New Masters Program in Chemistry

On April 1, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) at Penn officially opened applications for its newest master’s degree: the Master of Chemical Sciences. The program, the first of its kind in the Ivy League, offers current and aspiring professionals in the chemical sciences a path to build their expertise in a compact time frame.


Vice Dean for Professional and Liberal Education Nora Lewis says the program has been in demand for some time.


Jen Prescher, UC Irvine; Organic Seminar

Mon, 2015-04-27 12:00 - 13:30

Lynch Rm. in the Chemistry Department

Dan Harki, U. Minn; Org. Seminar

Mon, 2015-04-20 12:00 - 13:30

Lynch Rm.

Graduate Student Minh Nguyen honored

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.

Novartis Lecture (Daniel Kahne, Harvard)

Mon, 2015-05-04 15:00 - 17:00

Sejal Patel

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Molecular Problem Solving: There’s More to Medicinal Chemistry than Affinity


Daniel Kahne

Harvard University

Development of New Strategies to Treat Antibiotic-resistant Infections


Lynch Lecture Hall
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Trustees Council for Penn Women Lecture (Mary Boyce, Columbia)

Tue, 2015-03-10 16:00 - 17:30

Prof. Mary Boyce

Columbia University


Mechanics of Soft Composites: The Interplay between Geometrical Structuring and Large Deformation to Achieve Novel Behavior

Lynch Lecture Hall
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MacDiarmid Medal (Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern)

Thu, 2014-11-20 16:00 - 17:30

Prof. Sir Fraser Stoddart

Northwestern University


The Nature of the Mechanical Bond

Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall
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Jason Chruma, Sichuan U., Special Organic Seminar

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:00 - 17:30

Lynch Room

Chemistry Students Honored

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)

Madeleine Joullié to Receive Honorary Degree

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.

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