Rory Waterman
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Cook Physical Sciences Building
82 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405

phone: (802) 656-0278
fax: (802) 656-8705

e-mail: rory.waterman@uvm.edu

Office: A-129 Cook
Lab: A-104 Cook Rory Waterman

Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 2007-2012
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 2012-2016
  • Professor of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 2016 (effective 9/1)-present
Training
  • B. S. in chemistry (1999), University of Rochester
  • Ph. D. in chemistry (2004),The University of Chicago
  • postdoctoral research (2004-2006), University of California, Berkeley
Research

Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic/ organometallic chemistry, catalysis

The core of my research program is using metals as catalysts to build chemical bonds. There are interesting molecules featuring elements such as phosphorus or silicon, but the routes to making these molecules are difficult, inefficient, or produce large amounts of waste. My goal is to discover efficient ways to make these kinds of main-group molecules that may have application as materials with unique electronic properties for energy-related applications. Recently, my program has expanded to include small-molecule activation, particularly carbon dioxide as a substrate.

For more information on this work, see the group research or UVM faculty pages.

Teaching Interests
  • inorganic chemistry
  • organometallic chemistry
  • science literacy
  • energy
Awards
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, 2013
  • UVM Sustainability Fellow, 2010
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2009
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholar Award, 2009
  • nominee, Kroepsch Maurice Teaching Award, 2009
  • US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008
  • Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Fellowship, 2004

Rory Waterman
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Cook Physical Sciences Building
82 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405

phone: (802) 656-0278
fax: (802) 656-8705

e-mail: rory.waterman@uvm.edu

Office: A-129 Cook
Lab: A-104 Cook
Rory
                                Waterman
Appointments Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 2007-2012
Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 2012-2016

Professor of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 2016 (effective 9/1)-present
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Vermont,
2016 (effective 9/1)-present
Training
B. S. in chemistry (1999), University of Rochester
Ph. D. in chemistry (2004),The University of Chicago
postdoctoral research (2004-2006), University of California, Berkeley
Research
Synthetic and mechanistic inorganic/organometallic chemistry, catalysis

The core of my research program is using metals as catalysts to build chemical bonds. There are interesting molecules featuring elements such as phosphorus or silicon, but the routes to making these molecules are difficult, inefficient, or produce large amounts of waste. My goal is to discover efficient ways to make these kinds of main-group molecules that may have application as materials with unique electronic properties for energy-related applications. Recently, my program has expanded to include small-molecule activation, particularly carbon dioxide as a substrate.

For more information on this work, see the group research or UVM faculty pages.

Teaching
Interests
inorganic chemistry
organometallic chemistry
science literacy
energy
Outreach

Faculty professional development
K-12 teacher professional development
Research opportunities for high school students
K-12 classroom support

Awards Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, 2013
UVM Sustainability Fellow, 2010
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2009
Research Corporation for Science Advancement Cottrell Scholar Award, 2009
nominee, Kroepsch Maurice Teaching Award, 2009
US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008
Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Fellowship, 2004