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Monte Helm

Country: Washington, United States of America


Qualification: Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry; University of Colorado



Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.


  1. Instructor profile
Monte is an accomplished researcher with broad experience in the area of scientific administration. As a principal investigator, he has successfully mentored researchers from around the world. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for a biodiesel initiative launched in Puerto Rico. His work has been cited by several prominent research groups. Monte also has multiple awards and grants to his credit. Monte served as a Co-PI on a USD 14 million U.S. Dept. of Energy project. Between 2003 and 2012, he secured research funding worth USD 0.9 million from various funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation and American Chemical Society. He is the recipient of several academic honors and has worked as a senior scientist in a reputed US-based national laboratory.
  • Has 30 publications in top-rated chemistry journals (2012 - present).
  • Maintained teaching excellence and an externally recognized research program.
  • Assumed leadership roles both within the department (Chair 2011-2012) and among various campus-wide committees.
  • Coordinates synergistic efforts in the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis between more than 30 researchers located at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Yale University, University of Wisconsin, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Experience & Education
  • Senior Scientist, Physical Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Richland, WA — 2012-present
  • Provides scientific leadership for the electrocatalysis H2 production and oxidation subtask within the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, including mentorship of young scientific staff members and postdocs.
  • Deputy Director, Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, PNNL; Richland, WA — 2012-15
  • Provides scientific and operational oversight for the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis (CME) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) a Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Center — $3.5M/year budget.
  • Associate Professor, Fort Lewis College (FLC); Durango, CO — 2008-12
  • Maintained teaching excellence and an externally recognized research program, as an associate professor at Fort Lewis College, I assumed leadership roles both within the department and among various campus-wide committees.
  • Visiting Scientist, PNNL; Richland, WA — 2010-11
  • Project Title: Synthesis of New Ligand Platforms and Study of their Nickel(II) Complexes for Hydrogen Production Catalysis
  • Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College; Durango, CO — 2003-2008
  • As an assistant professor, my focus revolved around excellence in teaching and establishing an externally funded research program.
  • Dreyfus Fellow, University of Tennessee (UTC); Chattanooga, TN — 2001-2003
  • Project Title: Late Transition Metal Coordination Involving Crown Thioethers
  • Postdoc Fellow, University of Sussex; Brighton, UK — 2000-2001
  • Project Title: Synthesis and Reactivity of Heterosubstituted Diphospholes
  • Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Colorado (CU); Boulder, CO — 1995-2000
  • Project Title: Late Transition Metal Coordination Involving Crown Thioethers
  • B.Sc., University of Minnesota (MSUM); Moorhead, MN — 1991-1995
  • Major in Chemistry, minor in Philosophy
Research Grants and Awards
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Department of Energy – Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis an Energy Frontier Research Center - $14,000,000 ($3.5M/year FY15-18)
  • Fort Lewis College: $931,000 awarded between 2003-12
  • NSF – Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) - $292,000 – 2/2012 (declined by MLH)
  • American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund - $65,000 5/2011 – 9/2014
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Release Time - $25,000 – 8/2011 – 5/2012
  • Nation Science Foundation – FaST Program - $19,250 – 5/2011 – 7/2011
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $1,200 – 12/2010 – 9/2011
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Sabbatical Funding - $88,000 7/2010 – 6/2011
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $1,600 – 12/2009 – 9/2010
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $1,500 – 12/2008 – 9/2009
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $1,500 – 12/2007 – 9/2008
  • Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Award - $44,148 – 5/2008 – 5/2010
  • American Chemical Society – Summer Minority Supplement - $4,250 – 5/2007 - 9/2007
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $1,500 – 12/2006 – 9/2007
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $2,500 – 12/2005 – 9/2006
  • National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation - $310,000 8/1/2005 – 8/1/2007
  • American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund - $35,000 5/2005 – 9/2007
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $3,000 – 12/2004 – 9/2005
  • Fort Lewis College Faculty Development Grant - $3,500 – 12/2003 – 9/2004
  • Dreyfus Foundation Supplementary Award for Dreyfus Fellows - $10,000 - 12/2003 – 12/2005 Research Corporation Startup Fund Match - $25,000 - 9/2003 – 12/2005
  • Fort Lewis Startup Fund - $25,000 - 9/2003 – 9/2004
Select Appointments
  • Department Chair; FLC Chemistry Department 2011-2012. My fundamental goal during this brief time was to establish a collegial environment where my faculty members felt valued and that they had a stake in the departmental goals. This three-year term was cut short by my job relocation to PNNL.
  • FLC Campus-wide Committees 2003-2012. Served as an active member on a variety of campus-wide committees including Course Management Software committee; Instructional Technology Committee; and multiple faculty new-hire committees.
  • Board of Directors; San Juan Biodiesel; Durango, CO; 2004-2010. Served as a board member and Secretary (2005-2009) of the San Juan Biodiesel initiative. Responsible for selecting, appointing, supporting, and reviewing the performance of the chief executive; ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources, and approving annual budgets.
  • Chemistry Club Advisor; FLC 2003-2012. Served as an advisor for the FLC student-run chemistry club.
  • Webmaster; FLC 2003-2012. Redesigned, implemented and maintained the FLC chemistry department’s home page.
  • Webmaster; UTC 2001-03. Redesigned, implemented and maintained the UTC chemistry department’s home.
  • Course Fees Committee Member; CU 1996-99. Handled fees collected for improvement of undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Teaching Assistant Training; CU 1996-99. Trained incoming graduate students on teaching techniques and methods.
  • Student Advisor; MSUM 1992-1994. Coordinator 1993-1994; advised incoming freshman; trained campus-wide student advisors.
Academic Honors
  • Featured Scholar Award, 2007; recognition for outstanding contributions for scholarship (FLC)
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award, 2005; recognition of outstanding achievement in scholarship (MSUM)
  • Sewall Fellowship Award, 2000; outstanding graduate research (CU).
  • Teaching Assistant Effectiveness Award, 1998; yearly university-wide competition recognizing outstanding teaching ideas of graduate students (CU).
  • Edward L. King Scholarship, 1997 and 1998; excellence in graduate research (CU).
  • Theodore S. Gilman Award, 1996-97 and 1998-99; excellence in teaching and development for the General Chemistry program (CU).
  • General Chemistry Teaching Award, 1995-96 and 1997-98; excellence in teaching general chemistry (CU).
  • Shaw Award, 1994; excellence in undergraduate research (MSUM).
Affiliations
  • American Chemical Society, member, 1994 - present
  • Council on Undergraduate Research, member, 2001 - present
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, member, 1994-1996
  • Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, member, 1992-1995; President, 1993-1994 (MSUM)

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