Machan Research Group

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


2018 Fall CHEM 4320 Webcast Videos

Thu, 12/13/2018

Some highlights from Fall 2018 Chem 4320 Webcast Videos!

Thanks for a fun semester!



Welcome Jillian, Connor and Tie!

Thu, 12/06/2018

Welcome to new graduate student lab members Jillian, Connor and Tie!

Charles Attends 43rd ICCC Meeting in Sendai, Japan

Sat, 08/04/2018

Charles attended the 43rd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry in Sendai, Japan as an Invited Speaker in a session he co-organized with Prof. Hitoshi Ishida from Kitasato University.

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!

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!