2022
Fellow

AC Obi

Melville Foundation Fellow
Degrees:
B.S. Bates College (2015)
M.S.Ed. University of Pennsylvania (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry

Bio:

AC is a PhD candidate in Inorganic Chemistry. His dissertation investigates fundamental bonding and reactivities in earth-abundant alkaline earth complexes with particular focus on advancing renewable energy technologies such as solid-state hydrogen storage. So far, his research is widely acclaimed in the synthetic chemistry community, and has resulted in six peer-reviewed publications and a travel award to present his research at an American Chemical Society national conference. In the Charlottesville community, AC is involved with Computers4Kids mentoring middle and high school students in Chemistry and Computer Science education.

Thesis Description:

Molecular alkaline earth complexes for bond activation and energy storage

Connect with our community

View Fellows

Highlighted

Scholarships

The Jefferson Scholarship and the Walentas Scholarship are the premier undergraduate scholarships at the University of Virginia.

Read more

Fellowships

The Foundation supports world-class graduate students through Jefferson Fellowships and National Fellowships.

Read more

Professorships

Learn more about the Foundation’s Professorship Program.

Read more