Olivia Hull

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: Kansas State University
  • Field of Study: Physical Chemistry
  • Academic Advisor: Christine Aikens
  • Practicum(s):
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemistry, Kansas State University, 2023
    B.S. Chemistry, and B.A. Mathematics, Wichita State University, 2017

Current Status

  • Status: Researcher in computational science at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Research Area: Physical Chemistry


1. "Electronic Structure and Nonadiabatic Dynamics of Atomic Silver Nanowire-N2 Systems" by Olivia A. Hull, David B. Lingerfelt, Xiaosong Li, and Christine M. Aikens. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2020, 124, 20834. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02979

2. "Computational Study of Methane C-H Activation by Diiminopyridine Nitride/Nitridyl Complexes of 3d Transition Metals and Main-Group Elements" by Zhicheng Sun, Olivia A. Hull, and Thomas R. Cundari. Inorganic Chemistry, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b03212

3. "Progress in Our Understanding of 19F Chemical Shifts" by Jayangika N. Dahanayake, Chandana Kasireddy, Joseph P. Karnes, Rajni Verma, Ryan M. Steinert, Derek Hildebrandt, Olivia A. Hull, Jonathan M. Ellis, and Katie R. Mitchell-Koch. Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/bs.arnmr.2017.08.002

4. "Evaluating Electronic Structure Methods for Accurate Calculation of 19F Chemical Shifts in Fluorinated Amino Acids" by Jayangika N. Dahanayake, Chandana Kasireddy, Jonathan M. Ellis, Derek Hildebrandt, Olivia A. Hull, Joseph P. Karnes, Dylan Morlan, and Katie R. Mitchell-Koch.Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2017, 30, 2605. DOI: 10.1002/jcc.24919

5. "New Insights into the Dynamics of Micelles and their Hydration Waters by Gigahertz-to-Terahertz Spectroscopy" by Deepu K. George, Ali Charkhesht, Olivia A. Hull, Archana Mishra, Daniel G. S. Capelluto, Katie R. Mitchell-Koch, and Nguyen Q. Vinh. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2016, 120, 10757-10767. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b06423


RosaLee and Alvin Sarachek Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Natural Sciences, Wichita State University, 2017.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Award for Physical Chemistry, Wichita State University, 2017

ACS Undergraduate Award for Analytical Chemistry, Wichita State University, 2017

ACS Undergraduate Award for Inorganic Chemistry, Wichita State University, 2016

Dean's List, Wichita State University, 2015-2017

Dean's List, Newman University, 2012-2014

Sister Margaret Knoeber Outstanding Lower Division Chemistry Award, Newman University, 2014

American Chemical Society Outstanding Freshman in Chemistry Award, Wichita Section, 2013