News & Events


The chemistry department’s research is regularly featured in journals, publications, and news outlets. In addition, our faculty consistently garner awards and recognitions for their work. See our news archive for past stories.

Each semester the department also sponsors numerous events and seminars on chemistry-related topics. View our listing of departmental events and check out our seminar and colloquia schedule for this year’s presentations. These provide opportunities to learn about the latest research projects in chemistry while networking with fellow researchers, faculty, and students.

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Upcoming Speakers

Physical Seminar: "Probing Excited-State Reactive Internal Coordinates with Resonance Raman Spectroscopy"

Zak Piontkowski, 3rd Year Talk

Mon, May 22, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Inorganic Seminar "Structure and Mechanism in Iron- and Cobalt-Catalyzed Direct C-H Functionalization"

Theresa Iannuzzi, Third Year Talk

Mon, May 22, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Organic Seminar: “Reactivity-Based Chemical Tools for Biomedical Research,”

Professor Qing Lin

Fri, May 26, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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PhD Defense: "Nickel-Catalyzed Coupling of N-Hydroxyphthalimide Esters with Aryl Iodides and Reductive Conjugate Addition Reactions with Enones

Kierra Huihui

Thu, June 08, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Professor Albert Stolow

Wed, October 18, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium

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Recent News

Ignacio Franco Selected as Recipient of ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

May 17, 2017

franco-ignacioIgnacio Franco, assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, was awarded the ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Fall 2017. The ACS COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award program provides $1,000 to up to four outstanding tenure-track junior faculty members to present their work in COMP poster session at the Fall 2017, Washington DC ACS National Meeting. The Awards are designed to assist new faculty members in gaining visibility within the COMP community. Award certificates and $1,000 prizes will be presented at the COMP Poster session.


Jones Receives Royal Society of Chemistry Award

May 10, 2017

kara-brenWilliam Jones, the Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, will receive the 2017 Organometallic Chemistry Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry for finding new methods for converting hydrocarbons into chemicals found in useful, everyday products. 


Antonio Tinoco Selected as Recipient of a Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

May 1, 2017

Antonio TinocoAntonio Tinoco (2rd year graduate student in the Fasan Group) was awarded a Ford Predoctoral Fellowship this past March.  This program is a highly competitive, nation-wide program seeking to increase the diversity of the university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Selected students have showcased superior academic achievement and a degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and as teachers, along with a personal engagement with underrepresented communities and an ability to bring this asset to learning and teaching at the university level.


Upcoming Departmental Events

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2017

Sun, May 21, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May Room, Wilson Commons

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Frontiers in Materials Science Symposium

Fri, May 26, 2017 • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall

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