Kandis Gilliard-AbdulAziz

Kandis Gilliard-AbdulAziz Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Kandis “Leslie” Gilliard-AbdulAziz received her B.S. in chemistry in 2007 from Temple University, and her Ph.D. in chemistry in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining BCOE, Leslie was a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Raymond Gorte’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania where she rationally designed and explored the redox properties of mixed-oxide catalysts.

The Gilliard-AbdulAziz research interests include the rational design, synthesis, characterization and evaluation of catalysts for CO2 capture, pollution control, fossil energy and biomass conversion.


Provost Diversity Engineering Faculty Fellow, 2017
University of Pennsylvania Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017