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April 15, 2024

The newly elected GSC officers for 2024-2025 are:

President: Miranda Wood

October 30, 2023

We are excited to announce that the 2024

July 24, 2023

The UVA Chemistry Graduate students have named members to serve on some key committees.

June 29, 2023

How Should I Begin a Job Search for a Career After a Graduate Degree in Chemistry?

 

March 24, 2023
October 28, 2022

First Generation Student and Faculty Meet and Greet

August 19, 2022

The Department of Chemistry is looking to hire a talented undergraduate student with online marketing expertise.

May 24, 2022

Rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2023

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

Univeristy Human Resources COVID-19 Online Resources

UVA Chemistry People Cindy
May 3, 2018

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

UVA Chemistry People Dubay
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

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry
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Ph.D. student Kamil Stelmach has received a seed grant from NASA’s SCoPE team.

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

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

Kelly Dunham, of the Venton Lab, has been awarded a Jefferson Scholars Fellowship.

Congratulations to Huiyuan Zhu, who has been selected to attend the 2024 Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia by the National Academy of Sciences.

Cameron “Cam” Hawley
Pictured with his wife Suzanne

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

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

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

Ni Nanoparticle-catalyzed CO2 Methanation

By Momodou Salieu Sowe, UVA ChemSciComm

Emma N. Cook, ChemSciComm and GSC

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

Graduate students Frederick Brøndsted and Emma Cook have each been awarded a Jefferson Scholars Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship.

Professor Marcos Pires has recently earned two grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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

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

UVA Chemistry annually honors our best graduate teaching assistants with the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards.

By: Miranda Wood and Melissa Leyden

UVA ChemSciComm

Jordan Baker, a undergraduate researcher in the Gilliard Group, recently was awarded an American Chemical Society Scholars Program Award.

UVA Chemistry Graduate Student Djuro Raskovic has recieved a 2023 UVA All-University Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of his dedication and o

Congratulations to W. Dean Harman who has been promoted to a chaired professor. Effective January 10, 2023, Prof. Harman will be the William R.

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

Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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Gabe Halford, of the Personick Lab, is a recipient of the ACS PRIDE-Merck Graduate Research Award, and he was recognized in a special award symposi

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!!!

2023 DEI Project Leader Recognition Highlight
By Melissa Leyden and Hannah Musgrove
UVA ChemSciComm

Rachelle Turiello Awarded DOJ Graduate Research Fellowship

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

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

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

 

The UVA Chemistry Department has awarded scholarships from two endowded funds.

We are excited to announce that the 2024

Chemistry students Alysha Johnson and Jordan Baker have received awards from the ACS Scholars Program. 

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

Professor Cliff Stains has been awarded a MIRA (Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award) from the National Institute of General Medical

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

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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by Julissa Velasquez and Viranga Wimalasiri, L.E.A.D.

in collaboration with UVA ChemSciComm

Five UVA Undergraduate majors in Chemistry or Biochemistry have been elected to Pi Beta Kappa. The are:

Abhiskek Bazaz

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

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

UVa Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kateri DuBay has been selected as a winner of the 2022 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty award.

Research Scientist Yoojin Lee, PhD of the Pompano Lab has been awarded an NIH Career Re-Entry Fellowship. The Fellowship will support her work buil

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

UVA Chemistry Associate Professor Robert Gilliard has been named the recipient of the 2023 Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistr

BtuB: A Finicky Protein that Works Best at Home (DOI: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.

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

By Delaney Hammond

Graduate student Erin Lawrence was selected for the Biotechnology Training Grant.

It was announced today that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sen Zhang has been named a 2022 A

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

For the second year in a row, the University of Virginia Chemistry Department’s ACS Student Chapter received recognition from the American Chemical

Chemistry Stove

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

The University of Virginia Chemistry Department has learned it will be awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Fou

Graduate Student Social Events During Lockdown: Building Connections Virtually

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Sophie Cook

DEI Journal Club Co-Leader

The UVa Chemistry group led by W.

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Graduate student Kelsie Wentz, of the Gilliard Group, is the recipient of the 2022 Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Chemistry.

