Department News

(listed in chronological order)
November 5, 2014

» Todd Krauss Elected OSA Fellow

Professor Todd Krauss has been selected to join the 2015 class of Fellows of the Optical Society(OSA). Todd is being recognized for major contributions to the measurement and understanding of spectro...full article
May 6, 2014

» Daniel Weix wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Congratulations to Chemistry Professor Dan Weix for his selection as a 2014 Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award winner! Dan earned his B.S. in Chemistry at Columbia University in 2000, and his Ph.D. degr...full article
May 6, 2014

» Barbara Snaith and Elly York Win Chemistry Department Award

Congratulations to co-winners Barbara Snaith and Elly York who are this year's recipients of the Sandra Beach Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Chemistry Department. Barb and Elly are re...full article
May 6, 2014

» Daniel Everson selected as 2013-2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner in the Natural Sciences for the University of Rochester

Congratulations to Daniel Everson, who received his Ph.D. in 2013 under the guidance of research advisor Dan Weix. The title of this thesis was “Nickel-Catalyzed Electrophile Cross-Coupling of Aryl...full article
May 6, 2014

» Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award goes to Dr. Yuh-geng Tsay

The Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes alumni whose careers in academia, industry, government or the arts have exemplified the values and attributes of the University. Yuh-geng Ts...full article
March 24, 2014

» Douglas Turner Wins 2014 UR Lifetime Achievement Award in Graduate Education

    Chemistry professor Douglas H.Turner has been recognized by the University for his contributions to graduate education over his 39 year career at Rochester with the 2014 UR Lifetime Ac...full article
January 27, 2014

» Ian Goldsmith-Rooney invited to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April

Ian Goldsmith-Rooney, a current junior majoring in physics, recently received news that his abstract submission titled “Nuclear Forensics: Radioactive Trace Analysis with HPGe Detectors,” was appr...full article
November 13, 2013

» Dan Weix invited to attend Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

Professor Daniel J. Weix was invited to attend the 25th annual Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium held November 7-9, 2013 in Irvine, California. The 80-100 attendees were selected from among recipi...full article
November 1, 2013

» Rich Eisenberg 2013 Oesper Award Recipient

The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society and Chemistry Department at the University of Cincinnati recently announced Rich Eisenberg as the 2013 Oesper Award Winner. The Oesper Award is...full article
October 12, 2013

» Rudi Fasan & Dan Weix chosen to speak at Award Symposium

Rudi Fasan and Dan Weix were chosen to speak at the 8th Organic Young Academic Investigators Award Symposium held recently at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The intent of the Sympo...full article
October 11, 2013

» Dave McCamant Wins Inaugural Lectureship

The Journal of Physical Chemistry and the ACS Physical Chemistry Division created a new Lectureship Award which began in 2013. These awards, which will be held annually, honor the contributions of THR...full article
July 3, 2013

» Rudi Fasan wins Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Rudi Fasan for winning the 2014 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in the Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry field (a second award is given for the field of Organic Synthesis). T...full article
June 21, 2013

» Pat Holland wins Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition has announced the results of their 2013 regional competition, naming Professor Pat Holland, Synthetic Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, o...full article
May 10, 2013

» Sarah Koniski and Louis Papa Awarded DAAD RISE Scholarships for research in Germany!

Congratulations to Sarah Koniski ('14, B.S. Chemistry, Bren group) and Louis Papa ('14, B.S. Chemistry, Fasan group) who will be spending their summer conducting research in German laboratories throug...full article
May 8, 2013

» Undergraduate Research Expo and Writing Contest Awards

David George, '13 (B.S. Chemistry, Weix group), won the President's Award for Undergraduate Research in the Natural Sciences at the recent Undergraduate Research Symposium held in April. Pictures of ...full article
May 7, 2013

» Chemistry Alums, Katherine Garner, Matthew DeMars, II, and Jonathan Goldberg Receive Honors!

