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December 15, 2008 – Hydrocarbons activate! Research in catalytic C-H functionalization by chemistry graduate student Yosra Badiei and NSF-REU summer student Robert Palomino from Prof. Warren’s laboratory is recognized by the editors of Angewandte Chemie International Edition in a “Hot Paper.

December 12, 2008 – A bisoxazolidine catalyst invention created in the laboratory of Prof. Christian Wolf will become commercially available at Strem.

November 24, 2008 – A published article by Prof. Christian Wolf and two of his graduate students, Hanhui Xu and Kekeli Ekoue-Kovi, was reprinted in SYNFACTS for its important insights.

August 1, 2008 – Professors Travis Holman and Sarah Stoll were promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Chemistry.

June 30, 2008 – Prof. Christian Wolf and his Ph.D. student Shuanglong Liu recently developed a new class of very useful asymmetric catalysts having a unique bisoxazolidine structure. One of their recently published articles, “Nitroaldol reaction catalyzed by a bisoxazolidine ligand” (Organic Letters 2008, 10, 1831) was selected by the Editorial Board of SYNFACTS for its important insights and has been reprinted there. The aim of SYNFACTS is to inform, on a monthly basis and in a concise manner, of the most significant recent developments and future trends in synthetic chemistry.

June 21, 2008 – Professors of Chemistry YuYe Tong, Tim Warren, Dick Weiss, Christian Wolf, and David Yang traveled with faculty from Georgetown’s Department of Physics to Shanghai for a science symposium organized between Georgetown and Fudan Universities.

June 4, 2008 – Two members of the Swift group, graduate students Ilana Goldberg and Clare Yannette, won awards at the 2008 American Crystallographic Association Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee.

May 19, 2008 – The May 2008 issue of Chemistry World, a monthly publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry, featured Professor YuYe Tong in a discussion of the uses of NMR spectroscopy.

May 16, 2008 – Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded the 2008 Glassman Award in the Sciences to Jingsong Huang (Ph.D. ’06, Kertesz).

April 22, 2008 – The Georgetown Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international science and engineering honor society, inducted nine new associate members of the Department’s Class of 2008.

April 21, 2008 – Ground is scheduled to break on Georgetown’s new Science Center following the Spring 2008 semester with a targeted completion date before the 2010-2011 academic year.  The new Science Center—with its environmentally-friendly design promoting energy, water, and space efficiencies—will house the Department of Chemistry.

March 17, 2008 – Georgetown College profiles Professor Christian Wolf and his research of chiral compounds in its ninth installment of Research News: Science.

February 20, 2008 Georgetown College’s eighth installment of Research News: Science profiles Professor Bahram Moasser and his research on catalysis and biomarkers

January 16, 2008 – Georgetown College’s seventh installment of Research News: Science profiles Professor Sarah Stoll and her research on magnetic clusters and nanoparticles.

January 3, 2008Professor Christian Wolf authored a textbook on stereochemistry entitled, Dynamic Stereochemistry of Chiral Compounds: Principles and Applications Edition.


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