September 24, 2021

For the 2022 graduate school Ph.D.

March 12, 2021

The UVa Chemistry Department will be participating in the Graduate School of Arts & Science's 

January 7, 2021

Graduate Student Jonathan Dabbs of the Harman Group has been awarded a 2020

October 9, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Professor Sergei A.

May 19, 2020

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May 3, 2018

Cindy Knight has been named recipient of the 2018 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award.

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March 27, 2018

Professor Kateri DuBay has been chosen to receive the 2018 Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award.

January 26, 2018

A recent paper by the Hilinski Group in The Journal of Chemical Science has been highlighted by Synfacts and chosen as "Synfact o

January 22, 2018

Professor Ken Hsu is featured in the Future of Biochemistry, the special issue of the ACS publication Biochemistry.  This special

August 3, 2017

Since 2003, ACA has published 11,152 articles.  “Review: Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensors for biomolecules” is the 5th highes

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The research groups of UVa Chemistry Professors Sen Zhang and T. Brent Gunnoe have recently published a paper in Nature Catalysis.

My Research for Five Levels of Understanding

By Sadie Kiendzior, Graduate Student, Landers Lab

UVA ChemSciComm

Pumidech “Max” Puthongkham has been named a 2019 Sidney M. Hecht Graduate Fellow.

BtuB: A Finicky Protein that Works Best at Home (DOI:

Congratulations to Laura Serbulea, who has been named a mentor for the

Graduate Student Social Events During Lockdown: Building Connections Virtually

The study of polymers, molecular structures composed of thousands of atoms, may be one of the fastest growing fields in science today.

Charlie Machan has been awarded his first NSF Grant “Developing Homogeneous Mn Catalyst Systems for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction”. 

Robert Gilliard and his group are featured in the C&EN Magazine article, "Beryllium Radical Cation Isolated." The article states that

Left to right: Jill Venton, Chair; Ji Zhang, Julie Laudenschlager, Mark Bernard, Pumidech Puthonkham, Grayson Johnson, Ana Geer, Megan Catterton, L

Keira Mahoney Awarded Inaugural Donald F. Hunt Graduate Fellowship

The UVa Chemistry Department resumed its annual Departmental Retreat on October 12, 2021, after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.

UVA Chemistry Group Lab

The Pompano Lab's research was featured in C&E News' coverage of the national ACS Conference.

Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Newest PhDs

Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

Efficient Nanocrystal Surface Cleaning by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

By Emma Cook, UVA ChemSciComm

AC Obi of the Gilliard Group has been selected to receive the Jefferson Fellowship beginning fall of 2020.  The Jefferson Fellowship is an extraord

Associate Professor of Chemistry Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu has been named a 2021 Emerging Leader by the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Undergraduate Researchers – Part 2

Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

Ilse is an assistant professor of astronomy with a joint appointment in chemistry.


Undergraduate student Sarah Weisflog has been chosen to attend the FUTURE Ignited CCE Conference at CalTech on October 17, 2020.

Using Radio Astronomy to Find Organic Molecules in Stellar and Planetary Nurseries

by Hannah Musgrove, UVA ChemSciComm

Sarah Weisflog, an undergraduate researcher in the Gilliard group, is a 2020 American Chemical Society Bridge Travel Award winner in the amount of

The Journal of Chemical Education, an ACS Publication, has named Marilyne Stains, Ph.D. as an Associate Editor. Prof.

Congratulations to Rebecca Pompano who is lead PI on a new, 3.4M NIH grant, to develop a model lymph node on a chip.  This grant was a winner of th

Rachelle Turiello Awarded DOJ Graduate Research Fellowship

Richard J. "Dick" Sundberg died on November 1, 2021, in Hickory, N.C., after a period of declining health.

UVA Chemistry People Hinkle

Congratulations to Joshua Hinkle, 2018-19 Awardee of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (MWC/ARCS) Foundation!!!

The UVa Chemistry Department is proud to host the "UVA Rising Star in Chemistry Postdoctoral Seminar Series" this Fall.

The UVa Chemistry group led by W.

Congratulations to Chang Liu in the Sen Zhang lab for being awarded a prestigious Jefferson Dissertation Year Fellowship from Jefferson Scholars Fo

UVa Chemistry Graduate Student Timothy Ware has been awarded a Ruth L.

Rebecca McCloud of the Hsu Lab has been awarded the Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student for 2019.

13 students from the class of 2017 receive certification from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Five of these students achieved certification with distinction.  

Sen Zhang and Robert Gilliard Awarded American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Grants

Two University of Virginia Chemistry graduate students have just been awarded 2021 Presidential Fellowships for Collaborative Neuroscience.

Jacob Walley, of the Gilliard Group, has been named the 2020 Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student in Chemistry. This award was established in

By: Amelia Reid, UVa ChemSciComm

Karl Westendorff, an Engineering student who does research with Dean Harman’s group has won a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Jacob Walley ACS-DIC – Young Investigator Symposium Award

Congratulations to Ken Hsu and his graduate student, Myungsun Shin.

Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Undergraduate Researchers – Part 1

By Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

Congratulations to Sen Zhang and a team including Bob Davis and Lisa Colosi-Peterson from Engineering, on being selected for a new $2.3 million dol

UVa Chemistry Assistant Professor Andreas Gahlmann has been awarded a RO1 gran

UVa Chemistry Assistant Professor Robert Gilliard has been named a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow.

Congratulations to Michael Hilinski and Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu as they have been promoted to Associate Professor without Term. 

The University of Virginia Chemistry Department is pleased to announce Leah Dignan as the 2021 recipient of the Sidney M.

“CAREER: Next-Gen Flow Cytometry - A New Approach to Cell Heterogeneity." Congratulations Ken!

It was announced today that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. has been awarded an Alfred P.


Mike Hilinski has been awarded a NSF CAREER award entitled "New Methods for the Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles" Congratulations, Mike!!

Chemistry Stove

The University of Virginia’s Rotunda still has its secrets, as conservators are discovering amid the building’s ongoing two-year renovation.

Congratulations to Julia Dressel, who has won the 2020 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research!

Rising 5th year students

First place (tie): Kelsie Wentz & Mark Bernard

Second place: Brianna Dalesandro