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Grants

Our faculty work hard to secure external funding with which to support an active research program involving undergraduates.

2019

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (UNI), "Modular and Rational Design of Pyrrolyl Phosphine Ligands for Nickel Catalysis" (Johnson)

2018

Jeffress Memorial Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research, "An Integrated Synthetic-Computational Approach to Developing a Quantitative Model for Proazaphosphatrane-Enabled Cross-Coupling" (Johnson, Donald)

National Science Foundation, Research at Undergraduate Institutions Program, "RUI: Characterizing Pyrolysis and Combustion Pathways for Asphaltene Model Compounds," (Parish)

Organic Syntheses Summer Research Grant "Rapid Construction of Furans from 3-Silylated Propargyl Carboxylates” (Downey).

2017

American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund, “Systems for CO2 Conversion to Value-Added Products with NADH Mimics” (Norris).

Jeffress Memorial Trust “Experimental and Computational Investigations of MEMO1 and its Role in Breast Cancer” (Pollock, Parish)

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, ”A Molecular Dynamics Atomistic Inquiry into the Driving Forces for Nano-Aggregation in Asphaltenes” (Parish)

The Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research, “Experimental and Computational Investigations of MEMO1 and its Role in Breast Cancer,” (Pollock, Parish)

2016

American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund, "New Reactivity Mediated by Trimethylsilyl Trifluoromethanesulfonate" (Downey).

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award - The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation (Donald).

Mary Louise Andrews Award for Cancer Research, Virginia Academy of Sciences “Development of a fluorescence-polarization assay to study MEMO1, a protein involved in breast cancer migration” (Pollock).

National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation Program, “Addition of High Performance Computers for the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Computational ChemistRY (MERCURY)”, (Parish, jointly with faculty in the MERCURY consortium)

2014

National Science Foundation – Research Undergraduate Institutions (RUI), "Xerogel-Based Amperometric Biosensors Incorporating Nanoparticle Networks - Adaptable Templates for Clinically Relevant Measurements", 9/2014 – 9/2017 (Leopold).