Liviu M. Mirica


Professor, Department of Chemistry

Professional Positions

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington Unversity (2016-present) 
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington University (2013-2016) 
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington University (2008-2013)
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Berkeley (2005-2008)

Ph.D., Chemsitry, Stanford University (2005)
B.S., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (1999)


Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine 
Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS)  
International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability (I-CARES)

Research Specialization

Bioinorganic Chemistry; Biological Chemistry; Biomimetic Oxidations; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry;Organometallic Chemistry; Oxygen-Activating Metalloenzymes; Renewable Energy Catalysis; Role of Transition Metal Ions in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Awards & Honors

2017, BK21–KAIST Lectureship Award, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 
2017, Innovation Award, St. Louis Academy of Sciences 
2016, Saint Louis Award, American Chemical Society St. Louis Section 
2014, Organometallics Young Investigator Fellowship, ACS Division of Organic Chemistry 
2013-2018, NSF CAREER Award
2012, Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award, Washington University 
2012, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship 
2011, Outstanding Faculty Member Nominee, Freshman Class Council & First Year Center 
2011, Sony Electronics Award for Excellence in Teaching 
2010, Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
2007, NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship
2006, Young Investigator Award, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, ACS
2004, Franklin Veatch Memorial Fellowship, Stanford University
1999, Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University
1999, Taube Prize, Stanford University
1999, Merck Index Award for Excellence in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
1997, Carnation Merit Award, California Institute of Technology
1995, Silver Medal, International Chemistry Olympiad, Beijing, China
1994, Gold Medal, International Chemistry Olympiad, Oslo, Norway


Courses Taught

Chemistry 112, General Chemistry II
Chemistry 461, Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry 464, Inorganic Biochemistry
Chemistry 452, Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry: Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Chemistry and Biology