2014 NOBCChE Lecture

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

Prof. John A.W. Harkless

Howard University


Lynch Lecture Hall

Attached Document: 

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


Penn Chemistry hires Jessica Anna

Dr. Jessica Anna, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, will join the department as an assistant professor on July 1, 2014. Dr. Anna is the first hire in the School of Arts & Sciences' Energy Cluster program in the natural sciences.


Timothy J Deming, University of California, Special Bioengineering, Chemistry and Biochem. Seminar

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:00 - 13:30


337 Towne Building


Title: "Synthetic Polypeptide Materials for Biomedical Applications"


Marsha Lester and Larry Sneddon honored in Dallas

Marsha I. Lester, the Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor, and Larry G. Sneddon, the Blanchard Professort of Chemistry, were both honored with national awards at the ACS meeting. Marsha was awarded the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, which recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists. Larry received the F. Albert Cotton Award, which was established to recognize distinguished work in synthetic inorganic chemistry. Both Marsha and Larry were honored at the awards banquet in Dallas.


Penn Chemistry adds two new faculty members for 2015

Associate Professor Elizabeth Rhoades (Yale) will be joining the Department in July 2015. The Rhoades lab studies protein folding, misfolding, and dynamics.


Neil S. Tomson, currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will join the Department at the same time as an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.


We are thrilled to be able to welcome Liz and Neil to Penn Chemistry.

Eric Schelter's Research Featured at Science on Tap

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.


Junrong Zheng, Rice University , Physical Chemistry Seminar

Thu, 2014-04-24 13:00 - 14:00

Junrong Zheng


Lynch Lecture Hall

Chemistry Department

Inquiries Please contact Rosa Vargas

Edgar Fahs Smith Lecture (Benjamin Widom, Cornell)

Thu, 2015-03-19 18:00 - 19:00

Prof. Benjamin Widom

Cornell University


A Tale of Three Equations: Thermodynamics and Molecular Correlations

Lynch Lecture Hall
Attached Document: 

The equations of the title relate thermodynamic functions to correlation-function integrals. They are central to much of statistical mechanics. Their meaning and origin are reviewed here.

BMS Lecture (Phil Baran, Scripps)

Tue, 2015-05-12 14:00 - 17:00

Prof. Phil Baran, Scripps


Dr. Albert DelMonte, BMS

Lynch Lecture Hall

Axalta Lecture (Omar Yaghi, Berkeley)

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00 - 17:00
Prof. Omar M. Yaghi University of California, Berkeley
Room 102 Chemistry Building
Attached Document: 

Reticular Chemistry and the Design of New Materials

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