoc after recently completing his Ph.D. in the Hadt group at the California Institute of Technology.

He is interested in actinide chemistry and metal-organic frameworks. Welcome, Gautam!

People and Events

Paul Calio joins Gagliardi group!

Paul Calio has joined the group as a postdoc after recently completing his Ph.D. in the Voth group at the University of Chicago. He is interested in multireference electronic structure, molecular dynamics, and metal-organic frameworks.Welcome, Paul!

July 2020 People and Events

Matt Simons receives the Richard D. Amelar and Arthur S. Lodge Fellowship for Outstanding Collaborative Research in Materials.

Graduate student, Matt Simons, co-advised by Laura and Professor Aditya Bhan, has received the Richard D. Amelar and Arthur S. Lodge Fellowship for Outstanding Collaborative Research in Materials for 2020-21.This award is given to a student whose research interests encompass the overlapping scope of chemistry and chemical engineering and materials science. Award winners must have demonstrated excellence in their areas of interest and a willingness to collaborate with other students and/or research groups. Congrats, Matt!

June 2020 People and Events

The Gagliardi group welcomes five summer student researchers!

The Gagliardi group is excited to welcome five summer researchers, including high school students Dominic Greco, Ben Kroul, and Maddy Oakes, undergraduate student Jonathan Fajen (University of Missouri), and incoming graduate student Arturo Sauza de la Vega. Former Gagliardi group graduate student Sam Stoneburner (currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Messiah College) has returned as Scientific Coordinator for Summer 2020 to provide research and technical support to these researchers.

Research and Publications

Gagliardi Group members published in Nature Communications

In collaboration with the Long group (University of California, Berkeley), Gagliardi group members have recently published a paper “Negative cooperativity upon hydrogen bond-stabilized O2adsorption in a redox-active metal–organic framework” in Nature Communications.

Jenny Vitillo, Ph.D., at the time of the research a post-doctoral associate in the group and now an assistant professor at the University of Insubria, Italy, and Varinia Bernales, Ph.D., at the time of the research a post-doctoral associate in the group and now a scientist at Dow Chemical, performed periodic density functional and wave function-based calculations to identify the different factors responsible for the complex mechanism of O2 adsorption in Co(OH)2(BBTA). The study was funded by the Nanoporous Materials Genome Center.

People and Events

Gagliardi group announces a postdoctoral position opening.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Gagliardi group to develop quantum algorithms suitable for quantum simulations of many-body problems. The candidate should have a strong background in physical and computational chemistry, and experience with programming and simulating chemical systems. A PhD degree in one of the following areas is required: chemistry, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, chemical physics. Please contact Laura Gagliardi at lgagliardi@uchicago.edu.