Chemistry alumna Katherine Garner, '11/T5, (B.S., Chemistry; minor, ASL) has won a 2013-14 Carnegie Junior Fellowship. She is the first-ever UR student or alumna to receive this prestigious and extrem...full article
April 5, 2013

» Ben Hafensteiner named Professor of the Year in the Natural Sciences

Congratulations to Ben Hafensteiner on being named this year’s Professor of the Year in the Natural Sciences. This award is bestowed on behalf of the University of Rochester Students’ Association...full article
April 4, 2013

» Kim Manbeck awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Kim Manbeck has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2013 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. Awardees are selected by the Dean of Graduate Studies and a ...full article
February 14, 2013

» Dan Weix Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Dan Weix, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been named a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow. According to Chemistry Chair Robert Boeckman, Jr., "There is no question the breadth and depth of Dan's resear...full article
January 11, 2013

» Dan Weix Receives 2013 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

Dan Weix is the recipient of a 2013 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award! This award, established in 1999 with the aim to encourage young scientists, is granted to prospective chemists who have been recogn...full article
January 11, 2013

» The Weix group is chosen for "Green" Award!

Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development in Groton, Connecticut, actively promotes the twelve principles of green chemistry amongst their staff. One of the key components of the program facilitated by ...full article
November 7, 2012

» Professor Todd Krauss Elected APS Fellow

Professor Todd Krauss has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Todd is being recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics ...full article
September 18, 2012

» Alison Frontier recipient of the 2012 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Professor Alison Frontier has been selected to receive the 2012 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award will be presented at a special luncheon and award ceremony in the Mul...full article
August 24, 2012

» GAANN Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Professors Frontier and McCamant for submitting a successful GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) grant application. In a letter to Senator Schumer dated August 23...full article
July 10, 2012

» Rich Eisenberg to receive the William H. Nichols Medal Award

Congratulations to Rich Eisenberg who has been named the 2013 William H. Nichols Medal Award winner "for contributions to Inorganic Photochemistry!" In 1902, William H. Nichols, a charter member of...full article
June 28, 2012

» James Farrar & Linsen Pei research highlighted on JCP webpage

Congratulations to Professor James Farrar and Dr. Linsen Pei whose manuscript, "Imaging Ion-Molecule Reactions: Charge Transfer and C-N Bond-Formation in the C+ + NH3 system," was chosen as a Research...full article
June 19, 2012

» Jennifer Ciesielski receives NSF International Research Fellowship

Jennifer Ciesielski, graduate student in Alison Frontier's lab who will be defending her Ph.D. thesis on June 25th, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) International Research Fellowsh...full article
June 19, 2012

» Wathsala Liyanage wins an ACS Travel Award!

Wathsala Liyanage, a fourth year graduate student in Brad Nilsson's group, has won an American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award. Wathsala will be attending the ACS na...full article
June 15, 2012

» Brad Nilsson recipient of the Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Award

Brad Nilsson is a recipient of a 2012 Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Award along with Co-PI Stephen Dewhurst, Microbiology & Immunology, URMC, for their project entitled "HIV Anti-Infective Mate...full article
May 16, 2012

» Emily Redman & Emily Hart win University awards!

Congratulations to Emily Redman and Emily Hart, both graduating seniors, for winning the Janet Howell Clark Memorial Award and the Presidential Award for Community Service, respectively. The Janet...full article
May 7, 2012

» Rich Eisenberg wins 2012 Fred Basolo Medal Award

Congratulations to Rich Eisenberg on being selected as the 2012 Fred Basolo Medal Award winner for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry! The Fred Basolo Medal was established by the former s...full article
April 26, 2012

» Kelemen wins UR Undergraduate Writing Colloquium Contest

Rachel Kelemen, a B.S. Chemistry student in the class of 2013, won the Undergraduate Writing Colloquium Contest in the natural and applied sciences category! This contest is campus-wide and provides t...full article
April 12, 2012

» Jessica Smith receives Eli Lilly Travel Award

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society were pleased to announce that Ms. Jessica Smith was one of 12 recipients nationally of the 2012 Eli Lilly Travel Award. This award p...full article
April 12, 2012

» Kyle Biegasiewicz awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Please join us in congratulating Kyle Biegasiewicz upon his selection as one of the recipients of the 2012 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. Awardees are selec...full article
April 4, 2012

» Chemistry Undergrads & Alums Receive NSF GRF Awards

Current seniors, David Kaphan and Mark Levin (Boeckman and Frontier labs, respectively), have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Benjamin Snyder, also a senior (N...full article
March 16, 2012

» Ryan Cowley receives "Young Investigator Award"

Ryan Cowley, who recently defended his PhD thesis, is the recipient of a "Young Investigator Award" from the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Ryan will present his...full article
February 20, 2012

