News

03.17.2015

Gary A. Molander, Hirschmann-Makineni Professor and Chemistry Department Chair, has been selected to receive the 2015 Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods. The Brown award, sponsored by the Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment, was established in 1998 to recognize and encourage outstanding and creative contributions to research in synthetic methods.

 

Gary will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in conjunction with the 249th ACS national meeting in Denver.

02.25.2015

Assistant Professor Zahra Fakhraai is one of three Penn faculty to receive 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships. Zahra, whose group studies the effect of nano-confinement on structure, dynamics and other properties of materials, joined the Chemistry Department in 2011.

 

02.18.2015
The Department of Chemistry will host a celebration of the life and career of David White at Penn. Please join us in the Lynch Lecture Hall on Thursday, March 12 at 3:00pm. A reception will follow in the Nobel Hall of Fame.
02.13.2015

Chemistry major, Chemistry submatriculant and graduating senior, Vinicius (Vinny) Ferreira received a prestigious Thouron Award for graduate studies in the U.K. where he will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Physics at the University of Cambridge.

 

You can read more about Vinny and his award here.

02.01.2015

The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to share that Prof. David White, long-time Department Chair and founding member of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, has passed away.

 

01.29.2015

Please join us for two upcoming alumni events! Penn Chemistry will be visiting San Antonio for the APS March Meeting and Denver for the Spring ACS Meeting. We hope to see you there.

 

APS Meeting

 

Penn Chemistry/Physics Alumni Social

Tuesday, March 2, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM

 

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Bonham D Room

600 E. Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

 

01.27.2015

Feng Gai research group member Beatrice Markiewicz has been featured in SAS Frontiers Magazine. Beatrice us using novel techniques to disassemble the amyloid proteins responsible for diseases like Alzheimer’s. Read more here.

01.26.2015

Presidential Professor Daniel J. Mindiola has been profiled by Chemical & Engineering News. Dan was the first American Chemical Society Scholar to go on and earn a Ph.D. Read all about his path to the Ivy League here.

 

Mindiola Group

11.20.2014

The Activities for Community Education in Science (ACES) program, started by graduate students Kelsey VanGelder (Kozlowski Group) and Lyndsay Wood (Winkler Group), hosted its second successful science event for children.

11.05.2014

Jeffrey Winkler has been elected to the John Morgan Society of the University of Pennsylvania. The Morgan Society, the oldest honorific biomedical society in the country, was founded to stimulate research in basic medical science by promoting favorable conditions for such investigations through fostering communication between its members.

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