News

04.01.2014

Marsha I. Lester, the Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor, and Larry G. Sneddon, the Blanchard Professort of Chemistry, were both honored with national awards at the ACS meeting. Marsha was awarded the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, which recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists. Larry received the F. Albert Cotton Award, which was established to recognize distinguished work in synthetic inorganic chemistry. Both Marsha and Larry were honored at the awards banquet in Dallas.

 

03.24.2014

Associate Professor Elizabeth Rhoades (Yale) will be joining the Department in July 2015. The Rhoades lab studies protein folding, misfolding, and dynamics.

 

Neil S. Tomson, currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will join the Department at the same time as an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

 

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Liz and Neil to Penn Chemistry.

03.24.2014

Assistant Professor Eric Schelter brought chemistry to the people when he took part in Philadelphia's Science on Tap series at National Mechanics. Interested members of the general public were on hand to enjoy food, drink, and a spirited conversation about the important, yet little discussed, topic of rare earch metals.

 

02.05.2014

There will be alumni events at both the American Chemical Society and American Physical Society national meetings in March. Please join us!

 

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

 

ACS Meeting

 

Penn Chemistry Alumni Social

01.26.2014

James Petersson has been been elected to serve as an ACS Biological Division Advisory Committee Member from 2014-2016. More information can be found here.

11.25.2013

The work of Assistant Professor Eric Schelter and his research group has been chosen for a 'Virtual Issue' of JACS/Inorganic Chemistry/Organometallics, together with 16 other young investigators in the area of synthetic inorganic chemistry by the ACS. Read Inorganic Chemistry Editor Philip P. Power's editorial here.

 

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11.25.2013

Research by Prof. Barry Cooperman and his colleagues at Tel Aviv University and Anima Cell Metrology has been featured in Biotechniques. The study, published in Nucleic Acids Research, describes an approach that allows them to measure levels of synthesis for a specific viral protein in individual infected cells.

10.07.2013

Chemistry faculty members Kent Blasie, William Dailey,  and Ivan Dmochowski are part of a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary team that received $8.6 million over the next five years in renewed grant support from the NIH to research that is working to unravel the mysteries of anesthesia.

10.07.2013

The Chemistry Department commitment to new methods in STEM education is featured in a Daily Pennsylvanian article highlighting Prof. Donald Berry's Chem 101 class.

09.18.2013

Marsha Lester is to receive the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal which recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists. Marsha will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in conjunction with the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas.

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