» Alumnus Cliff Kubiak receives ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award

Congratulations to alumnus Cliff Kubiak in receiving the ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award of 2012! This award aims to recognize and encourage fundamental research in the field of inorganic chemistry. In ...full article
December 23, 2011

» Farrar Elected to 2011 AAAS Class of Fellows

Congratulations to Jim Farrar, who was elected to the 2011 Class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! He is being recognized and honored for his contributions ...full article
December 6, 2011

» Steve Sibener (B.S. '75) honored with prestigious ACS award

Steve Sibener (B.S. '75), the Carl William Eisendrath Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry and the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago, will be receiving the prestigious 2012 A...full article
November 28, 2011

» UR Chemistry Facilities highlighted in
Lab Manager

UR Chemistry facilities highlighted in Lab Manager. The magazine Lab Manager has published a great article (by alumnus John Borchardt) describing the instrumentation and facilities in our department. ...full article
November 11, 2011

» Holland Group Makes Breakthrough in Breaking Nitrogen

This week in Science, researchers at Rochester (graduate student Meghan Rodriguez, staff crystallographer Bill Brennessel, and professor Patrick Holland) reported an iron compound that breaks N2 and f...full article
October 14, 2011

» Leslie Ofori to present at 2013 Gordon Research Conference

Leslie Ofori won a "best poster" award at the High Throughput Chemistry and Chemical Biology Gordon Research Conference in June 2011, which carries with it an invitation to present a full talk at the ...full article
July 8, 2011

» New Scientist Magazine Highlights Research of Oleg Prezhdo & Vitaly Chaban

Boil water in nanotubes to pop open drug containers WATER gets weird when squeezed into tight spaces. Now a computer simulation of steam inside a carbon nanotube suggests these properties coul...full article
July 1, 2011

» NIH Funds Research on Reductive Coupling

Assistant Professor Daniel J. Weix and his group have been awarded a 5-year, $1.45 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS) to study new reductive coupling reactions. These reactions...full article
June 21, 2011

» Rudi Fasan receives Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Award

Rudi Fasan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is a recipient of a 2011 Provost's Multidisciplinary Award along with Co-PIs Craig Morrell (SMD) and David Goldfarb (Biology) for their collaborative rese...full article
June 6, 2011

» Mark Levin Receives Honorable Mention as 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

Rising senior Mark Levin ‘12 received an honorable mention as a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar from a pool of 1100 national candidates. Levin is the fifth student from the University of Rochester t...full article
May 24, 2011

» Patrick Holland receives Fulbright Award

Prof. Patrick Holland was awarded a 2011-12 Scholar Award by the Fulbright Foundation. The Fulbright Foundation was established in 1946 by Senator William Fulbright for promoting "mutual understanding...full article
May 15, 2011

» College awards for two undergraduates!

Two undergraduate Chemistry majors were awarded College awards for the 2010-2011 academic year! Caitlyn "Rose" Kennedy was selected to be the recipient of the 2011 Janet Howell Clark Memorial Award, g...full article
April 8, 2011

» Four Chemistry Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, Three Others Earn Honorable Mention

Laura Ackerman (1st-year graduate student, Weix Lab), Alexander Federation (College class of ’11, Nilsson Lab), C. Rose Kennedy (College class of ’11, Frontier Lab), and Randy Sabatini (2nd-year g...full article
February 21, 2011

» Tulaza Vaidya receives Student Travel Award from ACS

Congratulations to Tulaza Vaidya, a joint student of the Frontier and Eisenberg labs, in receiving the Student Travel Award from the American Chemical Society of Inorganic Chemistry. This award will h...full article
February 16, 2011

» Dave McCamant awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Dave McCamant, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, receives the Sloan Fellowship, one of 23 awarded nationally in Chemistry in 2011. Selection procedures for the Sloan Research Fellowships are designed...full article
February 16, 2011

» Ching Tang awarded Wolf Prize in the field of Chemistry

Ching Tang, the Doris Johns Cherry Professor of chemical engineering in the University of Rochester's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the Wolf Prize in the field of ...full article
November 17, 2010

» Esther Conwell is awarded the National Medal of Science by President Obama

On November 17th, Esther Conwell received the National Medal of Science by President Obama during a ceremony in the White House. The National Medal of Science was established by Congress in 1959 and i...full article
November 10, 2010

