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Emily Ruth Mikeska

SCGSR - Graduate

Radiochemistry • X-ray crystallography • Electrochemistry


Inorganic/radio- chemist on a journey to probe the structural and redox behavior of free and complexed f-elements 


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Kansas, KS (2024)
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Abilene Christian University, TX (2019)

Awards and Honors

  • DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship 2022 S2
  • Doctoral Student Research Fund Award (KU, 2022)
  • NSF NRT Trainee in Chemical Data Science (2020 - 2022)
  • NSF GRFP Honorable Mention (2020)


  • Mikeska, E. R.; Ervin, A. C.; Zhang, K.; Benitez, G. M.; Powell, S. M. R.; Oliver, A. G.; Day, V. W.; Caricato, M.; Comadoll, C. G.; Blakemore, J. D. Evidence for Uranium(VI/V) Redox Supported by 2,2′-Dipyridyl-6,6′-dicarboxylate. Inorg. Chem.202362, 16131 - 16148. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c02397
  • Mikeska, E. R. and Blakemore, J. D. Evidence for Reactivity of Decamethylcobaltocene with Dichloromethane. Organometallics, 202342, 1444 - 1447. doi: 10.1021/acs.organomet.3c00176
  • Mikeska, E. R.; Powell, C. B.; Powell, G. L. Triosmium Carbonyl Clusters Containing a Mixture of Dppm and Dppe Ligands. J. Chem. Cryst.202151, 457-464. doi: 10.1007/s10870-020-00869-8