News

09.18.2013

Larry Sneddon is to receive the 2014 F. Albert Cotton Award which recognizes distinguished work in synthetic inorganic chemistry. Larry will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in conjunction with the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas.

09.18.2013

Department Chair Gary Molander has been awarded a 2013-14 Novartis Lectureship. The Novartis Chemistry Lectureship is awarded to scientists in recognition of outstanding contributions to organic and computational chemistry, including applications to biology. It is intended to enhance the exposure of Novartis' chemical community to cutting edge chemistry.

08.14.2013

Amos B. Smith III has been selected to receive the 2014 William H. Nichols Medal by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society. This distinguished award, established in 1902 by Dr. William H. Nichols, for the purpose of encouraging original research in chemistry, is the first award authorized by the American Chemical Society. It is presented annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of chemistry.

 

A list of past recipients can be found here.

08.04.2013

Marisa Kozlowski is one of 96 distinguished members of the American Chemical Society to be named a 2013 ACS Fellows. The 2013 Fellows represent 28 National Committees, 30 Divisions, and 49 Local Sections of the ACS. The induction ceremony for the 2013 Fellows will be held at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN on Monday, September 9, 2013.

 

Her citation reads: 

 

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.

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