Virgil Percec Elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA

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.

James Petersson Honored by JPOC

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.

Robin Hochstrasser Memorial Service

Thu, 2013-04-04 16:00 - 17:00

Please join us for a memorial celebration of Robin Hochstrasser's life and monumental work to be held in the Harrison Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia on April 4 at 4:00 PM. A reception for all attendees will follow. The Penn Museum is located at 33rd & Spruce Street. Attendees are encouraged to use the 33rd Street entrance (located in the driveway across 33rd Street from the Penn Hospital entrance).


NOBCChE Northeast Regional Conference

Fri, 2013-04-19 (All day) - Sat, 2013-04-20 (All day)

Lynch Lecture Hall

The Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to host the 2013 Northeast Regional Meeting of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).


Robin M. Hochstrasser (1931 - 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.


Eric Ferreira, Colorado State University; Special Organic Seminar

Wed, 2013-02-27 16:00 - 17:30

Lynch Room

Eric Schelter receives Cottrelll Scholar Award

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.

Emmanuel Lacote, University of Lyon; Organic Seminar

Mon, 2013-10-28 12:00 - 13:30

Lynch Room

Special Seminar: Justin Burton, U. Chicago

Thu, 2013-02-21 10:30

Dr. Justin Burton

University of Chicago


What Lies Beneath: Fluid/Solid Interactions from Liquid Drops to Floating Ice


Abstract: Natural phenomena such as the coalescence of liquid drops or the collision of solid grains are of fundamental importance for nearly all the physical sciences and applied mathematics. Although processes such as these control the evolution and dynamics of systems on much larger scales, their individual details are often poorly understood. In this talk I will review our recent experiments that probe the mechanics of fluid and solid interfaces in a variety of manifestations. These include studies of drop coalescence, clustering in inelastic gases, the levitation of a liquid drop above a hot surface and the earthquake generated by a capsizing iceberg. Although seemingly distinct, these examples will highlight the role of precision laboratory measurements in shaping our understanding of nonequilibrium physical processes.



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