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Karen I. Goldberg, the Nicole A. Boand Endowed Professor in Chemistry at the University of...

The School of Arts and Sciences has named twenty 2017 Dean's Scholars from across the school....

Shi Liu, a recent graduate of Andrew Rappe's research group, has been awarded the prestigious...

Department Chair Gary A. Molander has been awarded the ...

Research Highlight

Abe Nitzan and his research group are developing models that may better harness heat energy to potentially power nanoscale devices. Their recent work, featured in PNAS earlier this year, has been highlighted by Ali Sundermier at Penn News. See the full story here.



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