LSU Chemistry professor selected as an IUPAC Young Observer

February 01, 2023

Dr. Noémie Elgrishi

LSU Chemistry Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi

BATON ROUGE - LSU Chemistry Assistant Professor Noémie Elgrishi was selected as a 2023 Young Observer for the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, or IUPAC. The U.S. National Committee for the IUPAC fosters a network of internationally acclaimed scientists in various fields and represents U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences.

The IUPAC Young Observer Program introduces the work of IUPAC to a new generation of distinguished researchers and provides them with an opportunity to address international science policy issues. 

Elgrishi’s expertise in electrochemistry was influential in her selection for the IUPAC Young Observer Program. Her research focuses on increasing the energy efficiency of complex proton-coupled electron transfer processes through the development of electrochemical methods. She also studies the impact of confinement on molecular electrocatalytic systems. Applications of these methods include improved energy storage and water purification. 

One of her notable works entails a beginner’s guide for aspiring electrochemists that explains the difference between IUPAC and U.S. conventions for cyclic voltammetry. The highly viewed and cited publication provides an introduction and training modules assisting readers in data acquisition and interpretation. 

As a 2023 Young Observer, Elgrishi will attend the 52nd IUPAC General Assembly and the 49th World Chemistry Congress, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, in August 2023.

To learn more about the Elgrishi research group, visit the Elgrishi group webpage