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Nicholas D. Ball

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Departmental affiliation: Chemistry


Courses in Fall 2013

Courses in Spring 2014

Courses in Fall 2014

Courses in Spring 2015

Professional and Background Information

Ball Laboratory Website!

Educational Background

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology (2011-2013); Advisor - Professor David A. Tirrell

Ph.D., University of Michigan (2011); Advisor - Professor Melanie S. Sanford

B.A., Macalester College (2005); Advisor - Professor Ronald R. Brisbois


Awards and Honors

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator Grant

($55,000) - 2014-2016

Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral National Research Service Award (F32) - 2011-2013

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award (F31) - 2008-2010

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Scholar - 2003-2004

American Chemical Society Scholar - 2001-2005


Scholarly and Professional Activities

Reviewer,  Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Science, and Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Accounts of Chemical Research.

Member of the American Chemical Society

Member of IONIC VIPEr (Virtural Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource) 

ChemDraw Guide for Students and Undergraduate Researchers