Abe Nitzan named Donner Professor

Prof. Abe Nitzan has been named the Donner Professor of Physical Sciences. Donner Professorships were awarded to just five universities in 1958 by the Donner Foundation, which was founded by businessman and philanthropist William Henry Donner. The Donner Professor at Penn was held for many years by Prof. Robin Hochstrasser.

Joe Subotnik awarded Term Chair

Prof. Joe Subotnik has been awarded an Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair. The Kahn Term Chairs were established by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Kahn. Mr. Kahn graduated from the Wharton School at Penn in 1925 and went on to a successful career in the oil and natural gas industry.

Enrique Vargas

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Madeleine Joullié's research featured in Chemistry World

Recent work by Prof. Madeleine Joullié and Dr. Jisun Lee has been featured in Chemistry World on the total synthesis and structure of ceanothine D. A cyclopeptide alkaloid, ceanothine D can be found in the "red root" tea plant, a long-time traditional folk medicine used to treat a variety of ailments. 

Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core Opens

A new interdisciplinary research center, the Chemical and Nanoparticle Synthesis Core, has been established by the Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine with support from ITMAT (Clinical and Translational Science Award), the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Department of Chemistry. It has been designed to meet the chemical and nanoparticle design and synthesis needs of Penn investigators. Prof. Jeffrey Winkler is the co-Director.


Biological Chemistry seminar: Eriks Rozners, Binghamton University

Thu, 2018-04-26 15:00 - 16:00
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room
"Amide-modified RNA: Synthesis, structure and RNA interference activity"

Biological Chemistry seminar: Thomas Pologruto, Kepos Capital

Wed, 2018-04-04 15:00 - 16:00
Carolyn Hoff Lynch Room
"Biophysics and finance"

Dan Burke Retires from Chemistry

Dan Burke, our longtime Building Administrator, is retiring on February 28 after 44 years at Penn. He was feted at a reception on Tuesday and we are thankful for his many years of service.

Alumni Event at ACS Meeting in New Orleans

Mon, 2018-03-19 17:30 - 20:30

Please be our guest as we visit New Orleans for the ACS National Meeting. You don't need to attend the conference to join us!



*New Orleans Penn Chemistry Alumni Reception*


Monday, March 19, 2018

5:30 - 8:30 PM


Acme Oyster House

724 Iberville St.

New Orleans, LA 70130


Please RSVP to alumni@chem.upenn.edu.

Alumni Event at APS March Meeting in Los Angeles

Tue, 2018-03-06 18:00 - 20:00

Please be our guest as we visit Los Angeles for the APS National Meeting You don't need to attend the conference to join us!


*Los Angeles Penn Chemistry/Physics Alumni Reception*


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 PM


JW Marriott - L.A. LIVE

Room: Platinum J

900 West Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, California


Please RSVP to alumni@chem.upenn.edu.

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