The Indiana University ECS Student Chapter
was named ECS's Outstanding Student Chapter for 2015. The ECS Outstanding Student Chapter Award was established in 2012 to recognize distinguished student chapters that demonstrate active participation in The Electrochemical Society’s technical activities, establish community and outreach activities in the areas of electrochemical and solid state science and engineering education, and create and maintain a robust membership base.
has a feature Inside IU Bloomington talking about fostering collaboration and innovation in materials chemistry.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Milos Novotny
is the recipient of the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Medal for Advancing Chemical Sciences 2015. Milos was recently notified by the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences that he will be a recipient of the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Medal for Advancing Chemical Sciences. This is the highest recognition in the fields of chemistry given periodically in Czech Republic. The previous recipients from the United States were Josef Michl (University of Colorado), Jerrold Meinwald (Cornell University), Fred Mc Lafferty (Cornell University), and Barry Karger (Northeastern University). Jaroslav Heyrovsky was a Czech scientist who originated the analytical technique known as polarography and received the 1959 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Professor David R. Williams
has been selected as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. As a JSPS Fellowship recipient, Dr. Williams will travel to Japan for "a series of research lectures, an exchange of ideas, and fruitful collaborations with Japanese colleagues."
Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, has received the Max Bergmann Medaille 2015 for career achievements in peptide chemistry by the German Peptide Society. This international recognition is highly prestigious as Prof. Bergmann was of seminal importance to the development of the field, starting as a student of Emil Fischer. Prof. Bergmann emigrated from Germany in 1933 to start a laboratory at the Rockefeller University that was of seminal importance to the advancement of peptide sciences. Nobel laureates Bill Stein and Stanford Moore worked in his laboratory, and Prof. Bergmann was an inspiration of Bruce Merrifield in the development of solid -phase chemistry.
Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, will receive the 2016 ACS Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc. The award will be presented at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Richard DiMarchi is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to research in medicinal chemistry.
IU Chemistry Holds Inaugural Career Development Symposium
Over 100 graduate students and faculty from Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Biochemistry were joined by industry and career scientists for a discussion of potential career paths. Students met with visiting companies interested in hiring PhD-level scientists leading to contacts and interviews. This year's symposium focused on the role of communication in the sciences with a keynote presentation from NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca on "Describing the Universe in 2 Minutes or Less".
Professors David Williams and Charles Dann were selected
to receive the highly competitive 2015 Trustees Teaching Award.
A new study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
The recent collaboration by Sachi Koyama, Milos Novotny, and Helena Soini provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.
Indiana University Department of Chemistry Career Development Symposium
Join us for a day long symposium exploring career opportunities after graduation. The symposium will take place on August 5, 2015, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, at IU Memorial Union - Alumni Hall/Solarium. Free to all students, post-docs, and faculty.
Adjunct Professor Jonathan Raff
has been chosen to receive an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy. His proposal was one of 50 selected this year from a pool of 620 university- and national laboratory-based applicants. Approximately half of the awards went to scientists at National Laboratories. The award provides $776,878 over five years to carry out field and laboratory studies on soil fluxes of reactive nitrogen to the atmosphere.
Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, is the recipient of a 2015 Patient Impact Legacy Award sponsored by Cures Within Reach (CWR) celebrating patient through science, philanthropy and business. CWR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve patient quality and length of life through Repurposing Research by facilitating proof of concept trials testing new treatments using existing drugs, devices and nutriceuticals. Through its work bringing stakeholders together around this powerful path to patient impact, it has played a role in the development of 12 treatments in clinical use and is currently stewarding 23 medical research projects through its partner institutions across the country and around the world.
Prestigious National Awards for Students
Congratulations to Justin Vadas (DeSouza Group) for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) and to David Burke (undergraduate in the Flood Group) for receiving a Goldwater Scholarship.
Professor David Giedroc
has been named 2015 Diversity Catalyst Lecturer by OXIDE, the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity. This award was presented at the 2015 National Diversity Equity Workshop, an NSF/DOE/NIH-funded workshop, held every two years for top-50 US Chemistry Department chairs. The objective of OXIDE is to help chemistry departments create and implement programs to flatten diversity inequities and recognize diversity in excellence. For more information on OXIDE, see www.oxide.gatech.edu. Prof. Giedroc is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the AAAS.
Professor Sara Skrabalak
Professor Sara Skrabalak has been selected to receive a Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award. The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society presents the Award biannually to commemorate the technical and industrial achievements of Leo Hendrik Baekeland and to encourage younger chemists to emulate his example. It consists of a gold medal and a $5,000 honorarium.
The Award is given in recognition of accomplishments in pure or applied chemistry to an American chemist as characterized by the initiative, creativeness, leadership, and perseverance of the individual (indicated by published or unpublished evidence) and who was under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2015.
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