News

07.30.2013

Ms. Leslie Shinn, coordinator for the College Biochemistry Program and the Roy and Diana Vagelos Scholars Program was awarded the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry for her collection, Inside Spiders. The prize includes a cash advance and publication of her collection by Persea Books. It also includes a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center, a renowned artists retreat in a fifteenth-century castle in Umbertide, Italy. See more here.

06.12.2013

Daniel J. Mindiola has been named the fourth Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1. Mindiola will be Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.

 

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

 

04.10.2013

Virgil Percec has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. The IVA is the oldest academy of engineering sciences in the world, formed in 1919.

04.10.2013

James Petersson is just the 8th recipient of the JPOC Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry. The Award includes the opportunity to give a lecture at the Gordon Research Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry.

James was also picked as one of just two US Young Investigator representatives to the European Society for Organic Chemistry Meeting in Marseilles.

02.28.2013

We are deeply saddened to learn that Professor Robin Hochstrasser passed away on February 27 at the age of 82.

 

Robin M. Hochstrasser, a pioneer and one of the world’s foremost scientists in the application of lasers in chemical and biomedical research, died February 27, 2013. He was a professor and distinguished researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for the past 50 years.

 

02.21.2013

Assistant Professor Eric Schelter has received a 2013 Cottrell Scholar Award. The Cottrell Scholar awards, instituted in 1994, are named in honor of Frederick Gardner Cottrell, scientist, inventor and philanthropist. Dr. Cottrell founded Research Corporation in 1912 and provided means for scientific research and experimentation at scholarly institutions.

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.

 

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