News & Announcements Archive

In Memoriam: Dr. Justine Roth

It is with deep regret that we must inform you of Dr. Justine Roth’s passing this week. She was an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Roth’s family, students, and departmental colleagues have been notified. Dr. Roth began working at Johns Hopkins in 2003. Her research – described as relevant to health, energy and the environment – […]


Rigoberto Hernandez Receives 2016 TREE Award

Congratulations to Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez for receiving the 2016 Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) Transformative Research and Excellence in Education (TREE) Award! His award lecture, “My Science, My Outreach, My Life,” will be given Thursday, July 14th at the Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tuscon, Arizona, just days after starting on our faculty. The RCSA […]


Chemistry Department Summer 2016 Newsletter

After an unduly long break, JHU Chemistry has released its Summer 2016 newsletter! Since we are playing catch up since our last newsletter in 2012, it is a bit longer than usual, covering news and updates from 2013 to present. Be on the lookout for our next newsletter in Winter 2016!


Max Holl Published in Angewandte Chemie

Congratulations to Max Holl and his labmates in the Lectka Group for their recent paper appearing in Angewandte Chemie entitled Positioning a Carbon–Fluorine Bond over the π Cloud of an Aromatic Ring: A Different Type of Arene Activation. The paper was highlighted on the cover of the journal as well as in C&E News.


Welcome Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez

We are pleased to welcome Professor Rigoberto Hernandez and his research group to our department as a new Professor of Chemistry! Dr. Hernandez comes to JHU from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) where he spent 20 years in the School of Chemistry. Dr. Hernandez is a theoretical and computational chemist. He specializes in the dynamics of chemical reactions […]


Rebekka Klausen Named PMSE Young Investigator

Rebekka Klausen

Congratulations to Prof. Rebekka Klausen, who has been named an American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator. This award recognizes young investigators from academia, government, and industry who are within seven years of having completed their graduate or postdoctoral studies and have made significant contributions to their respective fields. Professor Klausen […]


Dr. Charles M. Lieber Delivers 71st Remsen Award Lecture

On May 15, Dr. Charles M. Lieber of Harvard University gave the 71st Remsen Award Lecture, which is hosted annually by the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society in conjunction with the JHU Chemistry Department. Dr. Lieber is the Mark Hyman Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology with a […]


Bristol-Myers Squibb Buys Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals

Congratulations to Dr. John Toscano, Professor of Chemistry and also now Vice-Dean for Research of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences! The company he developed from his own research on the chemistry of nitroxyl (HNO), Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, was just recently acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb biopharamaceuticals. The company, co-founded with David Kass and Nazareno Paolocci […]


Blessing Deeyaa Wins JHU Diversity Recognition Award

Congratulations to Blessing Deeyaa of the Rokita Lab on receiving a JHU Diversity Recognition Award! Blessing was recognized for her organization and pro-active managing of the JHU National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) chapter and was the only individual awardee from the School of Arts and Sciences.