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Junwei Lucas Bao

Independent Career:

Jul. 2020 – present                                                  Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Boston College

(Tenure-track starting date (due to COVID-19): Jul. 2021)                                   

Education and Training:

May    2020     Postdoctoral Researcher

                            Princeton University  (Mentor: Prof. Emily A. Carter)

Sept. 2018      Ph. D. in Chemistry

                            University of Minnesota (Advisor: Prof. Donald G. Truhlar)

Selected Awards and Honors:

2024   Elected Fellow for Scialog: Sustainable Minerals, Metals, and Materials (SM3)

              Research Corporation for Science Advancement

2022   ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) 

2018    ACS PHYS-Theory Graduate Award in Theoretical Chemistry

             PHYS Division of the American Chemical Society

2017    Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota

2017    Overend Award for Physical Chemistry Research, University of Minnesota


Google Scholar:


ORCID: 0000-0002-4967-663X        Web of Science ResearcherID: T-7134-2017


Office: Merkert 224           Group Office: Merkert 214C

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