This award recognizes creative and impactful work by a young investigator in a forefront area of inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.
Former MLK Visiting Professor Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. has recently been named the recipient of this year’s Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistry by a Young Investigator by the American Chemical Society. This national award is given in recognition of creative and impactful work by a young investigator in a forefront area of inorganic chemistry, broadly defined.
Gilliard, a member of the faculty at University of Virginia (UVA), develops novel synthetic methods to access molecules that are relevant to a wide range of energy-related problems. He is best known for his creative synthetic chemistry involving main group elements in unusual oxidation states or bonding arrangements, with applications to energy storage and catalysis.