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Giselle Sandi

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentMicrobial Pathogens and Immunity
AddressChicago IL 60719
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    2016Manager of the Quarter , Rush University Medical Center
    2013Women @ Energy , United States Department of Energy, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
    2013Highest Contributor to Science, Technology, and Diversity , Office of the Major, San Jose, Costa Rica
    2013Recognizing the Work of Others , Today's Honoree
    2011Pinnacle of Education Award , UChicago Argonne LLC Board of Governors
    2004Luminary Honoree Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering, and Leadership, The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference
    2004Professional of the Week for Excellence in Science and Engineering, The Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference
    1992Electrochemical Society Award, Electrochemical Society

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    In 1994, Giselle Sandi received her PhD in electrochemistry and joined Argonne National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. For over 19 years, she led fundamental research at Argonne in the areas of energy storage, materials for hydrogen storage, electrocatalytic membranes, nuclear forensics, sensor development and nanoscale engineering. She was also an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she mentored several graduate students, many of whom are now faculty members at national and international institutions. She also founded a postdoctoral program (350 post-docs from 15 different areas of research), a program that, under her direction, was ranked number five in the country by The Scientist magazine and expanded to include the mentoring of junior faculty. The UChicago Argonne LLC Board of Governors honored Sandi with the Pinnacle of Education Award for her contributions and leadership in establishing Argonne’s postdoctoral program.

    She is the recipient of the 2004 Luminary Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering, and Leadership, granted by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC), as well as several awards from the Chicago Chapter of the Electrochemical Society. She was appointed as the Women in Science and Engineering Program Initiator of Argonne in 2012. Through this program, she provided support for the success of women in science and pushed for gender equity for women scientists. She was also a founding member and past president of and advisor to Argonne’s Hispanic Latino Club, which was developed to mentor middle school students and to help researchers serve as role models to students who are interested in STEM career opportunities.

    In 2013, Sandi became the Director of the Office of Rush Mentoring Programs, the mission of which is to support the successful transition of junior faculty to independent investigators. Under her leadership, mentoring programs at the university underwent critical transformations, and currently host programs in mentoring for researchers (junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows), educators and educational scholars, and women faculty. She is also the mentoring liaison for the Rush Initiative to Maximize Student Development, a National Institutes of Health-funded PhD training grant for underrepresented minority students. Sandi has written more than 80 research publications and three book chapters, holds three US patents, and has delivered over 100 invited and contributed talks.


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    1. Buchholz SW, Ingram D, Wilbur J, Fogg L, Sandi G, Moss A, Ocampo EV. Bilingual Text4Walking Food Service Employee Intervention Pilot Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Jun 01; 4(2):e68. PMID: 27251878; PMCID: PMC4909977.
    2. Buchholz SW, Sandi G, Ingram D, Welch MJ, Ocampo EV. Bilingual Text Messaging Translation: Translating Text Messages From English Into Spanish for the Text4Walking Program. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 May 06; 4(2):e51. PMID: 25947953; PMCID: PMC4439522.
    3. Németh K, Chapman KW, Balasubramanian M, Shyam B, Chupas PJ, Heald SM, Newville M, Klingler RJ, Winans RE, Almer JD, Sandi G, Srajer G. Efficient simultaneous reverse Monte Carlo modeling of pair-distribution functions and extended x-ray-absorption fine structure spectra of crystalline disordered materials. J Chem Phys. 2012 Feb 21; 136(7):074105. PMID: 22360234.
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    4. Scanlon LG, Feld WA, Balbuena PB, Sandi G, Duan X, Underwood KA, Hunter N, Mack J, Rottmayer MA, Tsao M. Hydrogen storage based on physisorption. J Phys Chem B. 2009 Apr 09; 113(14):4708-17. PMID: 19275199.
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    5. Lamonte K, Gómez Gualdrón DA, Cabrales-Navarro FA, Scanlon LG, Sandi G, Feld W, Balbuena PB. Molecular dynamics simulations of H2 adsorption in tetramethyl ammonium lithium phthalocyanine crystalline structures. J Phys Chem B. 2008 Dec 11; 112(49):15775-82. PMID: 19367822.
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    6. Scanlon LG, Balbuena PB, Zhang Y, Sandi G, Back CK, Feld WA, Mack J, Rottmayer MA, Riepenhoff JL. Investigation of corannulene for molecular hydrogen storage via computational chemistry and experimentation. J Phys Chem B. 2006 Apr 20; 110(15):7688-94. PMID: 16610862.
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