News & Announcements Archive


Dr. Kit Bowen Receives Department of Defense’s MURI Grant

Kit Bowen
Congratulations to Dr. Bowen for receiving the Department of Defense’s MURI grant! The DOD’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program funds research teams that overlap in more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. A total of 55 academic institutions are expected to participate in these 22 research efforts. Dr. Bowen’s proposal, “Metalloid Cluster Building […]


Welcome, New Faculty

We are very pleased to announce two new faculty will be joining the Department of Chemistry this summer 2015. We welcome Dr. V. Sara Thoi and Dr. Thomas J. Kempa. Dr. Sara Thoi received her PhD from University of California, Berkeley, with Christopher J. Chang and is currently completing her postdoctoral studies at California Institute of […]


2015 Graduate Awards

On behalf of the Awards Committee (Professors Dagdigian, Yarkony, and myself), I am pleased to announce the following student awards and fellowships. Please join me in congratulating the awardees on their outstanding accomplishments. —Kenneth Karlin, Chair Sarah and Adolph Roseman Achievement Award – $1000, in recognition of outstanding research accomplishment in chemistry. 2015 Awardee – […]


Colin Zhang Recognized by PRC for Scientific Achievements

Colin Zhang
Mr. Colin (Xinxing) Zhang has recently been recognized by the Chinese government for his outstanding scientific achievements as a graduate student in the United States. The award ceremony took place on May 9, 2015, at the PRC Embassy Annex in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Rebekka Klausen Receives Department of Energy Honor

Rebekka Klausen
Congratulations to Dr. Rebekka Klausen, one of 44 young scientists across the country chosen to receive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science under the agency’s Early Career Research Program. This annual award supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers.


Lawrence Principe Receives 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Principe for receiving a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Dr. Principe was selected among 175 prominent scholars for the fellowship, which is awarded to those who have demonstrated “exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”


A New Era for Science

Read about the new Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


Tyrel McQueen Receives Solid-State Chemistry Fellowship

tyrel mcqueen
Tyrel M. McQueen has been awarded the ExxonMobil Award Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry. The fellowship recognizes young untenured scientists in tenure-track faculty positions at U.S. institutions who have made substantial contributions to the discipline of solid-state chemistry and have the potential to emerge as leaders in the field.


Tyrel McQueen Wins Packard Fellowship

tyrel mcqueen
Tyrel McQueen has been awarded a 2012 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, given annually to unusually creative young faculty members in science and engineering.