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Stan Gilliland, PhD

Practice Lead, Materials Science

Stan is a senior research scientist with Venebio Group, LLC. His specialty includes investigating complex material science and addressing regulatory requirements for material analyses through a varied background in nanotechnology, chemistry, engineering, and biotechnology.

Previously, Stan worked within the Medicines for All Institute serving as the lead scientist of the Center for Rational Catalyst Synthesis at Virginia Commonwealth University where he led and contributed to multiple projects. His main research focus was elucidating a fundamental understanding of, developing, and rationally producing novel solid-state ligand catalysts (e.g., palladium nanoparticles supported by graphene materials). He demonstrated excellent collaboration with University of South Carolina researchers as well as numerous pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry partners while working on a project that ultimately led to a patent for a new method of heterogenous catalyst synthesis. Stan has a visiting research associate position with Medicines for All Institute and continues to research catalysts and continuous flow synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

During his graduate studies Stan developed a diverse set of general and highly specialized material synthesis, characterization, and testing skills while researching nanomaterials for treatment of cancer. The work conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University and Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital allowed Stan to also gain experience in in vitro and in vivo testing of nanomaterials. Stan excels at applying his diverse set of skills and experiences to solve challenging problems requiring a multidisciplinary approach.

Stan received his BS in biotechnology from James Madison University, MS in chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University, and PhD in nanoscience and nanotechnology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed a post-doctoral training in chemical and life science engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. Stan is an author on 12 peer-reviewed publications in leading chemistry and material science journals.