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Zahra Fakhraai Receives ACS WCC Award

Oct 13, 2021

Professor Zahra Fakhraai has been named a recipient of a 2021 Rising Star Award from the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society. The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding female-identifiying individuals individuals approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

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Marisa Kozlowski Named 2022 Cope Scholar

Sep 27, 2021

Prof. Marisa Kozlowski has been named one of 10 Arthur C. Cope Scholars by the American Chemical Society. Cope Scholars are awarded annually to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

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Department Alum Honored with Blavatnik Regional Award

Sep 27, 2021

Daniel Straus, who received his Ph.D. with Cherie Kagan in 2018, has been chosen to receive Blavatnik Young Scientist Regional Award from the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Daniel is currently a postdoctoral associate at Princeton University. 

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Grad student Marie Shimogawa honored

Jun 29, 2021

Marie Shimogawa, a rising third-year graduate student in James Petersson's research group, has been recognized with a scholarship from the Nakajima Foundation in her home country of Japan. The scholarship recognizes Marie's work on posttranslational modifications in alpha-synuclein.

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Negishi at Penn

Penn Chemistry Alum Ei-ichi Negishi Passes Away

Jun 11, 2021

The Department of Chemistry at Penn mourns the passing of Ei-ichi Negishi (GR'62, HON'11). Prof. Negishi graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1958 before coming to America as a Fulbright Scholar and earning a Ph.D. at Penn under Prof. Allan R. Day. Following a postdoctoral stint at Purdue he joined Syracuse University as an assistant and then associate professor.

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Joseph Francisco elected to the Leopoldina

Apr 20, 2021

Prof. Joseph Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor, has been elected to the Leopoldina.

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Chemistry Personnel Honored with Penn Awards

Apr 12, 2021

Several Chemistry Department members of have been recognized by the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences for their efforts this year.

Prof. Marisa Kozlowski will receive the Dennis M. Deturck Award for Innovation in Teaching.

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Jessica Anna Honored by NSF

Apr 5, 2021

Assistant Professor Jessica Anna has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award. The project, titled Elucidating the Interplay Between Exciton Dynamics and Symmetry-Breaking Charge Transfer Through Multidimensional Visible and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopies, will be receive five years of funding from the NSF.

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Penn Chemistry Students Receive NSF Fellowships

Mar 29, 2021

Jennifer DeRosa from the Subotnik group and Gianni Manginelli from the Winkler group were both offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships as part of the annual program recognizing outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. Jonathan Nadraws of the Smith group received an honorable mention.

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Marisa Kozlowski Named Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters

Jan 27, 2021

Professor Marisa Kozlowski has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Organic Letters, a journal published by the American Chemical Society. The journal began publication at Penn over 20 years ago under founding Editor Professor Amos B. Smith III. 

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