News

08.14.2018

Gary Molander, Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the Harry & Carol Mosher Award by the Silicon Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. The award, which is named for the late Dr. Harry S. Mosher of Stanford University and Carol W. Mosher of the Stanford Research Institute, recognizes outstanding work in chemistry, the advancement of chemistry as a profession, and service to ACS.

07.19.2018

Joseph Francisco has joined Penn as the President's Distinguished Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences. Prof. Francisco will have a secondary appointment in the Chemistry Department. 

 

07.09.2018

Prof. Thomas Mallouk, who is currently the Evan Pugh University Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physics, and Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University will be joining the Penn Chemistry Department as the second Vagelos Chair in Energy Research in the Department of Chemistry, effective March 2019. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Tom is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of materials chemistry and nanoscience.

 

07.09.2018

Assistant Professor Megan Matthews has been named a Scialog Fellow on the Chemical Machinery of the Cell by the Research Corporation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. More information on the program can be found here.

06.21.2018

David Christianson, Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, will assume the role of Department Chair effective July 1, 2018. David succeeds Gary Molander, the Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry, who has served as Chair for the past 9 years.

 

06.20.2018

Associate Professor James Petersson is a co-recipient of the 2018 Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award. The award was established in 2010 by the Glick family in remembrance of Dr. Jane Glick and her dedication to the Biomedical Graduate Studies programs. The award is given to those faculty that have demonstrated a "commitment to educating and training the next generation of scientists that exemplifies the type of scientist and educator Jane Glick represented."

04.03.2018

Jordan Compton and Mark Campbell, graduate students in Gary Molander's research group, and Hope Merens, currently an undergraduate in the Biochemistry Program and Vagelos MLS Program, have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. William Neuhaus from Marisa Kozlowski's group received Honorable Mention.

 

03.26.2018

Assistant Professor Megan Matthews has been awarded an Alumni Achievement Award by Pennsylvania State University. A 2011 graduate of the PSU Eberly College of Science, Megan joined the Chemistry Department in 2017. This Alumni Achievement Award program began in 2005, and Megan joins 140 other alumni in receiving this award.

03.14.2018

Prof. Abe Nitzan has been named the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences. Donner Professorships were awarded to just five universities in 1958 by the Donner Foundation, which was founded by businessman and philanthropist William Henry Donner. The Donner Professor at Penn was held for many years by Prof. Robin Hochstrasser.

03.14.2018
Prof. Joe Subotnik has been awarded an Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair. The Kahn Term Chairs were established by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Kahn. Mr. Kahn graduated from the Wharton School at Penn in 1925 and went on to a successful career in the oil and natural gas industry.

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