UF Distinguished Professor and Drago Chair of Chemistry George Christou has been selected for the 2021 Mentor in a Leadership Position award by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), with which he is affiliated. He was nominated by his graduate student Ashlyn Hale on behalf of his present and past group members. This is one of three mentor awards given annually to people associated with the MagLab at any of their system-wide sites (Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Los Alamos). The categories are: mentors in leadership positions (full professors, directors, deputy and assistant directors); mentors in faculty/staff positions (other faculty and staff); and mentors early in their career (graduate students, postdocs, and Research 1 faculty).
Prof. Christou’s research is in synthetic and physical-inorganic chemistry of the transition metals and lanthanides, and spans molecular nanomagnetism, coordination cluster chemistry, and bioinorganic and supramolecular chemistry.