News

07.06.2016

Andrew M. Rappe has been appointed as the Blanchard Professor of Chemistry. This Professorship, previously held by Larry Sneddon, was endowed in 1907 and the first Blanchard Professor was University Provost (and ACS President) Edgar Fahs Smith.

05.12.2016

Biochemistry senior Wesley Peng has received the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) Rose Undergraduate Research Award for his project under the direction of Prof. William Dailey, “Discovering the Targets of Sevoflurane, a General Anesthetic: A Photolabeling Approach." 

 

For more information on the Rose Award, please see here.

05.05.2016

Assistant Professor Jessica Anna has been named a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award. Jessica is one of 44 scientists from across the nation to be recognized with this honor. The award program is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years. 

 

More information on the program and the full list of recipients can be found here.

05.03.2016

Marsha I. Lester (Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor and Editor of The Journal of Chemical Physics) and Andrea Liu (Hepburn Professor of Physics and Secondary Appointment in Chemistry) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Marsha and Andrea are among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

 

04.18.2016

Chemistry Librarian Judith Currano has been named the recipient of the 2016 SLA Rose L. Vormelker Award by the Special Libraries Association. The Vormelker Award honors SLA members who have actively worked to teach and mentor their fellow librarians and students.

 

04.10.2016

Research by Kyle Smith (of the Mindiola Group), Simon Berritt, director of the Chemistry HTE Facility, and collaborators on the borylation of methane has been featured in Science. The work demonstrates the potential to use methane, the most abundant hydrocarbon in the world, as a versatile chemical building block. The full story is here

04.07.2016

Associate Professor Joe Subotnik has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

 

Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted more than $300 million in Fellowships to thousands of individuals, many of whom have gone on to receive other major internationally recognized honors and become members of the various national academies.

03.30.2016

Prof. Patrick Walsh and Prof. Jeffrey Winkler have both been honored by the School of Arts and Sciences for their exceptional teaching and mentorship.

 

Patrick Walsh is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research. This award is presented to SAS standing faculty members for meaningful engagement of undergraduate students in research due to exceptional nurturing and facilitating by faculty.

 

03.30.2016

Michael Noss, graduate student in Prof. Don Berry's research group, has received an SAS Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student. Up to ten of these awards are presented annually to graduate students in the arts and sciences in recognition of their contributions to undergraduate teaching.

03.30.2016

Three graduate students from the Chemistry Department received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The NSF named 2,000 Fellows from 488 institutions from more than 17,000 nominations. The Chemistry winners are:

 

Grace Panetti (Schelter/Walsh Groups)

Rebecca Wiles (Molander Group)

Lauren Grant (Mindiola Group)

 

Receiving honorable mentions were:

 

Alex Weberg (Tomson Group)

Alex Kellum (Smith Group)

Althea Gaffney (Smith Group)

Katie Crocker (Winkler Group)

 

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