4/28/16 -- Boston, MA Materials scientist Malika Jeffries-EL holds conjugated molecules in her lab April 28, 2016. Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

Professor Malika Jeffries-EL received BA degrees in Chemistry and Africana Studies at Wellesley College. She earned her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from The George Washington University. After spending one year at Smith College as a Mendenhall Fellow she then worked as a post-doctoral researcher under the direction of Professor Richard D. McCullough at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2005, she joined the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Iowa State University and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. She joined the Department of Chemistry and Division of Materials Science at Boston University in 2016.

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HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society – 2018
  • Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences – 2015
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professorship (MIT) – 2014
  • Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award – 2013
  • ACS-Women Chemist Committee Rising Star – 2011
  • ISU- College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award – 2011
  • NSF CAREER Award 2009 – 2014
  • Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award (NOBCChE) – 2009
  • 3M Untenured Faculty Grant – 2008
  • NOBCCHE/Agilent Professional Development Fellowship – 2008
  • Emerald Honors (Most Promising Young Scientist) – 2006
  • The Gregory L. and Kathleen C. Geoffroy Faculty Fellowship –  2005-2008

EDITORIAL AND ADVISORY BOARDS


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • 2014 – 2016     Program Committee- ACS Polymer Division
  • 2014- 2016      Member at Large- ACS Organic Division
  • 2013                 Undergraduate Education Advisory Board (ACS)
  • 2011- 2015       Councilor- Ames Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2010-2013       ACS Society Committee on Education (SocED)
  • 2008-             Mentor-Diverse Future Faculty Workshop
  • 2006 – 2008  ACS Joint Subcommittee on Diversity
  • 2004 – 2007  Graduate Education Advisory Board (ACS)
  • 2003 – 2005  Membership recruitment and retention task force (ACS)
  • 2002 – 2009  Younger Chemist Committee (YCC) Associate (ACS)

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