Machan Research Group

Inorganic chemistry focused on catalysis related to energy, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, and materials chemistry

News

Charles Attends the GRC on Organometallics

Fri, 07/13/2018

Another excllent conference from 07/08 to 07/13 organized by Chair Christine Thomas and Vice Chair Al Barney. Seafood and science!

Collaboration with the Matson Group Published!

Sat, 06/30/2018

Our collaboration with the Matson Group (and Neidig!) has been accepted to Chemical Science! Congratulations to Asa and everyone else involved. Click through if you're interested in characterization of a molecular cluster with bound NO in five different oxidation states.

Machan Group Attends PCET 2018

Fri, 06/15/2018

Asa, Shelby, and Charlie attended the 3rd International Conference on Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Blowing Rock, NC (June 10-14). All presented posters and Charles gave a talk entitlted "PCET Reactions of Metal Complexes with Proton-Responsive Ligands in Small Molecule Activation". 

Many thanks to Jillian Dempsey and all the other organizers for a wonderful conference!!!

Lauren's Paper Published!

Wed, 04/11/2018

Lauren's paper, Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide with a Molecular Polypyridyl Nickel Complex​, has been published in Sustainable Energy & Fuels. Thanks to Arnie Rheingold for help with the single crystal X-ray diffraction studies!

Position for Postdoctoral Researcher

Fri, 03/30/2018

Research Associate

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Category: Admin - Laboratory and Research
Posted: 03/30/2018
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
 
Posting Number: 0622844
Location: Charlottesville
Department: Department of Chemistry
Minimum Education 
No Response
Minimum Experience 
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The University of Virginia Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Charles W. Machan. The field of study is for the electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide. This research project will include mechanistic studies and synthetic modification of catalysts. The project is highly interdisciplinary and focused on important energy-related problems.
This is a one-year appointment; however, appointments may be renewed an additional one-year increment, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
 
The completion of a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required by the start date of the appointment. Candidates are required to have experience in organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and/or synthetic inorganic chemistry. Knowledge and proficiency in DFT methods, mechanistic studies, electrochemical methods, materials characterization, and time-resolved spectroscopic methods are preferred. The project requires strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills as the candidate is expected to play a prominent role in the laboratory as a mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the set-up, organization, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
 
To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0622844, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.
 
Review of applications will begin April 10, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.
 
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Charles W. Machan 434-924-7997 machan@virginia.edu. Further information about Professor Machan and his research may be found at his website: cwmachan.com.
 
Questions about the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: 
Lin Burton at lgb4d@virginia.edu.
 
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
 
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Contact: University of Virginia
Phone: 434-982-0123 (staff positions)
Fax: 434-924-6911 (staff positions)
TDD: 434-923-5189
 
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Collaboration with Harman Group Published

Wed, 03/21/2018

In collaboration with the Harman Lab, we have published a paper entitled "Reversible Modulation of the Redox Characteristics of Acid-Sensitive Molybdenum and Tungsten Scorpionate Complexes" in Dalton Transactions. Congratulations to everyone on a productive collaboration! IR-SEC, DFT, thermochemical cycles and more!

Dedicated Large-Scale Electrolysis Station Installed!

Mon, 01/29/2018

A dedicated workstation for large-scale electrolysis experiments has been installed in the lab! A BIologic VSP Bipotentiostat with two 20A/20V boosters ("Indra") is co-located with a dedicated Agilent 7890B GC ("Airavata") for testing and scaling paired electrolysis reactions.

Welcome CC!

Thu, 09/14/2017

Dr. Changcheng 'CC' Jiang has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. He completed his graduate work under the supervision of Malcolm Chisolm and Claudia Turro at The Ohio State University. Welcome CC!

Solar Energy Research Center Conference

Wed, 08/16/2017

Charles will be speaking at the Solar Energy Research Center Conference in Charlotte, NC on November 9th, 2017. Thanks to Alex Miller and Jillian Dempsey for organizing!

Welcome Lauren and Brittany!

Wed, 06/28/2017

 


Welcome to summer researchers Lauren and Brittany! Brittany is a rising 4th year at UVA who is continuing research from the past year and Lauren is an incoming graduate student.

 


 

Brittany Huffman


 

Lauren Lieske

Stopped-Flow Installed and IR-SEC Cell Complete

Wed, 03/01/2017

TgK Stopped-Flow Dual-Mixing UV-Vis and Single-Mixing IR with Cryo Temperature Capability


Custom-Built FTIR Reflectance Spectroelectrochemical Cell

Solvent System is Operational!

Wed, 01/18/2017

Welcome Sayanti!

Wed, 01/18/2017

Sayanti Chatterjee has joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher. She earned her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor T. K. Paine at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 2016. Welcome Sayanti!

International Conference on Artificial Photosynthesis 2017

Mon, 01/16/2017

Update on Lab Renovations

Sun, 10/16/2016

They are happening!  

First Reaction

Thu, 10/13/2016

Starting off nice and easy with a bromination!