News

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.

 

11.09.2015

Associate Professor Eric Schelter has been awarded a Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry from the Dreyfus Foundation. The award provides a principal investigator with a two year fellowship to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. More information on the program can be found here.

11.04.2015

Assistant Professor Zahra Fakhraai is part of an interdisciplinary team that received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop materials for multifunctional coatings on emergency tents, enabling them to manage water, prevent the spread of bacteria and capture and store solar energy.

 

10.23.2015

Prof. Madeleine Joullié's proposal for the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge has made it to the semi-finals.

 

Of the 495 proposals submitted, the top 53 entries were selected based on the ratings of the reviewers. These 53 proposals have been sent to the scientific jury members and the jury will select the Top 5. The Top 5 contestants will be invited for the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference.

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