Lindsay Wills

Graduate Student 
Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Supervisor: Prof. Paul Cheong

Education

B.S. Chemistry & Applied Physics, University of Oregon, June 2011
Ph.D. Materials Chemistry, Oregon State University, June 2016 (Expected)

Honors and Awards

Informal Science Education Fellow Oregon State University, 2014-2015
Graduate Student Travel Award, Oregon State University, 2014
College of Science Travel Award, Oregon State University, 2014
Ken & Lise Hedberg Fellow, Oregon State University, 2012
Physical Chemistry Award, University of Oregon, 2011
Centurion Award, University of Oregon, 2009
Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2009
Dean’s List, University of Oregon, 2007-2010
Presidential Scholar, University of Oregon, 2007-2011

Recent Publications

  1. Jackson Jr., M.N.; Devonish, M. K.; Hammann, B.A.; Wills, L.A.; Fullmer, L.; Cheong, P.H., Hayes, S.E.; Casey, W.B.; Nyman, M.; Johnson, D. W. “Advanced Characterizations of Aqueous Inorganic Clusters: A Comprehensive Review” Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44, pp 16982-17006
  2. Oliveri, A.; Wills, L. A.; Hazlett, C. R.; Carnes, M. E.; Chang, I. Y.; Cheong, P.; Johnson, D. Solution Structural Characterization of an Array of Nanoscale Aqueous Inorganic Ga13-xInx (0≤x≤6) Clusters by 1H-NMR and QM Computations. Chem. Sci. 2015
  3. Wills, L. A.; Chang, I.; Mustard, T. J.; Keszler, D.; Cheong, P.H. An Expedient, Universal Group Additivity Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamics of Metal Hydroxide and Oxide Clusters. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (To be submitted)
  4. Jackson  Jr., M. N.; Wills, L. A.; Chang, I. Y.; Carnes, M. E.; Scatena, L. F.; Cheong, P. H.; Johnson, D. W. Identifying nanoscale M13 clusters in the solid state and aqueous solution: vibrational spectroscopy and theoretical studies. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52 (10), 6187–6192 
  5. Wang, W.; Liu, W.; Chang, I.-Y.; Wills, L. A.; Zakharov, L. N.; Boettcher, S. W.; Cheong, P. H.-Y.; Fang, C.; Keszler, D. A. Electrolytic synthesis of aqueous aluminum nanoclusters and in situ characterization by femtosecond Raman spectroscopy and computations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2013, 110 (46), 18397–18401 

Oral Presentations

  1. “Tools for Studying Polyoxometalates and Metal Hydroxo Clusters: QM/MM Dynamics”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. January 5, 2015
  2. “Experimental and Computational Studies of the 1H-NMR Signals of Ga/In Hydroxo Clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry; CSMC Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR. November 6, 2014
    Anna F. Oliveri, Lindsay A. Wills, Caitlyn R. Hazlett, Matt E. Carnes, I-Ya Chang, Paul H.-Y. Cheong, Darren W. Johnson
  3. “Computational Raman studies of Hf Clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. January 6, 2014
  4. “Computational Aspects of M13 Clusters Research”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, CSMC Annual Meeting, Corvallis, OR. November 7, 2013
  5. “Predictions of HOMO & LUMO Energies from QM and Group Additivity”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. November 9, 2012
    Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler, and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  6. “Group Additivity Methods: Predictions of Cluster Stability and HOMO & LUMO Energies”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. September 10, 2012
    Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong

Poster Presentations

  1. “Using Quantum Mechanical Computations to Understand the Stability and Spectroscopic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. October 18, 2014, Lindsay A. Wills, Anna F. Oliveri, Milton N. Jackson, Darren W. Johnson, Paul H.-Y. Cheong“Experimental and Computational Studies of the 1H-NMR Signals of Ga/In Hydroxo Clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry; CSMC Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR. November 6, 2014
  2. “Using QM Computations to Predict the Vibrational and 1H-NMR spectra of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, American Chemical Society, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. August 10, 2014., Lindsay A. Wills, Anna F. Oliveri, Milton N. Jackson, Darren W. Johnson, Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  3. “Using QM Computations to Predict the 1H-NMR spectra of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Gordon Conference: Inorganic Chemistry, University of New England, Biddeford, ME. June 12, 2014, Lindsay A. Wills, Anna F. Oliveri, Darren W. Johnson, Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  4. “Group Additivity Method for Predicting the Gibbs Free Energies of Group 13 Homometallic and Heterometallic aquo-oxo/hydroxo clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, CSMC Annual Meeting, Corvallis, OR. November 7, 2013, Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  5. “An Expedient Group Additivity (GA) Method for the Prediction of the Electronic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Gordon Research Conference: Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. August 8, 2013, Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  6. “An Expedient Group Additivity (GA) Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamic and Electronic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters” , NORM ACS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. July 22, 2013
    Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  7. “An Expedient Group Additivity (GA) Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamic and Electronic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, CSMC Site Review, Oregon State Foundation, Portland, OR. April 18, 2013, Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  8. “An Expedient Group Additivity (GA) Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamic and Electronic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. March 23, 2013, Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  9. “An Expedient Group Additivity (GA) Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamic and Electronic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Oregon Academy of Science, Willamette University, Salem, OR. March 2, 2013, Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  10. “An Expedient Group Additivity (GA) Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamic and Electronic Properties of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. November 9, 2012, Lindsay A. Wills, I-Ya Chang, Thomas J. L. Mustard, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong
  11. “An Expedient, General Group Additivity Method for the Prediction of the Thermodynamics of Metal Hydroxo Clusters”, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. July 10, 2012, I-Ya Chang, Lindsay A. Wills, Thomas J. Mustard, Corinne Brucks, Douglas A. Keszler and Paul H.-Y. Cheong

Leadership & Outreach Experience

OMSI Science Communication Fellow, Portland, OR , 2014-Present
LSAMP Bridge, Oregon State University, 2014
CSMC-OMSI Partnership for Public Engagement, Oregon State University, 2013-Present
ChUME, Oregon State University, 2013-Present
Science Factory “Meet a Scientist” Volunteer Eugene, OR 2013-Present
Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society, University of Oregon, 2008-2011
 
Contact
153 Gilbert Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
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