Arkajyoti Sengupta Wins ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (ORG) Travel Award
Congratulations to Arkajyoti Sengupta (a graduate student in Prof. Raghavachari's group) for winning the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (ORG) Travel Award for the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington DC. He will receive financial support to present his talk on systematic correction of DFT errors to obtain highly accurate reaction energies in Physical-Organic Chemistry symposia at the ACS meeting. This is his second ACS award. In Fall 2016, he won the Chemical Computing Group (CCG) and the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP) Excellence Award.
(Posted 7/27/2017)
Dennis G. Peters Receives 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow Award

Dennis G. Peters, the Herman T. Briscoe Professor of Chemistry, has been chosen as the recipient of a 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow Award.

Fellows are recognized for excellence and leadership in science and education that has made an impact.

(Posted 7/21/2017)
Congratulations Kimberly McCoy, Kimberly Hayes, Miao Wang, Katherine VanDenburgh, and Henry Castillo
Congratulations to Kimberly McCoy (Douglas lab), Kimberly Hayes (REU student in Pohl lab), Miao Wang (Tait lab), Katherine VanDenburgh (Flood lab), and Henry Castillo (Tait lab), who were recognized for outstanding oral and poster presentations at the 4th annual IU Symposium on Materials Research!
(Posted 7/20/2017)
4th Annual IU Symposium on Materials Research to be held Monday, July 17 in the IMU Dogwood Room
The symposium will include a keynote address by Dr. Nelson Felix of IBM and materials research presentations by IU students and postdocs. More Info
(Posted 7/12/2017)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Milos Novotny receives Memorial Medal of the Pardubice University
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Milos Novotny is a recipient of the Memorial Medal of the Pardubice University (Czech Republic). The medal was awarded to him at the occasion of the HPLC 2017 Conference held recently in Prague. The Pardubice University has been renowned for its research and educational activities in the areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.
(Posted 7/7/2017)
Jonathan Schlebach was awarded a Herb Tabor Award
Assistant Professor Jonathan Schlebach was awarded a Herb Tabor Award, which is a young investigator award from JBC.
(Posted 6/21/2017)
LeeAnn Sager has won the 2017 ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry
LeeAnn is a undergraduate researcher in Srini Iyengar's lab and uses theoretical chemistry to probe the stability and spectroscopic properties of anamolous Carbocations. Her efforts have clarified questions raised by recent experiments. LeeAnn is a junior from LaPorte, Indiana and she is pursuing a BS degree in chemistry with minors in Physics and mathematics. Her long-term career goals include earning a PhD degree in theoretical chemistry and teaching at the university level. LeeAnn is also a Goldwater Scholar and this award was conferred in 2017.
(Posted 6/13/2017)
Professor Nicola Pohl Receives the 2017-2018 Radcliffe Fellow
Joan & Marvin Carmack Chair Professor Nicola (Nikki) Pohl is the recent fellow recipient of the 2017-2018 Radcliffe Fellow sponsored by Harvard University. She will be an Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow.
(Posted 5/4/2017)
Atomic-Level Motion May Drive Bacteria's Ability to Evade Immune System Defenses

Professor David Giedroc, senior author on the study, has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve.

The research, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a major departure from prevailing views about the evolution of new functions in organisms, which regarded a protein's shape, or "structure," as the most important factor in controlling its activity.
(Posted 4/21/2017)

Kimberly McCoy Wins Melba Phillips Award for Women in Science

Women's March on Washington Indiana (WMWIN) is pleased to announce that Kimberly McCoy (Trevor Douglas' group) is the winner of the Melba Phillips Award for Women in Science!

WMWIN will cover the cost for Kimberly to attend the March for Science this weekend in Washington, DC. Kimberly is a graduate student in the Chemistry Department at Indiana University and a regular contributor to the science blog ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University.

She plans to participate in the Week of Science Action following the march, to write a blog post about her experience, and to speak with WMWIN members when she returns.

Please join us in congratulating Kimberly! Thank you for representing Indiana women at the March for Science!

(Posted 4/20/2017)
Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Milos Novotny Esteemeed at ACS Chromatography Award Symposium

Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Milos Novotny, was recently esteemed while attending the ACS Chromatography Award Symposium in conjunction with the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco, April 2017. The photo of the speakers representing four academic generations influenced by Milos, was taken during the symposium honoring Robert Kennedy as the recipient of the ACS Chromatography Award 2017.

