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Gloria Oxford

Gloria Oxford is a Guest Researcher in the Radiation and Biomolecular Physics Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). During her doctoral research at Northwestern, Gloria employed a wide range of modeling techniques to investigate homogeneous and heterogeneous epoxidation catalysis. Gloria's work in the Biophysics Group is currently focused on the application of periodic density functional theory to the study of redox chemistry and adsorption phenomena at metal oxide surfaces.


2010 National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship

2009 - 2010 Terminal Year Henderson Fellowship, Northwestern University

2009 Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Graduate Student Award

2009 Kokes Award, 21st North American Catalysis Society Meeting

2006 - 2009 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

2005 - 2006 R.E. Cabell Fellowship, Northwestern University

Previous Publications:

  • "Hybrid Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics Investigation of (salen)Mn for use in Metal-Organic Frameworks" G.A.E. Oxford, R.Q. Snurr, and L.J. Broadbelt, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 10965 (2010).
  • "Distance and Angular Holonomic Constraints in Molecular Simulations" D. Dubbeldam, G.A.E. Oxford, R. Krishna, R.Q. Snurr, L.J. Broadbelt, J. Chem. Phys., 133, 034114 (2010).
  • “Microkinetic Analysis of the Epoxidation of Styrene Catalyzed by (Porphyrin)Mn Encapsulated in Molecular Squares" G.A.E. Oxford, M.C. Curet-Arana, D. Majumder, R.W. Gurnery, M.L. Merlau, S.T. Nguyen, R.Q. Snurr, L.J. Broadbelt, J. Catal., 266, 145 (2009).
  • “Post-synthesis Modification of a Metal-Organic Framework With Silver Ions" G.A. Emberger, Y.-S. Bae, S.T. Nguyen, J.T. Hupp, L.J. Broadbelt, R.Q. Snurr, in Characterisation of Porous Solids VIII: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Characterisation of Porous Solids, Kaskel, S., Llewellyn, P., Rodriquez-Reinoso, F., Seaton, N. A., Eds.; Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, 2009; pp 126-133.


NRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Radiation and Biomulecular Physics Division
Biophysics Group

Employment History:

2010 - present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

B.S. Chemistry, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA


Phone: 301-975-8741
Fax: 301-975-6991