» Karen Chiang's "Chemistry Thought Bubbles" receive Honorable Mention

The Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) asked readers to submit photos on all things chemical, giving them the broad theme of "Your Science Up Close". The submitted photos, with a count of almost 250...full article
October 10, 2010

» Holland Wins Rochester ACS Award

Professor Pat Holland was selected as the Rochester ACS Section Volunteerism award winner. Pat was recognized for his outstanding work with the Harrison Howe Award.  The award will be presented at t...full article
September 26, 2010

» Prof. Doug Turner selected as Hammes Lecturer

We are pleased to announce that Professor Doug Turner has been selected as the 2011 ACS Gordon Hammes Biochemistry Lecturer.  He will present at the Fall 2011 ACS meeting, in recognition of his rigor...full article
September 10, 2010

» Rothberg makes newspaper for solar panels project

Professor Lewis Rothberg has teamed up with Professor Philippe Fauchet on a project to develop solar panels that will use less material and be much cheaper than the ones currently on the market. In th...full article
September 8, 2010

» Jones is inducted into 2010 class of ACS Fellows

Congratulations to Bill Jones on his induction into the 2010 class of ACS Fellows by the ACS Publications Division! Being inducted is an honor given to those who have made outstanding contributions to...full article
September 2, 2010

» Eisenberg and Du receive 2011 ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education

This past month, Rich Eisenberg and former graduate student Pingwu Du received the 2011 ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education, sponsored by Mallinckrodt Baker Inc. Their work on the...full article
July 16, 2010

» Turner is selected as 2011 Gordon G. Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lecturer

Congratulations to Doug Turner for being selected as the 2011 Gordon G. Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lecturer, jointly sponsored by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. This lecturesh...full article
July 6, 2010

» Jones is Elected to 2010 ACS Class of Fellows

Congratulations to Bill Jones who was elected to the 2010 Class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society! He will be recognized and honored for his contributions to the chemical sciences and outsta...full article
May 14, 2010

» Randy Mehlenbacher receives Stoddard Prize

The U of R Physics department has awarded Randy Mehlenbacher, a Senior Chemistry major, the Stoddard Prize of 2010. This prize is awarded to the graduating senior that presents the best senior thesis ...full article
May 12, 2010

» College Awards for Graduating Chemistry Majors

Congratulations to our two members of the senior class on their college awards, Matthew Golder and Randy Mehlenbacher. Matthew is a co-recipient of the 2010 Aymin Amin-Salem Memorial Award, which is a...full article
May 7, 2010

» NSF Awardees In Chemistry

The 2010 NSF awardee list has come back and includes many Chemistry department students and alum. Daniel Everson, Katie Knowles, and Kenneth Lotito were all awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. ...full article
April 30, 2010

» Terri Clark Wins Department Award

Terri Clark, the Department of Chemistry's Undergraduate Coordinator, is this year's recipient of the Sandra Beach Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Chemistry Department. Terri is recogniz...full article
April 29, 2010

» Chemistry majors honored with College Awards

Two undergraduate Chemistry majors have been awarded College awards. Julie Tabroff has been selected to be the recipient of the 2010 Janet Howell Clark Memorial Award. Caitlyn Kennedy has been awarded...full article
April 19, 2010

» Caitlyn Rose Kennedy awarded the lota Sigma Pi Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship

Caitlyn Rose Kennedy has recently been awarded the lota Sigma Pi Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship, a scholarship given for excellence in chemistry or biochemistry. Nominated by Professor Bren, Cait...full article
March 17, 2010

» Debra Haring Awarded 2010 Witmer Award

Debra Haring is the recipient of the 2010 Witmer Award for Distinguished Service which provides University-wide recognition to a select number of staff members for careers characterized by outstanding...full article
March 16, 2010

» Richard Eisenberg Wins UR Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Eisenberg has been recognized by the University for his contributions to graduate education over his 34 year career at Rochester with the UR Lifetime Achievement Award in Graduate Education. ...full article
February 19, 2010

» Meagan Evans Recipient of Division of Inorganic Chemistry Student Travel Award

Meagan Evans, a 4th year graduate student in the Jones group, was recently awarded a Division of Inorganic Chemistry Student Travel Award. With this award, Meagan will be attending the National Me...full article
January 19, 2010

