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Beth S. Guiton

Associate Professor

Frank J. Derbyshire Professor of Materials Science

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Chemistry
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0055


Office: CP-105
Phone: (859) 257-4215

Lab: CP-148D


Academic Training

Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2008-2010)

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (2008)

A.M., Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University (2004)

M.Sci., Chemistry, University of Cambridge (2001)

B.A., Physical Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2000)

Selected Honors and Awards

Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (2017)


Materials Research Express, Emerging Investigator in Materials Science (2015-2016)


NSF CAREER Award (2015-2020)

Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research Mentoring, UK College of Arts & Sciences (2015)

Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Faculty Nominee (2013, 2017)

“Teacher Who Made a Difference” Award, University of Kentucky (2013)

S.J. Stein Prize, University of Pennsylvania (2009)

Eugene P. Wigner Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2008) 

Geoffrey Belton Graduate Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania (2008)

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship, International Center for Diffraction Data (2008)

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