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December 21, 2009 – In its December 21, 2009 issue, Chemical & Engineering News recognized recent discoveries in the laboratory of Steve Metallo, associate professor of chemistry, and collaborators as one of twelve “superlative achievements” in chemistry research for 2009.[more]

December 18, 2009 – Prof. Toshiko Ichiye recently received funding in the amount of $1,497,729 from the NIH. Her four-year grant will support her research project, “Computer Simulations of Electron Transfer Proteins.”

December 16, 2009YuYe Tong, associate professor of chemistry, received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the project “International Collaboration in Chemistry: Nanoscale Single Crystal Ensemble Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cell Applications. [more]

October 28, 2009Christian Wolf, associate professor of chemistry, received a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for “Designing Atropisomeric Sensors for Enantioselective Recognition of Chiral Compounds.” [more]

October 9, 2009 – In an October 2009 edition of Georgetown University’s Blue & Gray, Victoria Fosdal detailed the visit by and lecture of Richard Schrock, the Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry and 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Schrock was the guest of graduate students in the Department of Chemistry who selected him to serve as the Graduate Student Invited Lecturer for 2009. [more]

August 1, 2009 – Professor Steven Metallo was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the Department of Chemistry.

May 26, 2009Dick Weiss was awarded a doctor honoris causa degree from the University of Bordeaux I. [more]

April 6, 2009 – In its April 2009 edition, Georgetown University’s Blue & Gray featured a profile of Prof. Paul Roepe that describes his background, details the research being conducted in his lab, discusses his service to the university, and relates his influence in the classroom. [more]

March 2, 2009 – In its March 2009 edition, Chemistry World featured Prof. YuYe Tong in a piece about cutting-edge developments in the study of nanocrystals for catalysis. [more]

February 14, 2009 – Congratulations to Dr. Mukund Chorghade (Ph.D. ’82, Hammer), who was recently elected a Fellow of the Section on Chemistry of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was recognized at the Fellows Forum of the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago. [more]

February 5, 2009Prof. Paul Roepe appeared on National Public Radio’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” to discuss Charles Darwin’s impact on current, cutting-edge research. [more]


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