Joe Subotnik has been named a recipient of the highly competitive ACS HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2012. Joe will receive his award at a ceremony at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego next spring. More information on the award can be found by following the link.


Larry Sneddon has been selected to receive the 2011 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." Larry will receive the award in the Department on Thursday, October 20.


Virgil Percec's research on dendrimersomes is featured in the latest issue of Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine. Read the full article on page seven in the link below.


Engineering structures on the smallest possible scales -- using molecules and individual atoms as building blocks -- is both physically and conceptually challenging. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now developed a method of computationally selecting the best of these blocks, drawing inspiration from the similar behavior of proteins in making biological structures.


So-Jung Park, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was recently named as a recipient of the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.


James Peterson's research on customized amino acids is featured in the most recent SAS Frontiers magazine. Click the link for the full article.


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