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May 2018 People and Events

Laura gives a lecture at the ICS Symposium.

On May 30, Laura gave a lecture at the ICS Symposium Honoring the 2018 Wolf Prize Laureates in Chemistry. During the symposium she was admitted to Honorary Membership of the Israel Chemical Society.

May 2018 People and Events

The theory faculty are happy to welcome three undergraduate students to Minnesota!

The theory faculty are happy to welcome three undergraduate students to Minnesota as participants in the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Theoretical Chemistry Research Fellowship sponsored by the Chemical Theory Center (CTC), Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC), and the Nanoporous Materials Genome Center (NMGC) within the Department of Chemistry.

They are here for 10 weeks (June-August) and will conduct research in theoretical chemistry. Elizabeth Smithwick (Duke University, Durham, NC) is working in the Goodpaster group, Jan Kadlec (Charles University, Prague) is working in the Gagliardi group, and Hung Vuong (Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA) is working in the Truhlar group. Welcome to all of you and we wish you the best with your summer research experience.

2018 Summer Undergraduate Theoretical Chemistry Research Fellowship

People and Events

Laura awarded Humboldt Research Award.

Laura has been honored with a prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which will enable her to conduct research with scientists in Germany in 2019.

March 2018 Research and Publications

NMGC receives a four-year continuation of its funding!

The Nanoporous Materials Genome Center (NMGC), a multi-institution collaboration led by the University of Minnesota, received a four-year continuation of its funding, effective September 1, 2017. Laura is the founding Director of NMGC and continues as a member of the Center.

Research and Publications

Gagliardi group participates in ICDC collaborative work.

The collaborative work of several members of the University of Minnesota’s Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC), an article titled “C–H Bond Activation on Bimetallic Two-Atom Co-M Oxide Clusters Deposited on Zr-Based MOF Nodes: Effects of Doping at the Molecular Level,” was recently featured in the journal <em>ACS Catalysis.

February 2018 People and Events

WooSeok Jeong joins Gagliardi group.

WooSeok Jeong, most recently of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has joined the group as a postdoc.

People and Events

Matthew Hermes joins as a postdoc.

The group welcomes Matthew Hermes, most recently a postdoc in the Scuseria Group at Rice University in Houston, TX, as a postdoc.

January 2018 Research and Publications

Gagliardi group attends the New Challenges in Heterogeneous Catalysis conference.

On January 29-31, Laura, grad student, Matt Simons, and postdocs, Jenny Vitillo and Jingyun Ye attended the New Challenges in Heterogeneous Catalysis conference at KAUST.Laura gave a talk on “Computationally Guided Discovery of Metal-Decorated Metal–Organic Frameworks Active for Catalysis,” and Jingyun won one of the prizes at the poster competition with a poster titled “Computational Study of MOF-Supported Metal Catalysts for Ethylene Dimerization.”

January 2018 People and Events

Chad Hoyer accepts new postdoctoral position.

Former graduate student, Chad Hoyer has accepted a postdoctoral position in the research group of Xiaosong Li in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington.Great news!

November 2017 People and Events

The group welcomes three first-year graduate students!

The group welcomes three first-year graduate students: Riddhish Umesh Pandharkar (co-advised by Chris Cramer), Thais Scott, and Jacob White. We are glad to have you with us. We are glad to have you with us.

September 2017 People and Events

Chad Hoyer successfully defended his thesis.

On September 15, graduate student, Chad Hoyer (co-advised by Don Truhlar) successfully defended his thesis, “Electronic Structure Method Development for Excited-State Chemistry.”He is currently exploring postdoctoral opportunities. Congratulations, Chad!

September 2017 People and Events

Laura elected to the WATOC Board.

Laura has been elected to the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC) Board.