» Weix research featured in C&E News Science and Technology Concentrates

C&E News published on January 18, 2010 a Science and Technology Concentrate featuring work done in the Weix group in the Department of Chemistry. The article describes the achievement of cross-coupli...full article
December 21, 2009

» Two Chemistry faculty named AAAS Fellows

Two Chemistry faculty have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Robert K. Boeckman, Jr., Marshall D. Gates Professor of Chemistry and current Chair and...full article
December 3, 2009

» Mark Levin & Emily Redman - 2009 Iota Book Award Recipients

The University of Rochester's Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, along with deans of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, recognized the 2009 Iota Book Award winners during a formal ceremony o...full article
November 3, 2009

» Professor Todd D. Krauss - TEDx Rochester speaker

Professor Todd D. Krauss, Professor of Chemistry and Optics was a featured speaker on Monday, November 2, 2009 at TEDx Rochester, a city-wide event which celebrated local "ideas worth spreading." The ...full article
October 15, 2009

» Chemistry Team Seeks to Use Artificial Photosynthesis and Nanotubes to Generate Hydrogen Fuel with Sunlight

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded four Department of Chemistry faculty major funding for a project entitled "“SISGR: Modular Nanoscale and Biomimetic Assemblies for Photocatalytic Hydrogen G...full article
September 25, 2009

» W.D. Walters Teaching Awards

Three graduate students, John DiMaio, Todd Doran, and James Morris, received the W.D. Walters Teaching Award for their outstanding undergraduate teaching in the 2008-2009 academic year. This award is...full article
September 25, 2009

» Chemistry Class Awards

Eight members from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes received Chemistry Department class awards today for their outstanding performance in the 2008-2009 academic year. Layla Hatem, Jonath...full article
September 8, 2009

» John R. Huizenga Research Memoir Published

The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that John Huizenga’s research memoir entitled “Five Decades of Research in Nuclear Science” was published by the Meliora Press in September 2009....full article
July 28, 2009

» Todd Krauss recipient of 2009 Goergen Award

Professor Todd D. Krauss has been selected to receive the 2009 Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Teaching. In a departure from past award ceremonies, which took place at Con...full article
July 21, 2009

» David McCamant receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor David W. McCamant is the recipient of a 2009 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The Experimental Physical Chemistry Program will support Prof. McCamant's research, ...full article
July 8, 2009

» Todd Krauss recipient of Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards

Todd Krauss is a recipient of a 2009 Provost's Multidisciplinary Award along with Co-PIs Harris Gelbard and Lukas Novotny for their research project entitled "Nanotechnological Approaches to Understan...full article
July 6, 2009

» Profs. Boeckman and Eisenberg elected ACS Fellows

Both Professor Robert K. Boeckman, Jr. and Professor Richard Eisenberg have been elected to the inaugural (2009) class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The ACS Fellows is a new program...full article
June 14, 2009

» Karen Chiang Receives Travel Awards

Graduate student Karen Chiang was awarded a Graduate Women in Science Travel Award (GWIS) and an Eli Lilly/Women Chemists Committee Travel Grant to attend the National Meeting of the American Chemical...full article
June 2, 2009

» Graduate Student Jessica Smith receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Jessica Smith, a first year-graduate student in the Fasan group, has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers fellowships to students i...full article
June 2, 2009

» Graduate Student Daniel Everson receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

Daniel Everson, a first year-graduate student in the Weix group, has received an Honorable Mention from the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The National Science Foundation (NSF) ...full article
May 21, 2009

» Matthew Liptak receives NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Matthew D. Liptak has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship. The award is based on his proposal entitled "NMR and DFT I...full article
May 15, 2009

» Professor Esther Conwell receives Honorary Degree from SUNY Geneseo

Esther M. Conwell has been selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from SUNY Geneseo on May 16th, 2009 at the afternoon graduation ceremony. This degree recognizes her many remarka...full article
May 8, 2009

» Clifford Kubiak UR PhD '80 was honored at 2009 Commencemen

Chemistry alumnus, Clifford Kubiak, Ph.D. '80 will be honored with the Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award by the University during Commencement 2009. The award will be conferred at the doctoral...full article
May 4, 2009

» Chemistry majors honored with College Awards

Two undergraduate Chemistry majors have been awarded College awards. Graduating senior, Colleen Kellenberger has been selected to be a co-recipient of the 2009 Ayman Amin-Salem Award, along with clas...full article
April 24, 2009

