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.



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


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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