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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

Hupp Group Postdoc Wins Prestigious DFG Fellowship

Dr. Hassan Beyzavi was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) based on his postdoctoral research proposal titled, “Epitaxially Grown Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Preparation, and Application as Multi-Component Films in Tandem Catalysis.”

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.

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Weiss Chosen to Give Emerging Leader Lecture

Professor Emily Weiss was chosen to present the 2014 Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture at the upcoming ACS National Meeting & Exposition. The lecture will be given Monday, March 17, from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Harris Selected as Young Investigator

Professor Dave Harris has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army Research Office Young Investigator Program. This program will fund the Harris Lab for the next three years with research aimed to stabilize and study reactive chemical species in metal-organic frameworks.

Pres Fellow 21 February 2014

Kristen Brown Wins Presidential Fellowship

Graduate student, Kristen Brown (Wasielewski Group) received the university's most prestigious award for outstanding intellectual and creative ability with the capacity to play an active part in the life of the Society of Fellows.

SNAS19 February 2014

Mirkin and Petrosko Win People's Choice Award

Professor Chad Mirkin, and research assistant professor Sarah Petrosko, received the International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge People’s Choice Award for their animated video “Spherical Nucleic Acids." Watch the video.

Kanatzidis17 February 2014

Kanatzidis Named Einstein Professor

Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis has been named a 2014 Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The Einstein Professorship is a key initiative of the CAS and is awarded to only those scientists working at the frontier of science and technology.

Humboldt11 February 2014

Schatz to Receive Hirschfelder Prize

The Theoretical Chemistry Institute at the University of Wisconsin will award Professor George C. Schatz the 2014-15 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry. This annual prize was established in 1991, and has been distinguished by a superb set of winners.

4 February 2014

Shiozaki Receives NSF Career Award

The NSF Career Award will provide Professor Toru Shiozaki and the Shiozaki Group with $625,000 over the next five years to carry out research focused on theories for magnetic properties of lanthanide and actinide complexes.

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Northwestern Chemistry Student Receives Foresight Institute Award

Jonathan Barnes, a graduate student in the Stoddart group, has received the 2013 Distinguished Student Award. The award is given to a college or graduate student whose work is notable in the field of nanotechnology.

31 January 2014

Harris Receives NSF Career Award

The NSF Career Award will provide Professor T. David Harris and the Harris Lab with $575,000 over the next five years to carry out research focused on the synthesis and studies of hybrid inorganic-organic one-dimensional magnetic materials.

31 January 2014

Chemistry Alum Receives Industrial Chemistry Award

David L. Hughes, a 1982 PhD graduate who worked with the late Professor Frederick G. Bordwell has received the 2014 ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry.

30 January 2014

Freedman and Shiozaki Receive Young Investigator Grant

Professor Danna Freedman and Professor Toru Shiozaki both received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigators Grant. This grant is awarded to young scientists who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting research.

30 January 2014

Chemistry Alum Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Recent graduate student, Carson Bruns, jointly mentored by Fraser Stoddart and Sam Stupp, has been awarded a 2014–2017 Miller Research Fellowship. It is the second year running that a graduate student from the Stoddart group has received a Miller Research Fellowship.

28 January 2014

NU Chemistry Alums Honored by Department

Dr. Albert Fahrenbach (Stoddart Group) and Dr. Daniel Cohen (Scheidt Group), 2013 PhD graduates, have won the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Research. This award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in research, comes with a monetary prize and an honorary plaque that will be presented to them in the Fall.

22 January 2014

Kanatzidis Honored as International Plenary Lecturer

Professor Mercouri Kanatzidis served as the Plenary Lecturer of the 2013 International Conference on Directions in Materials Science. The conference was hosted by C.N.R. Rao and the JNCASR in Bangalore, India.


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