News

04.10.2013

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.

02.28.2013

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.

 

02.21.2013

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.

12.03.2012

Penn Chemistry welcomed special guests for the first ever Alan G. MacDiarmid Medal Lecture. This lecture series has been instituted as a way to both honor some of the most distinguished leaders in their fields of chemistry and to celebrate Alan’s incomparable legacy at Penn. The recipient of the Medal was Richard Schrock, and we were joined by Alan's wife and Alan's grandson.

 

2012 MacDiarmid Medal

 

12.03.2012

Two Penn Chemistry faculty have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Both Marisa Kozlowski and Feng Gai have been named to the 2012 Class of Fellows.

10.26.2012

Junior Chemistry major Sam Levi won first place in the Chemical Sciences at the15th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. The event, hosted by the College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Department of Biological Sciences, brings together undergraduates from all over the Mid-Atlantic to present the findings of their research.

10.18.2012

Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Christianson will be named as the recipient of the 2013 Repligen Award.

 

10.18.2012

Assistant Professor Joe Subotnik is one of just 16 recipients of a 2012 Packard Fellowship.

10.18.2012

Assistant Professor James Petersson has been awarded the NSF CAREER Award.

10.02.2012

Chemistry is all about the details. While lab work might revolve around scientific discovery, practicalities like time and money are inevitable byproducts. Gretchen Stanton, a chemistry doctoral candidate, is working to combat low efficiency reactions by researching easier ways to build molecular complexity. The major technique she employs is called the one-pot reaction, which speeds the product isolation and purification stages using multiple reactions sequentially. This works to eliminate waste and alleviate costs.

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