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Robert Jerard Gilliard

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 229, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-CHEM Hydrogen-Rich Alkaline Earth Metal Complexes for Molecular Hydrogen Storage
Source: The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
November 01, 2021 – October 31, 2026
AS-CHEM CAREER: Boracycles with Unusual Bonding as Creative Strategies for Main-Group Functional Materials
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
April 01, 2021 – March 31, 2026
AS-CHEM Coordination Chemistry Approaches to the Design of Thermochromic and Thermoluminescent Materials
Source: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2025
AS-CHEM Sloan Research Fellowship
Source: Sloan Foundation
September 15, 2021 – September 14, 2023
AS-CHEM Molecular Main-Group Complexes for C-H Activation
Source: American Chemical Society
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2023
AS-CHEM MRI: Acquisition of a Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer at the University of Virginia
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2020 – July 31, 2023
AS-CHEM Electrochemically driven reactive capture of CO2 from air using azolium-carboxylates
Source: Sloan Foundation
February 01, 2021 – January 31, 2022
CHEM 3121: Advanced Synthetic Techniques Laboratory
Credits: 3
Focuses on the development of advanced skills & techniques in chemical synthesis. Intended to provide students with training in air-sensitive chemistry, including the use of inert-atmosphere glove boxes & standard Schlenk techniques. Students will become familiar with a variety of characterization methods. Designed for students who wish enhance their synthetic skills in preparation for laboratory-based jobs or graduate school.
CHEM 4559: New Course in Chemistry
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 5350: Main Group Inorganic Chemistry
Credits: 3
Discusses the principles of main-group element chemistry with a focus on synthesis, structure, reactivity, and applications. This course is intended to provide sufficient background knowledge of the topics and techniques used in this field so that students should be able to understand and critically evaluate the current main-group literature. Prerequisite: undergraduate general and organic chemistry or instructor permission.
CHEM 5559: New Course in Chemistry
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 9370: Research in Main-Group and Organometallic Synthesis
Credits: 1–12
Students will conduct research in main-group and organometallic synthesis using appropriate techniques and instrumentation.