News & Announcements Archive


Heredeline Ardoña named Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellow

Herdeline Ann “Digs” Ardoña (Tovar and Mao group alumna, Ph.D. ’17) was recently named the 12th Irving S. Sigal Postdoctoral Fellow. This award is offered by the American Chemical Society every two years to support one outstanding postdoctoral scholar doing research at the interface of chemistry and biology. This award will support Digs’ continued research […]


2018 Graduate Student Awards and Fellowships

On behalf of the Awards Committee (Professors Dagdigian and Yarkony), I am pleased to announce the following student awards and fellowships. Please join me in congratulating the awardees on their outstanding accomplishments. Sarah and Adolph Roseman Achievement Award – $1000, in recognition of outstanding research accomplishment in chemistry. 2018 Awardee – Gaoxiang Liu Alexander Kossiakoff […]


Faculty Teaching Awards Winner

Let’s give a big congratulations to Aniruddha Dey, part of the Goldberg Lab, for winning the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Award!! He works tirelessly to shape young minds and prepare tomorrows leaders. We are proud to have him represent the Chemistry department in such a wonderful way through his drive, ambition, and diligence!


Thoi Group wins First Place Poster Prize at Women in STEM Symposium

Congratulations to graduate student Avery Baumann, and undergraduate students Gabrielle Aversa and Samantha Goldschmid in the Thoi Lab for winning a First Place Poster Prize at the 1st Women in STEM Symposium, hosted by the Women of Whiting (WOW). They presented their research on Li-S MOF batteries and electrocatalyst development for sustainable energy conversion and […]


Lectka Group Published in Angewandte Chemie

Congratulations to Cody Pitts (now at ETH Zürich) and Max Holl of the Lectka Group for their recent paper in Angewandte Chemie on the spectroscopic characterization of a C-F-C fluoronium ion in solution (Pitts, C. R.; Holl, M. G.; Lectka, T. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1924-1927). This paper was also highlighted as a Science Magazine concentrate […]


Fairbrother Lab Featured on Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Congratulations to the Fairbrother lab, whose work “Electron Induced Surface Reactions of HFeCo3(CO)12, a Bimetallic Precursor for Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID)” performed in collaboration with research groups in Iceland and Austria, is featured on the front cover of the current issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.


Juan Chamorro Receives Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

Congratulations to Juan Chamorro of the McQueen lab, one of ten recipients of the International Centre for Diffraction Data’s 2018 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship. The ICDD selects its recipients for the scholarship on a competitive basis, awarding them with $2,500 to assist in the continuation of studies in their selected fields of crystallographic research.


Rebekka Klausen Receives NSF CAREER Award

Rebekka Klausen

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Rebekka S. Klausen has won the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry: Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry. The five year, $675,000 award supports Prof. Klausen’s research in boron-containing polymers. The Klausen Group developed these unique polymers to enable a new strategy for controlling the […]


Professor Robert H. Grubbs Receives 72nd Remsen Award

On November 16, 2017, Dr. Robert H. Grubbs gave the 72nd Remsen Award Lecture, which is hosted annually by the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society in conjunction with the JHU Chemistry Department. Dr. Grubbs is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. In 2005, Dr. Grubbs received the […]