From left to right: Lan Huang (University of California, Irvine); Bob Kennedy (University of Michigan); Milos Novotny (Indiana University); and Jim Jorgenson (University of North Carolina)

Also, three of the generations in the photo were ACS Chromatography Award Winners: Novotny (1986); Jorgenson (1993); Kennedy (2017).

(Posted 4/12/2017)
Lushan Zhou Receives Summer Fellowship From the Electrochemical Society
Lushan Zhou (Baker group) received a summer fellowship from the Electrochemical Society (ECS). This award is one of four given world-wide and is awarded to the most promising graduate students in the field of electrochemistry. Lushan is pictured here with ECS president Dan Scherson, accepting an award on behalf of the Indiana University Student ECS Chapter last year.
(Posted 4/12/2017)
Professor Sara Skrabalak named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Professor Sara Skrabalak has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This distinction comes with funds which the fellows can use to pursue their work with as much freedom as possible.
(Posted 4/7/2017)
Distinguished Professor Krishnan Raghavachari receives the 2017 CRSI Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research
Distinguished Professor Krishnan Raghavachari is the recipient of the 2017 CRSI Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research by the Chemical Research Society of India. The medal will be presented during the national meeting to be held in Hyderabad, India in July.
(Posted 4/4/2017)
LeeAnn Sager receives the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award
LeeAnn Sager (an undergraduate student under the tutelage of Srini Iyengar) is a recent recipient of the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Award. She was selected based on academic merit from a field of 1,286 natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering students nominated by the campus representatives from among 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide. This award not only brings the recognition of academic prowess, but a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year
(Posted 4/4/2017)
Carly Friedman has been promoted to Senior Advisor
Carly Friedman, Chemistry Advisor, was recently promoted to Senior Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. Carly is located in C021E.
(Posted 4/4/2017)
Dr. Caitlyn McGuire defended her dissertation
Dr. Caitlyn McGuire (former student of Peters' Group) defended her dissertation "Pollution Electrocution" last year and moved to D.C. as an ACS Congressional Fellow. She is now currently serving in the office of Senator Durbin (D-IL). Caitlyn is a skilled academic researcher and utilizes her strong background in analytical methods and statistics in passion for environmental regulation and public policy. Some of her experiences include working hands-on with advanced chemical instrumentation, reviewing and writing scientific literature, studying law, public speaking, managing laboratory facilities and personnel, and mentoring younger students.
(Posted 4/4/2017)
IU researchers help add greater precision to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
A study by Professor Mike VanNieuwenhze and researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria.
(Posted 3/9/2017)
IU Graduate Student is an NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
Erin Hancock, in the Brown Lab, was an NSF GRFP Honorable Mention.
(Posted 3/21/2017)
IU Graduate Student Wins Prestigious NSF Fellowship
Sandra Atehortua, in the Skrabalak Lab, has been selected to receive one of this year's NSF Graduate Research Student Fellowships (GRFP). This award recognizes excellent students at an early stage of their career on a path to leadership in the chemical sciences.
(Posted 4/4/2017)
IU chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels

An international team of scientists led by Liang-shi Li has achieved a new milestone in the quest to recycle carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere into carbon-neutral fuels and others materials.

The chemists have engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide -- a carbon-neutral fuel source -- more efficiently than any other method of "carbon reduction." Read More

(Posted 3/9/2017)
Prof. Sara Skrabalak
has been selected to receive a Fulbright Award to Spain in 2018. The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.
(Posted 2/21/2017)
Prof. Yan Yu
has been selected to receive a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship in Chemistry. Sloan Fellows are early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.
(Posted 2/21/2017)
At the 231st meeting of the Electrochemical Society
in New Orleans LA, the 80th Birthday Trifecta in Organic Electrochemistry will honor three icons of Organic Electrochemistry: Dr. Jean Lessard, Dr. Albert Fry, and Dr. Dennis Peters. Drs. Lessard, Fry, and Peters have contributed immensely to the area of Organic Electrochemistry and covered aspects from mechanistic and kinetic aspects to electrocatalysis and electrosynthesis.
(Posted 1/5/2017)
Lucy Sanchez (Yu laboratory) and Britta Rued (Winkler and Giedroc laboratories)
have agreed to serve as our inaugural QCB ambassadors and will generally function as advocates for the program among their fellow students in Chemistry and Microbiology groups.
(Posted 12/1/2016)
ScIU - Conversations in Science at Indiana University
Developed by a remarkable group of College graduate students, ScIU aims to clearly communicate scientific topics, including such pressing topics as human health and well-being and the sustainability of life on our planet. ScIU believes that open communication about science is everyone's responsibility, scientist and non-scientist alike.
(Posted 8/22/2016)
Dr. Semin Lee
has been awarded a University Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2016. This is the highest honor for research that Indiana University bestows upon its graduate students. Dr Lee is currently a Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois.
(Posted 6/29/2016)
NSF grants IU $525,000 to advance research on molecular transformations, 'carbon recycling'
Steven L. Tait and Kenneth Caulton will combine their expertise in two distinct fields of chemistry -- surface chemistry and metal-organic chemistry -- to create new catalysts that guide molecular transformations. Read More
(Posted 6/29/2016)
Biochemist Richard DiMarchi is 'true entrepreneur'
Richard DiMarchi spends most of his week doing cardiometabolic research for Novo Nordisk, continuing work he started years earlier. Full Article
(Posted 6/21/2016)
Daiana A. Capdevila, postdoctoral researcher
and native of Argentina, is named to the 2016 class of Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences, and will receive support to spend two years in the lab of David Giedroc. Read More
(Posted 6/10/2016)
Professor Steve Tait is the recipient of the 2016 AVS Prairie Chapter Early Career Award
based on his cumulative work in surface studies of self-organized supramolecular systems and contributions to the American Vacuum Society.
(Posted 5/5/2016)
3rd Annual Symposium on Materials Research

