News

06.09.2014

Minh Nguyen, a graduate student in Amos Smith's laboratory, was recently awarded the Graduate Student Award of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI). The annual award, sponsored by Sabin Metal Corporation, was established to recognize and encourage outstanding work by a graduate student in precious metals research. Minh will recieve a cash award and an opportunity to travel to the IPMI annual conference to present his research.

05.01.2014

A number of exceptional Chemistry graduate and undergraduate students were honored at the Department's annual awards ceremony on April 30. The highest honor that the Chemistry Department bestows on a graduating PhD student is the John G. Miller Award. This year's award went to Jacob Goldberg of the Petersson group. 

 

2014 Miller

 

(left to right; Gregg Miller, Jacob Goldberg, James Petersson)

04.23.2014

Professor Madeleine Joullié will be receiving an honorary degree by Simmons College's 109th Commencement on Friday, May 9 in Boston for her remarkable career as an internationally recognized scholar and a champion of women in the field of chemistry. Madeleine received her BA degree in chemistry from Simmons. More information on the ceremony can be found here.

04.18.2014

Professors David W. Christianson and Daniel J. Mindiola were elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences and traces its roots to the Chemical Society of London, established in 1841. Each year, the designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made major contributions to the chemical sciences.

04.09.2014

Four Chemistry Department students have been awarded fellowships in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). John Ferrie (Petersson group); Roy Malamakal (Chenoweth group), and Rachel Roesch & 

04.04.2014

Dr. Jessica Anna, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, will join the department as an assistant professor on July 1, 2014. Dr. Anna is the first hire in the School of Arts & Sciences' Energy Cluster program in the natural sciences.

 

04.01.2014

Marsha I. Lester, the Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor, and Larry G. Sneddon, the Blanchard Professort of Chemistry, were both honored with national awards at the ACS meeting. Marsha was awarded the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, which recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists. Larry received the F. Albert Cotton Award, which was established to recognize distinguished work in synthetic inorganic chemistry. Both Marsha and Larry were honored at the awards banquet in Dallas.

 

03.24.2014

Associate Professor Elizabeth Rhoades (Yale) will be joining the Department in July 2015. The Rhoades lab studies protein folding, misfolding, and dynamics.

 

Neil S. Tomson, currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will join the Department at the same time as an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

 

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Liz and Neil to Penn Chemistry.

03.24.2014

Assistant Professor Eric Schelter brought chemistry to the people when he took part in Philadelphia's Science on Tap series at National Mechanics. Interested members of the general public were on hand to enjoy food, drink, and a spirited conversation about the important, yet little discussed, topic of rare earch metals.

 

02.05.2014

There will be alumni events at both the American Chemical Society and American Physical Society national meetings in March. Please join us!

 

APS Meeting

 

Penn Chemistry/Physics Alumni Social

Tuesday, March 2, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM

 

Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Bonham D Room

600 E. Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

 

ACS Meeting

 

Penn Chemistry Alumni Social

Department of Chemistry

231 S. 34 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323

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