Robert Gilliard: Diversity in the Physical Sciences

Robert Gilliard: Diversity in the Physical Sciences

Thursday, November 18 | 12-1pm | MIT Bush Room 10-105 & via Zoom

MLK Scholar Luncheon

C&EN cover image of R. Gilliard

Image: Tom Cogill (Gilliard); Courtesy of Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. (pellets, crystals)
Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), American Chemical Society (ACS)


MLK Visiting Professor Robert Gilliard discusses his journey to a career in chemistry, his research in energy and materials chemistry, and well as his reflections and work on diversity in the physical sciences.


Prof. Gilliard is a native of Hartsville, South Carolina. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Clemson University. He has been named to Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list in Science, became a 2021 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, and earned a 2021 Packard Fellowship. He also serves on the editorial advisory board for Chemical Communications, Chem Catalysis, Inorganic Chemistry, and the International Advisory Board for Angewandte Chemie. 


This event will feature ASL interpretation. Please email with accessibility requests.

The event is hosted both in person and via zoom. Select an option when you register. In-person space is limited.

Attendees who will be joining us for an in person experience must adhere to MIT COVID-19 safety protocols. We will be using Tim Tickets for contact tracing purposes.