Lucas Freeman

Mary Anderson Harrison Jefferson Fellow
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
B.S. University of Charleston (WV) (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Lucas Freeman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at UVA, where he studies inorganic chemistry in the lab of Professor Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. Lucas’ research interests lie at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry, studying the chemical interactions of metals with organic molecules relevant to energy and chemical fuels. Lucas completed his B.S. in chemistry at The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.

Thesis Description:

Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Molecular Alkaline Earth Complexes Supported by Carbene Ligands

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