Gary Molander wins ACS National Award

Gary A. Molander, Hirschmann-Makineni Professor and Chemistry Department Chair, has been selected to receive the 2015 Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods. The Brown award, sponsored by the Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment, was established in 1998 to recognize and encourage outstanding and creative contributions to research in synthetic methods.


Gary will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in conjunction with the 249th ACS national meeting in Denver.

Penn Chemistry hosts first ACES Event

The inaugural ACES Program was held on July 19th. The program, which is designed to run several times per year, focused on introducing local students (grades 7-11) to the sciences with a hands-on approach. They had the opportunity to learn hands-on that science is fun!



Feng Gai to Receive ACS Section Award

Feng Gai has been selected to receive the 2014 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award. First given in 1962, this Award recognizes an individual "who, by conspicuous scientific achievement through research, has made important contributions to man's knowledge and thereby aided the public appreciation of the profession."


Prof. Gai will receive the award in the Department on Thursday, October 16, 2014.


Michael Monteiro, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Special Organic Seminar

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:00 - 13:30
Lynch Lecture Hall
Title: "Quantitative Cross-Coupling Reactions to Generate Complex Polymer Architectures"

Frank Davis Symposium at Temple University

Wed, 2014-10-29 (All day)
Temple University

Physical Chemistry Seminar ( Young Min Rhee , Postech )

Thu, 2014-10-09 13:00 - 14:00
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
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Inquiries Please contact Rosa Vargas

Special Physical Chemistry Seminar (Leif Hammarstrom, Uppsala)

Thu, 2014-10-02 13:00 - 14:00
Prof. Leif Hammarström Uppsala University
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
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Molecular Mechanisms of Artificial Photosynthesis


Physical Chemistry Seminar (David Moore, Lehigh U )

Thu, 2014-08-28 13:00 - 14:00
Prof. David Moore, Lehigh University
Carol Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex
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Inquiries Please contact Rosa Vargas

Amos Smith Honored by ACS

Amos B. Smith, III, Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry has been named the winner of the 2014 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award. The award, sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. The Gassman Award is presented biannually at the divisional executive committee dinner of the Fall ACS National Meeting.

Penn Chemistry Alumni Reception in San Francisco

Mon, 2014-08-11 18:00 - 20:00

S&R Lounge

Hotel Zetta

55 5th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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The University of Pennsylvania Department of Chemistry cordially invites you to join us for a Penn Chemistry Alumni Social.


Come join us in San Francisco as we attend the 248th ACS National Meeting. Reconnect with classmates, labmates, advisers, and instructors.


August 11, 2014


06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Please RSVP to I hope to see you there!


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