Protasiewicz Research Group

Applications of Inorganic, Organometallic, & Main Group Chemistry towards problems in Materials and Catalysis Chemistry

…..because there’s so much more than carbon and hydrogen…..

Dr P’s group Dec. 2015.  Back row left to right: Andrew Kollar (Grad), Andrew Hodowanec (BS/MS), Jerod Kieser (Grad), Robert Gilliard (PostDoc), Joshua Gaffen (Grad).  Front row left to right: Yishaya Bension (UG), Alexandra McNally (UG), Kai Wang (Grad), Alexandra Beckman Grimm (Grad), “Dr. P.” (PI)

About Dr. Protasiewicz

Research Areas

Interest Area 1:  Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials for Optoelectronic & Energy applications


    Specific Project (a) Conjugated Materials Featuring Inorganic Elements
    Specific Project (b) Designing New Materials for Increased Safety of Lithium Ion Batteries



Interest Area 2.  Catalysis involving Main Group & Transition Metal Chemistry


    Specific Project (a) Secondary Bonding and Hypervalent Organoiodine(III) Complexes
    Specific Project (b) New Ligands for Catalysis based on meta-Terphenyls


High School ACS SEED Poster Session

High school student Youssaf Rouiha at his poster along with his mentor Dr. Robert Gilliard at the 2016 ACS SEED poster session at Case Western Reserve University.  In so little time, Youssaf has went from no lab experience to making stable carbenes!  

Dr. Robert Gilliard becomes SciFinder Future Leader

Congrats to Robert!   One of 25 or so  awardees from across the world.  Applications for this distinction are chosen based on academic accomplishment, a commitment to research and an appreciation of research information. His award includes: All-expense-paid trip to Columbus, OH All-expense-paid trip to Philadelphia, PA to attend the 252nd ACS...

Dr. Robert Gilliard makes Forbes 30 under 30 list

Dr. Robert Gilliard, postdoc in our group, makes Forbes list of 30 under 30 in the sciences!

Dr. P. elected 2016 Chair-elect of ACS Div. Inorg. Chem.

Dr. P. elected 2016 Chair-elect of ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry   The Division of Inorganic Chemistry represents a diverse body of scientists who come together to understand and promote the richness of the chemistry of the elements. Molecular biologists, materials scientists, and many types of chemists are members of this...

Dr. P. becomes Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. P. invited as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)     Dear Professor Protasiewicz Invitation to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. We have 49,000 members worldwide, who we represent and...

Dr. P. selected ACS Fellow

Dr. P. has been named as a 2013 ACS Fellow! Selection Criteria The selection of ACS Fellows is based on documented excellence and leadership in both of two areas: (1) science, the profession, education, and/or management, and (2) volunteer service in the ACS community.  Nomination documents must address both of these areas. (1) Excellence and leadership that have a...