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12.03.2012

Penn Chemistry welcomed special guests for the first ever Alan G. MacDiarmid Medal Lecture. This lecture series has been instituted as a way to both honor some of the most distinguished leaders in their fields of chemistry and to celebrate Alan’s incomparable legacy at Penn. The recipient of the Medal was Richard Schrock, and we were joined by Alan's wife and Alan's grandson.

 

2012 MacDiarmid Medal

 

12.03.2012

Two Penn Chemistry faculty have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Both Marisa Kozlowski and Feng Gai have been named to the 2012 Class of Fellows.

10.26.2012

Junior Chemistry major Sam Levi won first place in the Chemical Sciences at the15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. The event, hosted by the College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Department of Biological Sciences, brings together undergraduates from all over the Mid-Atlantic to present the findings of their research.

10.18.2012

Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Christianson will be named as the recipient of the 2013 Repligen Award.

 

10.18.2012

Assistant Professor Joe Subotnik is one of just 16 recipients of a 2012 Packard Fellowship.

10.18.2012

Assistant Professor James Petersson has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award.

10.02.2012

Chemistry is all about the details. While lab work might revolve around scientific discovery, practicalities like time and money are inevitable byproducts. Gretchen Stanton, a chemistry doctoral candidate, is working to combat low efficiency reactions by researching easier ways to build molecular complexity. The major technique she employs is called the one-pot reaction, which speeds the product isolation and purification stages using multiple reactions sequentially. This works to eliminate waste and alleviate costs.

08.03.2012

Join us at the Philadelphia ACS meeting for an alumni reception!

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