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17 April 2014

Ratner Honored With NU Alumni Merit Award

Professor Mark Ratner received the 2014 Northwestern Alumni Merit Award in recognition of his achievements as a professor and acclaimed theoretical materials chemist. Ratner has published over 800 technical papers, four books and has received several major awards. See News Center Story

4 April 2014

$25M for Medical Application of Nanotechnology

A $15 million gift has been given to the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine (IBNAM). In recognition of the new gift, IBNAM will be renamed the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine. This gift follows a $10 million gift received in 2012 that established the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Center for Regenerative Nanomedicine within IBNAM. The Institute is directed by Samuel Stupp. See News Center Story

Humboldt 2 April 2014

Fourteen Chemistry Students Awarded NSF Fellowships

Congratulations to the fourteen current Chemistry graduate students who have been awarded NSF Fellowships this year. Seven other students received Honorable Mentions for their applications. See the names of the winners here.

1 April 2014

Van Duyne Receives E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy

Professor Richard Van Duyne has been honored with the 2014 E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy, sponsored by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, for nearly for his nearly 40 years of pushing the limits of Raman spectroscopy.

19 March 2014

Remembering Donald DeFord

Donald D. DeFord, a professor of chemistry at Northwestern University from 1948 to 1987, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2014, in Peoria, Arizona. He was 95. DeFord was chair of the NU chemistry department for 9 years and was a pioneer in the use of operational amplifiers in chemistry. News Center Story

17 March 2014

Northwestern Chemistry Student Receives ACS Award

Jenna Franke, a senior in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has received the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry given by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry. This award recognizes seniors who display a significant aptitude in organic chemistry.

Weekly Bulletin


Organic Seminar: Michael Pollastri
April 24, 20144:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Inorganic Seminar: Julia Chan
April 25, 20144:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2014 Industrial Associates Meeting
May 1, 2014

Organic Seminar: Dr. John Mathias
May 8, 20144:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Inorganic Seminar: Joel Miller
May 9, 20144:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Physical Seminar: Julie Biteen
May 14, 20144:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Established in 1884 and located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University's Department of Chemistry is a center for global excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research in chemistry. We have a long-standing commitment to collaborative research in the fundamentals of chemistry as well as exploring multidisciplinary connections in nanotechnology, energy sciences, catalysis, life processes, biological chemistry, material science, drug development, chemical and biological engineering, and environmental science. Our department has innovative faculty and outstanding students. We currently have 29 world-renowned, 100% research active chemistry faculty including eight members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Knight-Bachelor. READ MORE

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