Principal Investigator avelian (at) uw.edu
304C Chemistry Building
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, MIT 2014
B.S. w/ honors, Caltech 2009
Alexandra completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry at Caltech, where she conducted research primarily with Professor Theodor Agapie. As the first member of his group, she developed the synthesis of low-valent mono- and bimetallic complexes supported by a terphenyl diphosphine framework. She received her Ph.D. under the direction of Professor Christopher C. Cummins at MIT, where she developed the synthesis of anthracene and niobium-supported precursors to reactive phosphorus fragments and studied their behavior using chemical, spectroscopic, and computational methods. Notably, this work gave rise to the synthesis of the 6π all-inorganic aromatic anion heterocycle P2N3−, produced in the “click” reaction of P2 with the azide ion. Following her PhD, Alexandra was a Materials Research Science & Engineering Center postdoctoral fellow with Professor Colin Nuckolls at Columbia University, where she worked on create well-defined functional nanostructures by linking atomically precise metal chalcogenide clusters.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Univ. of Amsterdam (Netherlands) 2017
Read more about Andrei's background and expertise here .
2nd Year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, Caltech 2013
I'm working on novel inorganic 2D materials with exciting applications in catalysis (and beyond!). Outside of lab, I like to read, bake, and draw.
1st Year Graduate Student
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Wyoming 2017
I love climbing, hiking, and inorganic synthesis (!).
I’m very happily working to develop synthetic methods for new generation electronic and catalytic materials.
B.S. in Chemistry, Caltech 2017
I'm delighted to be working on the chemistry of inorganic nanosheets!
In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin.
Incoming 1st year Graduate Student
B.S. 2015, M.S. 2017 Bilkent University, Turkey
As a masters student in Turkey I worked on CdSe quantum dot sensitized photoanodes. In my free time I like to travel, windsurf and dive - into water and also into the inorganic chemistry world. Fun fact: in high school I represented Turkey at the International Chemistry Olympiad, and won a gold medal.
B.A. in Chemistry, Pitzer College 2018
I'm an incoming graduate student in the Chemistry Department and this summer I'll be working in the Velian group. I played collegiate soccer all four years at Pitzer.
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Washington 2019
I'm a coffee and inorganic synthesis enthusiast, and my favorite number is tau.
B.S., University of Washington 2022
I'm a Clean Energy Institute ALVA REU student this summer, and in the fall of 2018 I'll be starting my freshman year at UW. In my free time I enjoy hiking the beautiful mountains of Washington.
Aside from learning about materials science through chemistry, I'm interested in understanding nutrition. Fun fact: I work part-time in the Chemistry Stockroom.
Hao Yin (U. Washington, B.S. 2018)
Alex Bard (current: Graduate Student, Materials Science Department, U. Washington)
University of Washington
328 Chemistry Building