Inorganic Chemistry Seminar (Ann Valentine , Temple University)

Tue, 2015-09-22 12:00 - 13:00
Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex

Inquires please contact Camille Pride at



Title: Titanium Minerals and Biochemistry



Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
Inquires please contact Camille Pride at

Joshua Telser, Roosevelt University, Inorganic Seminar

Tue, 2015-06-09 16:00 - 17:30
Lynch Lecture Hall, Chem. Dept.

Karsten Meyer, University of Erlangen, Nuremberg, Special Inorganic Seminar

Thu, 2015-05-21 16:00 - 17:30
Lynch Lecture Hall, Chem. Dept.

Tong Ren, Purdue University, Inorganic Seminar

Tue, 2015-03-03 16:00 - 17:30
Lynch Room, Chemistry Department
Title: "Electron transfer within Metal Acetylide Framework"

Vince Lavallo, UC Riverside; Inorganic Seminar

Tue, 2015-04-28 16:00 - 17:30
Lynch Room in Chem. Dept.

Thibault Cantat, CEA FRANCE, Special Inorganic Seminar

Thu, 2014-10-23 16:00 - 17:30
Lynch Lecture Hall

Inorganic Seminar: Eric Schelter, University of Pennsylvania

Tue, 2014-09-30 16:00 - 17:00

Prof. Eric Schelter

University of Pennsylvania


Expanding the Chemistry of High Oxidation State f-Block Coordination Compounds: from Structure and Bonding to Rare Earths Sustainability

Lynch Lecture Hall

Neil C. Tomson

First Name: 
Neil C.
Last Name: 
Official Title: 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Inorganic and Organometallic Synthesis, Energy Storage Chemistry, Materials Chemistry

Contact Information
Office Location: 
3002 IAST
(215) 898-6208
(215) 573-2112
Admin Support: 
  • B.A. in Chemistry, with honors, Grinnell College (2004)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • Post-doctoral Associate, Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry (2009-2011)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of St. Benedict | St. John’s University (2011-2012)
  • Post-doctoral Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2012-2013)
  • Glenn T. Seaborg Institute Post-doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2013)
  • Director’s Post-doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (2013-2015)
Research Interests: 

Our group performs synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry as a way of investigating new concepts in structure, bonding, catalysis, and materials chemistry.  The research involves the use of rigorous air-sensitive synthetic techniques and draws on a wide range of physical methods for characterizing novel compounds. 


With a particular interest in energy problems, our work takes advantage of modern concepts in bonding theory to generate materials that can influence how energy from renewable sources is collected, stored, and released.  To do this, we develop both new catalysts for reactions that store energy in chemical bonds and battery materials that can reversibly deliver multiple electrons with minimal energy loss.  Our current areas of focus include:


• Understanding the effects of molecular-scale electrostatic fields on electronic structure and reactivity, particularly as they relate to both bioinorganic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.


• Developing molecular cluster compounds that incorporate redox-active ligands as a way of modeling the chemistry occurring on the surfaces of heterogeneous, metallic catalysts.


• Generating molecules for use as multi-electron, redox-flow battery materials, especially those that can undergo potential inversion.

Department of Chemistry

231 S. 34 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323

215.898.8317 voice | 215.573.2112 fax |

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