Jessica M. Hoover

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Office: CRL 459

Phone: (304) 293-0367


Professional Positions & Education


2012 - present   Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

2009 - 2012       Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

                           Advisor: Shannon S. Stahl

2004 - 2012       Ph.D. Unversity of Washington, Seattle, WA

                           Advisors: James M. Mayer & Forrest E. Michael

2000 - 2004       B.S.  Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

                           Advisor: Adam Johnson



Jessica Hoover earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA where she conducted undergraduate research with Adam Johnson.  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in Seattle under the direction of Professors Jim Mayer and Forrest Michael. Her graduate work focused on the reactivity of hydrazines with transition metal complexes.  She completed her postdoctoral work with Shannon Stahl at the University of Wisconsin, Madison developing practical copper-catalyzed aerobic alcohol oxidation reactions.  Jessica began her independent academic career at West Virginia University in 2012.  Her group focuses on new reaction development, in particular C-C bond forming redox reactions, employing first-row transition metal catalysts.


Honors and Awards

  O'Brien Energy Research Award (2017)

  C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry Outstanding Faculty Award (2016)

  ACS PRF Award (2016)

  NSF CAREER Award (2015)

  NRCCE Shale Gas Flash Funding Award (2014)

  Brodie Discovery and Innovation Award (2013)

  Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow (2010)

  University of Washington Ritter Fellowship (2004)


Invited Lectures

  SERMACS, Recent Advances in Organic Synthesis Symposium, Charlotte, NC - November 7, 2017

  ACS MARM, Organometallic Chemistry Symposium, Hershey, PA - June 4, 2017

  ACS MARM, Women in Organic Chemistry Symposium, Hershey, PA - June 4, 2017

  University of Washington, Seattle, WA - April 6, 2017

  Marquette University, Milwuakee, WI - February 24, 2017

  University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - February, 22, 2017

  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA - February 1, 2017

  Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH - October 21, 2016

  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA - October 4, 2016

  The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township - September, 16, 2015

  Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV -  February 3, 2015

  ACS Central Regional Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA - October 29, 2014

  Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC - October 14, 2014

  Marcellus to Manufacturing, Charleston, WV - March 2013

  WVU, ACS Student Affiliates, Morgantown, WV - March 2013

  Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA - September 2013

  Hood College, Frederick, MD - November 15, 2014


Contributed Papers & Posters

  Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions and Processes, Easton, MA - July 2016

  Gordon Research Conference on Organometallics, Newport, RI - July 2016

  ACSOC Kusadai, Aydin, Turkey - March 2016

  ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA - March 2016

  Gordon Research Conference on Organometallics, Newport, RI - July 2015

  ACS CERM, Pittsburgh, PA - October 2014

  WVU Shale Gas Network Forum - September 2014

  ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA - August 12, 2014

  Gordon Research Conference on Organometallics, Newport, RI - July 2014

  ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX - July 2013


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