(Posted 4/27/2016)
Professors Kevin Brown, Megan Thielges, and Yan Yu land prestigious NSF CAREER Awards
The NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards, known as the NSF CAREER Awards, recognize faculty who "exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research." Read the full article.
(Posted 3/31/2016)
IU scientists create 'nano-reactor' for the production of hydrogen biofuel

Scientists led by Trevor Douglas have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen -- one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap and efficient cars that run on water.

The process of creating the material was recently reported in "Self-assembling biomolecular catalysts for hydrogen production" in the journal Nature Chemistry. Read the full news article.

(Posted 1/4/2016)
Abiotic and Biotic Assembly

Introducing the Abiotic and Biotic Assembly working group!

We seek to bring together research groups with mutual interests in the favored self-assembly of specific structure and functional architectures. We seek to create a united dialog and research agenda on self-assembly and self-organization from the fields of physical and analytical chemistry, organic and inorganic materials, modeling and simulation, and virology.

Membership of the Assembly working group is initially drawn from the Departments of Chemistry (Baker, Douglas, Dragnea, Flood, Jacobson, Jarrold, Ortoleva, Raghavachari, Skrabalak, Tait), Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Zlotnick), and Biology (Brun, Danthi, Hardy, Kearns, Mukhopadhyay).

Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from Assembly laboratories will have regular opportunities to give informal presentations to the group, focused on their own work as well as cutting-edge advances by others in these fields. The meetings provide an interactive environment for students, postdocs and faculty to discuss research advances and to develop new research initiatives in abiotic and biotic assembly, encouraging interdisciplinary engagement and collaboration.

(Posted 12/7/2015)
Don Garvin brings new breath to scientific research.
Our Director of Glassblowing Services scoffs at traditional test tubes and beakers, blowing custom-made glassware that will blow your mind. Read the full article. Watch the video featured on Indiana Public Media.
(Posted 12/3/2015)
NSF awards $1.2M to study self-assembling molecules, software for next-generation materials.
Interdisciplinary project by Steve Tait, Mu-Hyun Baik, Peter Ortoleva and Amar Flood to support development of more efficient solar cells and other future materials. Read More in the IU Press Release
(Posted 12/1/2015)
Biophysics and Structural Biology

Introducing the Biophysics and Structural Biology (BSB) working group! BSB seeks to bring research groups with interests in macromolecular structure, molecular biophysics, physical virology and physical biology together to discuss the latest advances in these interconnected fields.

BSB faculty are drawn from the Departments of Chemistry (Clemmer, Dann, Dragnea, Douglas, Giedroc, Oakley, Thielges, Yu), Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (Bell, Chen, Ressl, Zlotnick), Biology (Mukhopadhyay, Shaw), Physics (Setayeshgar) and the School of Informatics and Computing (Radivojac).

Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from BSB laboratories will have regular opportunities to give informal presentations to the group, focused on their own work as well as cutting-edge advances by others in these fields.(Posted 11/19/2015)

Richard DiMarchi,
Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.

