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Kate M. Waldie


Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Diego

Advisor: Clifford P. Kubiak


Ph.D., Stanford University

Advisor: Robert M. Waymouth

B.Sc. Honours with Distinction, University of Victoria, Canada

Kate hails from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where she obtained a B.Sc. degree majoring in chemistry from the University of Victoria. Her undergraduate research on redox active ligands in the group of Professor Robin Hicks sparked her initial interest in electrochemistry. Kate then ventured south to California to attend graduate school at Stanford University under the guidance of Professor Robert Waymouth. For her Ph.D. thesis, she investigated transition metal hydride complexes for transfer hydrogenation and electrocatalysis. After completing her Ph.D. degree in 2016, she moved further south to join the group of Professor Clifford Kubiak as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California San Diego. In the Kubiak Lab, she studied electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to liquid fuels using organic mediators and organometallic catalysts. Kate began her independent research career in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University.

Selected Awards

ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award

Center for Molecular Analysis and Design (CMAD) Fellowship, Stanford University

Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Doctoral Postgraduate Scholarship 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Masters Postgraduate Scholarship 

Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medal Award, 2010

University of Victoria Excellence Award Scholarship

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