Jacob Walley ACS-DIC – Young Investigator Symposium Award

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

 

By Emma Cook, Hannah Musgrove, and Rob Dyer

UVA ChemSciComm

 

Former graduate student Xiaofan Jia has been awarded UVA's 2022 Allan Talbot Gwathmey Memorial Award.

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

On October 7, 2022 the UVA Chemistry Department held an Open House for students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the Department to show off the rec

Getting to know the staff of UVA Chemistry 

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

Graduate student Jherian Mitchell-Jones has been selected as a 2023 Institutionally Supported Scholar by the Southern Regional Education Board.

 

By Emma M. Cook, UVA ChemSciComm

By: Miranda Wood and Melissa Leyden, UVA ChemSciComm

Postdoctoral researcher R. Justin Grams, Ph.D., has received a 2022 UVA Cancer Center Trainee Award.

Rising 5th year students

First place (tie): Kelsie Wentz & Mark Bernard

Second place: Brianna Dalesandro

Professor Jelena Samonina connects with chemistry students through the Mead Endowment

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Ian Winchester

GSAS Council Representative

Efficient Nanocrystal Surface Cleaning by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

By Emma Cook, UVA ChemSciComm

UVA Chemistry announces the hiring of Michelle Personick, Ph.D. as an Associate Professor of Chemistry. Prof.

Professor Linda Columbus was recently named a Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry. 

Doctoral candidate Drew Christianson of the Garrod Group has been awarded a NASA FINESST or Furture Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science a

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

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

Graduate student Rachelle Turiello was awarded an ARCS Endowment Award in Chemistry.

UVA Chemistry graduate student Renna Nouwairi of the Landers Group has been awarded a 2023 Jefferson Scholars Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowsh

PhD candidate Monika Wieliniec receives the Representative of the Ye

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

By Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

Keira Mahoney Awarded Inaugural Donald F. Hunt Graduate Fellowship

On April 14, 2022 the Chemistry Department held the 3rd Year Graduate Student Poster Session and the winners were announced.

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

Karl Ocius, a graduate student in the Pires Lab, has been selected for the 2024 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color.

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry
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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

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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.  

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

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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

My Research on Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy for Five Levels of Understanding

By Josh Prindle

UVA ChemSciComm

Chemistry student Tiffany Tran has received a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award.

UVa Chemistry Department Chair Jill Venton has received the 2022 Advances in M

Chemistry Professor Mike Hilinski has been awarded a R35 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Services.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Mélisse Bonfand-Caldeira was chosen as the second place winner for the 2024 postdoctoral research symposium lightning talk.

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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Undergraduate researcher Sam Hanser received a 2023 Kolthoff Award from the ACS Analytical Division.

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

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

Chemistry graduate student Haley Scolati received a Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowship from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

It has been a good couple of months for UVa Chemistry graduate student Bukuru Anaclet.

ChemSciComm Grad Student Research Highlight

Fred Brøndsted
Ph.D. Candidate, C. Stains Lab

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Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Newest PhDs

Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

This semester, Dr. B. Jill Venton was named the Thomas Jefferson Professor of Chemistry. 

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

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) offers each year a

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

My Research on Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Membrane Proteins for Five Levels of Understanding

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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At the June 3, 2022 Board of Visitors meeting, four Chemistry faculty had thier promotions made official.

Rebecca Pompano and her team of researchers consisting of scholars from around the country have won a $50,000 prize in the Compliment-Animal Resear

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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My Research for Five Levels of Understanding
By Sadie Kiendzior, UVA ChemSciComm

Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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This program seeks to recruit and support postdoctoral scholars who will contribute to advancing STEM diversity, equity and inclusion in their jou

The University of Virginia Chemistry Department was chosen to become an ACS Bridge Program Partner, joining 40 other major academic institutions ar

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

The goal of the awarded research program is to develop new classes of chemical compounds to be screened for efficacy against various diseases.

UVA Chemistry Group Lab

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

UVA Chemistry Associate Professor Robert Gilliard has been selected to receive the 2022 Lloyd N.

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

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

By: Amelia Reid, UVa ChemSciComm

Undergraduate/graduate student duo Katerina Morgaenko and Morgan-Elizabeth McKnight have been awarded a DoubleHoo Research Grant.