Craig L. Hill, Goodrich C. White Professor of Chemistry, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). RSC Fellows must have spent five years or more in a senior position and be judged to have contributed work of impact in the chemical sciences. Professor Hill’s research encompasses fundamental structural and reactivity studies, catalysis, functional nanomaterials and solar energy conversion. He has over 20,000 citations with a current h index of 71. In addition to his membership in the RSC, Dr. Hill is an elected member of the Academia Europea, a Fellow of the American Associate for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a nominator for the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, and an ACS Herty Medal Winner, among other accomplishments.
Congratulations, Dr. Hill!
The Hill Group–led by Dr. Craig L. Hill– is celebrating as their paper, “Polyoxometalates in medicine” recently went over 1000 citations. This is the third paper by the Hill group to reach this significant milestone. A fourth paper by the Hill Group on a new type of water oxidation catalyst, a critical requirement of artificial photosynthesis, will also reach 1000 citations soon.
The Hill Group had another opportunity to share their research with a broad audience this summer when Professor Hill was selected as the Global Initiative of Academic Networks lecturer in India. The GIAN program seeks to bring together researchers across the globe to promote international collaboration on a range of scientific subjects. Professor Hill’s lectures targeted artificial photosynthesis, polyoxometalate science, and related subjects.
Marika Wieliczko defended her thesis, “Innocent and Non-innocent Countercation Interactions in Transition Metal Oxidation Catalysts” on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Marika’s thesis committed was led by Craig L. Hill with Cora MacBeth and Brian Dyer as additional members.
During her time at Emory, Marika was a founding member of SciComm, the graduate student science communications group. She was also an organizing member of the recent “Sickle & Flow” benefit concert that raised money for research into sickle cell disease.
Following graduation, Marika will be based in Washington, D.C. where she has a position in editorial development for the Royal Society of Chemistry in North America. Specifically, she will be working with the inorganic, nano, materials, and chemical engineering as well as general chemistry journals.
Chemistry Graduate Students Raise Awareness with Sickle and Flow Concert