Malia Wenny

  • Program Years: 2017-2021
  • Academic Institution: Harvard University
  • Field of Study: Chemistry
  • Academic Advisor: Jarad Mason
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemistry, Haverford College, 2017
    Ph.D. Chemistry, Harvard University, 2023

Current Status

  • Status: NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Research Area: Chemistry


Wenny, M. B.; Walter, M. V.; Slavney, A. H.; Mason, J. A. Generalizable Synthesis of Highly Fluorinated Ionic Liquids. J Phys Chem B 2023, 127 (9), 2028–2033.

Liu, M.; Slavney, A. H.; Tao, S.; McGillicuddy, R. D.; Lee, C. C.; Wenny, M. B.; Billinge, S. J. L.; Mason, J. A. Designing Glass and Crystalline Phases of Metal–Bis(Acetamide) Networks to Promote High Optical Contrast. J Am Chem Soc 2022, 144 (48), 22262–22271.

Erdosy, D. P.;* Wenny, M. B.;* Cho, J.;* DelRe, C.; Walter, M. V.; Jiménez-Ángeles, F.; Qiao, B.; Sanchez, R.; Peng, Y.; Polizzotti, B. D.; Cruz, M. O. de la; Mason, J. A. Microporous Water with High Gas Solubilities. Nature 2022, 608 (7924), 712–718. *Equal author contribution

Wenny, M. B.; Molinari, N.; Slavney, A. H.; Thapa, S.; Lee, B.; Kozinsky, B.; Mason, J. A. Understanding Relationships between Free Volume and Oxygen Absorption in Ionic Liquids. J. Phys. Chem. B 2022, 126, 1268-1274.

McGillicuddy, R. D.; Thapa, S.; Wenny, M. B.; Gonzalez, M. I.; Mason, J. A., Metal-Organic Phase-Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 19170-19180.

Raccuglia, P.; Elbert, K. C.; Adler, P. D. F.; Falk, C.; Wenny, M. B.; Mollo, A.; Zeller, M.; Friedler, S. A.; Schrier, J.; Norquist, A. J., Machine-Learning-Assisted Materials Discovery Using Failed Experiments. Nature 2016, 533, 73-76.

Nourmahnad, A.; Wenny, M. B.; Zeller, M.; Schrier, J.; Norquist, A. J., The Role of Inorganic Acidity on Templated Vanadate Composition and Dimensionality. J. Solid State Chem. 2016, 236, 215-221.


B.S., magna cum laude, with High Honors in Chemistry, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa
American Institute of Chemists Award, 2017
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry, 2017
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, 2016
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Award, 2015-2016