MacDiarmid Medal (Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern)

Thu, 2014-11-20 16:00 - 17:30
Speaker: 

Prof. Sir Fraser Stoddart

Northwestern University

 

The Nature of the Mechanical Bond

Location: 
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

Jason Chruma, Sichuan U., Special Organic Seminar

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:00 - 17:30
Location: 

Lynch Room

Chemistry Students Honored

A number of exceptional Chemistry graduate and undergraduate students were honored at the Department's annual awards ceremony on April 30. The highest honor that the Chemistry Department bestows on a graduating PhD student is the John G. Miller Award. This year's award went to Jacob Goldberg of the Petersson group. 

 

2014 Miller

 

(left to right; Gregg Miller, Jacob Goldberg, James Petersson)

Madeleine Joullié to Receive Honorary Degree

Professor Madeleine Joullié will be receiving an honorary degree by Simmons College's 109th Commencement on Friday, May 9 in Boston for her remarkable career as an internationally recognized scholar and a champion of women in the field of chemistry. Madeleine received her BA degree in chemistry from Simmons. More information on the ceremony can be found here.

Chemistry Faculty Elected to Royal Society of Chemistry

Professors David W. Christianson and Daniel J. Mindiola were elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences and traces its roots to the Chemical Society of London, established in 1841. Each year, the designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made major contributions to the chemical sciences.

Chemistry Students Receive NSF Fellowships

Four Chemistry Department students have been awarded fellowships in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). John Ferrie (Petersson group); Roy Malamakal (Chenoweth group), and Rachel Roesch & 

Christopher Walsh Symposium

Thu, 2014-04-24 08:00 - 12:00
Speaker: 

“Catalysis at the Intersection of Biology, Chemistry and Medicine”

 

Research Symposium Honoring 2014 Franklin Medal Laureate Christopher T. Walsh (Harvard University)

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Speakers

 

Development of New Strategies to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections

Professor Daniel Kahne, Harvard University

 

The Split Personality of Human O-GlcNAc Transferase

Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University

 

Lex Marks the Spot: Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria by Targeting the SOS Pathway

Professor Rahul Kohli, University of Pennsylvania

Joachim Frank Sympsoium

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:30 - 15:00
Speaker: 

The Ribosome: Structure and Function

 

Research Symposium Honoring 2014 Franklin Medal Laureate Joachim Frank

Location: 

Smilow Center for Translational Research

Attached Document: 

Speakers

 

Peter B. Moore, Ph.D.

Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

 

Barry S. Cooperman, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 

Christian Spahn, Ph.D.

Director, Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin

 

Yifan Cheng, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco

2014 NOBCChE Lecture

Thu, 2014-05-01 16:00 - 17:00
Speaker: 

Prof. John A.W. Harkless

Howard University

Location: 

Lynch Lecture Hall

Attached Document: 

The Research Life of a Minority Chemist: How a Difference in Perspective Aids Chemical Intuition

 

Jessica M. Anna

Photo: 
First Name: 
Jessica M.
Last Name: 
Anna
Official Title: 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Laser Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Dynamics, Chemical Reaction Dynamics, and Energy Science

Additional Titles: 
Elliman Faculty Fellow
Contact Information
Office Location: 
251 Chem
Email: 
jmanna@sas.upenn.edu
Phone: 
215-746-2354
Admin Support: 
Education: 

B.S. University of Pittsburgh (2006)

 

Ph.D. University of Michigan (2011)

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan (2011)

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto (2011-2014)

Research Interests: 

Solar energy conversion, in both natural and artificial systems, involves the absorption of a photon that can then lead to a series of energy and electron transfer events. Research in the Anna group focuses on understanding these photoinitiated processes. More specifically we are interested in exploring (1) the interplay of vibrational motion with both electronic energy transfer and electron transfer reactions, and (2) the role the environment plays in these processes. To begin to answer these questions we employ both well-established and novel multidimensional spectroscopic techniques to explore photoinitiated processes in a range of systems, spanning interests in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Selected Publications: 

J. M. Anna, M. R. Ross, K. J. Kubarych, “Dissecting Enthalpic and Entropic Barriers to Ultrafast Equilibrium Isomerization of a Flexible Molecule Using 2DIR Chemical Exchange Spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. A 113 (2009) 6544-6547.

 

J. M. Anna and K. J. Kubarych, “Watching Solvent Friction Impede Ultrafast Barrier Crossings: A Direct Test of Kramers Theory”, J. Chem. Phys. 133 (2010) 174596.

 

J. M. Anna, M. J. Nee, C. R. Baiz, R. McCanne, K. J. Kubarych, “Measuring Absorptive Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectra Using Chirped-Pulse Upconversion Detection”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 27 (2010) 382-393.

 

J. M. Anna, E. E. Ostroumov, K. Maghlaoui, J. Barber, and G. D. Scholes “Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Reveals Ultrafast Downhill Energy Transfer in Photosystem I Trimers of the Cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elongatus”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2012), 3, 3677-3684.

 

J. M. Anna, Y. Song, R. Dinshaw and G. D. Scholes “Two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy for mapping photophysics”, Pure. Appl. Chem. (2013), 85, 1307-1319.

 

J. M. Anna, G. D. Scholes, and R. van Grondelle, “A Little Coherence in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting”, BioScience (2014), 64, 14-25

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