News

04.18.2016

Chemistry Librarian Judith Currano has been named the recipient of the 2016 SLA Rose L. Vormelker Award by the Special Libraries Association. The Vormelker Award honors SLA members who have actively worked to teach and mentor their fellow librarians and students.

 

04.10.2016

Research by Kyle Smith (of the Mindiola Group), Simon Berritt, director of the Chemistry HTE Facility, and collaborators on the borylation of methane has been featured in Science. The work demonstrates the potential to use methane, the most abundant hydrocarbon in the world, as a versatile chemical building block. The full story is here

04.07.2016

Associate Professor Joe Subotnik has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

 

Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $300 million in Fellowships to thousands of individuals, many of whom have gone on to receive other major internationally recognized honors and become members of the various national academies.

03.30.2016

Prof. Patrick Walsh and Prof. Jeffrey Winkler have both been honored by the School of Arts and Sciences for their exceptional teaching and mentorship.

 

Patrick Walsh is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research. This award is presented to SAS standing faculty members for meaningful engagement of undergraduate students in research due to exceptional nurturing and facilitating by faculty.

 

03.30.2016

Michael Noss, graduate student in Prof. Don Berry's research group, has received an SAS Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student. Up to ten of these awards are presented annually to graduate students in the arts and sciences in recognition of their contributions to undergraduate teaching.

03.30.2016

Three graduate students from the Chemistry Department received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The NSF named 2,000 Fellows from 488 institutions from more than 17,000 nominations. The Chemistry winners are:

 

Grace Panetti (Schelter/Walsh Groups)

Rebecca Wiles (Molander Group)

Lauren Grant (Mindiola Group)

 

Receiving honorable mentions were:

 

Alex Weberg (Tomson Group)

Alex Kellum (Smith Group)

Althea Gaffney (Smith Group)

Katie Crocker (Winkler Group)

 

02.19.2016

Three Chemistry students have been named as 2016 School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholars.

 

01.26.2016

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry Donna Huryn has been awarded the 53rd American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award. The Section Award recognizes an individual, "who, by conspicuous scientific achievement through research, has made important contributions to man's knowledge and thereby aided the public appreciation of the profession." 

 

12.24.2015

A multidisciplinary team led by Andrew Rappe has discovered a way to control UV light production through a chemical reaction that functions like a light switch. According to Rappe, this is the first report of the introduction of molecules to the surface controlling the emission of light from a buried solid-surface interface. The research was highlighted as a featured paper by the US Department of Energy.

11.17.2015

Madeleine Joullié will be one of the recipients of the prestigious John Scott Award this Friday. The award was founded in the early 19th century by John Scott, an Edinburgh chemist. The first awards were bestowed in 1834. The award is currently administered by the Board of Directors of City Trusts of the City of Philadelphia.

 

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