Laura Gagliardi#


Laura Gagliardi
Membership Number:4815
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Elected:2018
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):https://gagliardigroup.uchicago.edu




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2020 - present Richard and Kathy Leventhal Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
  • 2020 - present Director of the Chicago Center for Theoretical Chemistry
  • 2014 - present Director, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center EFRC
  • 2014 - 2020 University of Minnesota, Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • 2009 - 2020 University of Minnesota, Professor
  • 2014 - 2020 University of Minnesota, Director, Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center EFRC
  • 2012 - 2020 University of Minnesota, Director, Chemical Theory Center
  • 2012 - 2014 University of Minnesota, Director, Nanoporous Materials Genome Center
  • 2005 - 2009 University of Geneva, Associate Professor
  • 2000 - 2004 University of Palermo, Assistant Professor
  • 1998 - 1999 University of Cambridge, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 1993 - 1997 University of Bologna, Graduate Research Assistant

Fields of Scholarship
  • Development of novel quantum chemical methods for strongly correlated systems
  • Combination of first principle methods with classical simulation techniques
  • Computational design of novel materials and molecular systems for energy-related challenges
  • Modeling catalysis and spectroscopy in molecular systems
  • Catalysis and gas separation in porous materials
  • Photovoltaic properties of organic and inorganic semiconductors
  • Separation of actinides

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2020 Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society
  • 2020 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2019 Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society
  • 2019 Elected Member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science
  • 2018 Humboldt Foundation Research Award
  • 2017 Elected Member of the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists Board
  • 2016 Bourke Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2016 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2016 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2016 Elected Fellow of the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
  • 2016 Isaiah Shavitt Lectureship Award, Technion
  • 2014 University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professor
  • 2010 Swiss National Science Foundation Award
  • 2004 Annual award of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences to scientists under 40
  • 2005 Visiting Professor Lund University, Sweden Department of Chemistry
  • 2003 Visiting Professor University of Tokyo, Department of Chemistry

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