Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair

Office: Science 280


Dr. Anna Oliveri



Educational Background

B.S. Chemistry with a Minor in Education (2009) Juniata College

M.S. Chemistry (2010) University of Oregon

Ph.D. Chemistry (2014) University of Oregon

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016) University of California, Davis


Professional Experience

Science in Motion Lab Assistant (2005-2009) Juniata College

REU (2007) Pacific Northwest National Lab

REU (2008) Palacký University, Czech Republic

Graduate Teaching Fellow (2009-10) University of Oregon

NSF GK-12 Teaching Fellow (2011-12) University of Oregon

NSF CSMC Outreach Fellow (2012-14) University of Oregon

Scientist in Residence (2015) Willagillespie Elementary School


Teaching Areas

Inorganic chemistry

General chemistry


Research Interests

Solution speciation of inorganic nano-scale clusters via NMR

Synthesis of novel inorganic nano-scale clusters



1.       Oliveri, A. F.; Hazlett, C. R.; Colla, C. A.; Johnson, D. W.; Casey, W. H. “Proton Exchange Rates on Hydroxide Bridges of the Mineral-Like Ga133-OH)62-OH)18(H2O)24(NO3)15 Cluster” ChemistrySelect 2016, 1 (6), 1117-1122. FRONT COVER.

2.       Oliveri, A. F.; Pilgrim, C. D.; Qiu, J.; Colla, C. A., Burns, P. C., Casey, W. H. “Dynamic Phosphonic Bridges in Aqueous Uranyl Clusters” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 6, 797-801.

3.       Oliveri, A. F.; Wills, L. A.; Hazlett, C. R.; Carnes, M. E.; Cheong, P. H.-Y.; Johnson, D. W., “Solution-Phase Structural Characterization of an Array of Nanoscale Aqueous Inorganic Ga13-xInx (0≤x≤6) Clusters by 1H-NMR and QM Computations” Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 4071-4085.

4.       Carnes, M. E.; Knutson, C. C.; Nadarajah, A.; Jackson Jr., M. N.; Oliveri, A. F.; Norelli, K. M.; Crockett, B. M.; Bauers, S. B.; Moreno-Luna, H. A.; Taber, B. N.; Pacheco, D. J.; Olson, J. Z.; Brevick, K. R.; Sheehan, C. E.; Johnson, D. W.; Boettcher, S. W. ”Electrochemical Synthesis of Flat-[Ga13-xInx3-OH)6(μ-OH)18(H2O)24(NO3)15] Clusters as Aqueous Precursors for Solution-Processed Semiconductors” J. Mat. Chem. 2014, 2, 8492-8496.

5.       Oliveri, A. F.; Elliott, E. W.; Carnes, M. E.; Hutchison, J. E.; Johnson, D. W., “Elucidating Inorganic Nanoscale Species in Solution: Complementary and Corroborative Approaches” ChemPhysChem 2013, 14, 2655–2661. FRONT COVER.

6.       Oliveri, A. F.; Carnes, M. E.; Baseman, M. M.; Richman, E. K.; Hutchison J. E.; Johnson, D. W.,   “Single Nanoscale Cluster Species Revealed by 1H-NMR Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 10992-10996. FRONTISPIECE.

7.       Kouzes, R. T.; Ely, J.H.; Seifert, A.; Siciliano, E. R.; Weirer, D. R.; Windsor, L. K.; Woodring, M. L.; Borgardt, G.; Buckley, E.; Flumerfelt, E.; Oliveri, A. F.; Salvitti, M., “Cosmic-Ray-Induced Ship-Effect Neutron Measurements and Implications for Cargo Scanning at Borders” Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 2007, 587, 89–100.