Hilary Eppley: Inorganic reactions in Ionic Liquids
Hilary J. Eppley worked with a group of five undergraduate students synthesizing and characterizing metal-containing ionogels. She also recently submitted a paper her collaborative work with undergraduate research students synthesizing new metal-organic networks in ionic liquids. In addition to her chemistry research with undergraduates, she is working with nine other inorganic chemists from across the country to run a network for faculty who teach inorganic chemistry. This year during her sabbatical, she has been doing development work on the group's teaching website, VIPEr: http://www.ionicviper.org and is planning a faculty development workshop to develop new materials for it. The work of IONiC is currently supported by a National Science Foundation grant of over $400,000.