Faculty Position Opening

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania plans to make a tenure track appointment in chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The appointment will be in the broadly defined areas of Inorganic or Physical Chemistry. Applications from exceptional senior candidates may also be considered.

SAS Natural Science Chairs Symposium on Evolution

"Advances in Understanding Evolution: From the Universe to Local Communities"

Monday, October 13, 2008


Upcoming Special Events in Chemistry

Thursday, March 12, 2009: Edgar Fahs Smith Lecture (Paul Alivisatos,
University of California, Berkeley)

Marsha Lester named to endowed chair

Department Chair Marsha I. Lester has been named to an endowed chair, the Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professorship. School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rebecca Bushnell says, "This appointment recognizes Marsha's scholarly achievements in physical chemistry as well as the leadership she has demonstrated in the scientific communities both at Penn and beyond."

Marsha Lester named Editor of Journal of Chemical Physics

Marsha I. Lester, chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named editor of The Journal of Chemical Physics, effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Virgil Percec Receives Two Honors

Virgil Percec receives the 2008 International Award of the Society of Polymer Science of Japan and the 2008 Herman F. Mark Medal from the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology.

Marsha Lester elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences...

Our Chair, Marsha I. Lester, is one of 9 University of Pennsylvania faculty to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Special Seminar: Luis Echegoyen, Clemson University and Director of Chemistry at the NSF

Title: "NSF Chemistry Division: Facts and Figures"

April 14, 2008 @ 4 PM 

Robin Hochstrasser elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

Dr. Robin M. Hochstrasser, Donner Professor of Physical Sciences, has been elected to the Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). He was recognized for being a "pioneer in the innovative use of lasers."

Fellows are elected in recognition of outstanding achievement in their fields and contribution to public service.

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