Michelle Dolgos

Michelle DolgosAssistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University


MSc, University of Tennessee, 2006 
PhD, The Ohio State University, 2009
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Liverpool, 2009-2012 
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, 2012-2013

Honors and Awards

Ziegler-Buehler Fellowship, 2002-2005
IPNS Argonne National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship, 2004
Carol Moulton ACGS Service Award, 2005
International Center for Materials Research International Internship Award, 2009
Vicki and Patrick F. Stone Scholar, 2013

Research Interests

The development of new advanced functional materials with both high performance and a low energy impact is one of the most important challenges in the scientific community today as the current energy economy, based on fossil fuels is at serious risk. These goals will be achieved through studying the structure-property relationships of advanced materials. By taking materials and definitively characterizing their complex structural features it is possible to gain insight into what drives its behavior. The key aspect of the relationship between the structure of a material and its properties is often overlooked, but through a complete understanding of the structure-property relationships of known structures, it will be possible to rationally design and tune new materials with the desired properties.

CSMC Research Thrusts

Early Transition Metal Clusters & Films
Understanding Strucutral Evolution/Interdiffusion

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