» Christopher Evans receives SPIE scholarship

Christopher Evans has been selected to receive a 2009 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering. This merit-based scholarship is intended to enhance students' educational and professional de...full article
April 21, 2009

» Professor Richard Eisenberg has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

With his election, Richard Eisenberg is honored by the Academy for his seminal contributions to the fields of inorganic and organometallic chemistry, and as a researcher, teacher, leader, and mentor. ...full article
April 17, 2009

» Pingwu Du Received ACS DIC Young Investigators Award

Pingwu Du, a fifth-year graduate student in the Eisenberg Group, has been selected as a recipient of the 2009 Young Investigators Award. Pingwu will present his research at the 2009 Young Investigator...full article
April 17, 2009

» Robert Spitale co-author on J. Biol. Chem. "Paper of the Week"

Researchers have determined the structure of a key genetic mechanism at work in bacteria, including some that are deadly to humans, in an important step toward the design of a new class of antibiotics...full article
April 3, 2009

» Wesley Asher to receive 2009 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

Wesley Asher received the 2009 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. This award recognizes Wesley for his outstanding performance as a teaching assistant in a wide...full article
March 16, 2009

» Sarah Bowman and Chris Evans attend the 59th meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau

Two graduate students from the Department of Chemistry have been selected to represent the U.S. delegation of students who will attend the 59th meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau Germany. The Lindau...full article
March 9, 2009

» Professor Robert K. Boeckman, Jr. receives the 2009 William H. Riker Award

Professor Robert K. Boeckman, Jr., was the recipient of the 2009 William H. Riker University Award for Graduate Teaching. This annual award recognizes a faculty member who has excelled in graduate ins...full article
March 5, 2009

» Call for Abstracts: 17th Annual Symposium on Materials Research

The UR Chapter of the Materials Research Society invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract for the 17th annual Symposium on Materials Research. Present a talk or a poster descr...full article
February 26, 2009

» Professor William D. Jones awarded the 2009 Edward Peck Curtis Award

Professor William D. Jones has been named the 2009 recipient of the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award was conferred during the University Commencement cerem...full article
January 30, 2009

» The Moses Passer Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is pleased and proud to announce the establishment of the Moses Passer Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry. The endowed fellowship fund was established by Mrs. Dorothy Rosenbe...full article
January 16, 2009

» Professor William D. Jones Receives an ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) will award an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award to University of Rochester C.F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry William D. Jones at its annual meeting in Washington D.C....full article
January 12, 2009

» Meagan Evans receives Best Presentation at the 41st Annual Inorganic Discussion Weekend, Brock University

Meagan Evans, a third year graduate student in the Jones Group, received the "best presentation" award at Brock University's 41st Annual Inorganic Discussion Weekend which took place from Nov. 28 - No...full article
November 21, 2008

» UR Nanosystems Initiative receives $1.6 million in funding

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter recently secured $1.6 million in funding for the University of Rochester's Nanosystems Initiative, a multi-million dollar nanotechnology research center. The initiative ...full article
September 10, 2008

» Kristina Wilson Receives Physical Chemistry Student Poster Award at the Fall 2008 ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

Graduate students Kristina Wilson and Brendon Lyons of the McCamant Group received the Physical Chemistry Student Poster Award at the Fall 2008 ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Their poster, which wa...full article
August 14, 2008

» Brian Palmisano ('09) receives an NIH Undergraduate Scholarship

Brian Palmisano, the first undergraduate student at the University of Rochester to receive this award, has been named a NIH Undergraduate Scholar. Brian is a member of the Class of 2009 and majoring i...full article
August 4, 2008

» 2008 Jack Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry awarded to Professor Jack Kampmeier

Jack A. Kampmeier, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Rochester, with long-time colleagues, David K. Gosser, Jr., Professor of Chemistry at the City University of New York (City Coll...full article
July 14, 2008

» New Center for Workshop Education Formed

Dean Richard Feldman has approved the formation of a Center for Workshop Education based on an existing, highly successful program initiated by Professor of Chemistry Jack Kampmeier and Dean Vicki Rot...full article
June 23, 2008

» Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Weix

Dr. Daniel Weix has joined the Department of Chemistry Faculty as of July 1, 2008. Dan comes to Rochester after completing his PhD at UC Berkeley and postdoctoral research at Yale and the University o...full article
June 1, 2008

» Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty: Rudi Fasan

Dr. Rudi Fasan has joined the Department of Chemistry Faculty as of July 1, 2008. Rudi comes to Rochester after completing his PhD at the University of Zurich and his postdoctoral research at the Cali...full article
May 13, 2008

» 2008 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student Gerald Manbeck

With this award, Jerry is recognized by The College for his outstanding performance as a teaching assistant in a wide variety of chemistry courses, his dedication and commitment to students, and his e...full article
May 13, 2008

» 2008 NYSAS Graduate Student Award for Lisa Carlson

The New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (NYSAS) recognizes one graduate and up to five undergraduate students annually for excellence in the field of Applied Spectroscopy. Lisa C...full article
April 29, 2008

» The DuPont Young Professors Award for Bradley L. Nilsson

The purpose of the DuPont Young Professor Grant Program is to assist exceptional young faculty members, within five years of full-time appointment, begin their independent research careers. Prof. Nils...full article
February 21, 2008

» 2008 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awarded to Professor Thomas R. Krugh

The Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, awarded annually by the University since 1962, was established by Edward Peck Curtis Sr., a life trustee who passed away in 1987....full article
September 11, 2007

» American Chemical Society awards Terrence O'Connell

This award in given annually to a Rochester Technician for outstanding contributions to his/her workplace. With this award, Terry O'Connell's invaluable and irreplaceable technical and scientific sk...full article
August 22, 2007

» The 2008 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences Awarded to Professor Esther M. Conwell

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced on August 20, 2007 that Esther M. Conwell, Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Rochester, is the winner of the 2008 ACS Award for Enco...full article
May 5, 2007

» 2007 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student Sarah Bowman

The Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student is awarded annually by the University in recognition of outstanding service and dedication as a TA. Awardees are selected ...full article
April 24, 2007

» MRS Gold Graduate Student Award given to Jeffrey Peterson

5th year chemistry graduate student, Jeffrey Peterson was named a Gold Medal award winner at the 2007 MRS Spring Meeting. The Materials Research Society presented Gold and Silver Graduate Student Awar...full article
April 24, 2007

» Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship awarded to Kathryn E. Knowles

Chemistry major Kathryn E. Knowles has been named a 2007 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship is the pre-eminent nationally competitive fellowship for undergraduate students in scienc...full article
April 24, 2007

» NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded to Ryan Cowley

1st year Chemistry graduate student Ryan Cowley has been awarded a prestigious NSF Fellowship. These fellowships are awarded to outstanding college and university students in the natural sciences, sel...full article
March 21, 2007

» Amy Ensign and Lisa Carlson attend the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Graduate Students in Lindau, Germany

Chemistry graduate students Amy Ensign and Lisa Carlson were selected to participate in the US student delegation of the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Graduate Students in Lindau, Germany. ...full article
March 5, 2007

» 2007 Morley Medal awarded to Professor Richard Eisenberg

Professor Richard Eisenberg will be presented the 2007 Morley Medal by the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society. Prof. Eisenberg will be honored with the medal, a monetary prize, and a ...full article
January 24, 2007

» Ching W. Tang is Awarded the Doris Johns Cherry Professorship at the University of Rochester

Professor Ching W. Tang, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, known internationally for his pioneering work on organic solar cells and OLEDs was honored by the University of Roche...full article
January 15, 2007

» NSF CAREER Award for Professor Misha Ovchinnikov

Under the auspices of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program, Professor Mikhail Ovchinnikov of the University of Rochester's Department of Chemistry has been awarded a CAREER Award by the Na...full article
June 27, 2006

» Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded to Shanlin Pan

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, has awarded the 2006-2008 Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellowship to Shanlin Pan, who will join the research group of Professor...full article
May 8, 2006

» Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Awarded to Professor Joseph Dinnocenzo

Joseph Dinnocenzo, professor of chemistry, will receive the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He will be honored with the award at the College ceremony. Since joining ...full article
February 15, 2006

» 2006 Arthur S. Cope Scholar Award presented to Professor Robert Boeckman

Robert K. Boeckman Jr., Marshall D. Gates Jr. Professor of Chemistry, will receive a 2006 Arthur S. Cope Scholar Award, considered to be a top honor in organic chemistry. The American Chemical Society...full article