Biography - Cora Lind-Kovacs

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Lind KovacsCora Lind-Kovacs is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo. As an undergraduate, she studied chemistry at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and obtained her prediploma in chemistry in 1996. She received her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry under Angus Wilkinson from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and conducted postdoctoral research with Frank DiSalvo at Cornell University. In 2003, she started her independent career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo, where she was subsequently promoted to Associate (2008) and Full (2014) Professor. Her research interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of negative thermal expansion materials and the preparation of inorganic/polymer composites. Her group heavily relies on diffraction methods, including powder X-ray and neutron diffraction under non-ambient temperatures and pressures. Cora just finished her term as Chair of the U.S. National Committee for Crystallography, and has received several awards, including the ACA’s Etter Early Career Award and the ACS PROGRESS/Dreyfus Lecturer award. In 2021, she looks forward to serve on the newly established US Task Force for Powder Diffraction.