Read the full article here.
(Posted 10/19/2015)
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.
(Posted 10/7/2015)
Sara Skrabalak
has a feature Inside IU Bloomington talking about fostering collaboration and innovation in materials chemistry.
(Posted 9/30/2015)
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.
(Posted 9/9/2015)
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."
(Posted 9/9/2015)
Richard DiMarchi
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.
(Posted 9/9/2015)
Richard DiMarchi
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.
(Posted 8/26/2015)
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".
(Posted 8/18/2015)
Professors David Williams and Charles Dann were selected
to receive the highly competitive 2015 Trustees Teaching Award.
(Posted 7/20/2015)
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.
(Posted 7/2/2015)
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.
(Posted 7/17/2015)
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.
(Posted 6/2/2015)
Richard Dimarchi
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.
(Posted 5/12/2015)
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.
(Posted 4/22/2015)
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 Prof. Giedroc is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the AAAS.
(Posted 4/16/2015)
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.
(Posted 4/13/2015)
Professor Amar Flood
has been named Luther Dana Waterman Professor in a university-wide competition. This award is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington and is meant to recognize an outstanding early career, visionary scientist, broadly defined.
(Posted 3/13/2015)
Scientists and administrative leaders at Indiana University Bloomington
and the IU School of Medicine were pleased to announce IUSM-IUB Chemical Biology Day, held in Bradford Woods on Friday, February 13, 2015. Please click here for an agenda for this invitation-only event. The goals of this summit were to learn of cutting-edge research and research facilities on each of our campuses in order to enhance collaboration in chemical biology, broadly defined, as well as guide the development of a Center for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery planned for the IUSM campus.
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(Posted 2/4/2015)
Virginia Smith (Dragnea Group) is the 2015 recipient of the Building Bridges Award
for Graduate Students sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs for her demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in STEM. This award recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership and passion promote the legacy, vision, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(Posted 1/21/2015)
'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations
Dr. Tina Dann's group in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with tremendous potential for basic research and for gene therapy.
Read More
(Posted 12/23/2014)
Professor Richard DiMarchi
has been elected as a 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.
Read the article.
(Posted 12/17/2014)
Adjunct Professor Jonathan Raff, David Bish and Melissa Donaldson
have published an article in PNAS detailing their findings that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid. View the full IU News article here and the PINAS article here.
(Posted 12/16/2014)
Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze
spoke at the Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award and Lecture on Friday, December 12, at 3:30 PM. Read More
(Posted 12/8/2014)
Please join us in congratulating Distinguished Professor Ron Hites Adjunct Department of Chemistry,
on his election as a fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

Hites was one of 20 inaugural fellows, and he has a long history with SETAC. He was the winner of the prestigious SETAC Founders Award in 1993, and he was a member of the SETAC Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000. Hites’ election as a SETAC Fellow is in recognition of his distinguished and productive career as an environmental chemist.
(Posted 11/17/2014)
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Richard DiMarchi
(Indiana University, Dept. of Chemistry, Bloomington) in conjunction with a team of researchers, Dr. Matthias Tschöp (Director of Helmholtz Zentrum München), Dr. Brian Finan (former graduate student of DiMarchi), and Dr. Kerstin Stemmer (all three from the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Zentrum München) for being the recipients of the 2014 Erwin-Schrödinger-Prize. “This award shows how important research, in the field of metabolic disorders, is to modern society,” says Jürgen Mlynek, President of the Helmholtz Association. “The research team was able to prove that metabolic regulation in the brain can be influenced via natural gut hormones.”

The Erwin Schrödinger Prize honors outstanding and innovative scientific and technological achievements realized on the frontiers of various disciplines in medicine, the natural sciences and engineering. This award will be presented in Berlin September 18th.

For more information, please view the link provided:
or view a video at:
(Posted 9/9/2014)
2014 Gill Symposium & Awards
Featured speakers this year include Sabrina Diano (Yale University), Tony K.T. Lam (University of Toronto), Randy Seeley (University of Michigan).
(Posted 8/26/2014)
NOBCChE Research Symposium
September 27th, 2014. The keynote speaker will be Professor Lisa M. Jones, Department of Chemistry, IUPUI.
(Posted 8/25/2014)
The Fifth Annual Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology
Invited speakers this year include Catherine L. Drennan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University), Michael A. Weiss (Case Western Reserve University) and Philip S. Low (Purdue University).
(Posted 8/25/2014)
Attention all scientists!
ACS on Campus will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday Oct. 10. Learn the basics of scholarly publishing, master SciFinder and further your career. Free food provided to all registered attendees. Register now at
(Posted 8/20/2014)
Profs. Mike VanNieuwenhze and Yves Brun
in the Department of Biology have been selected to receive an inaugural Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award for 2014. This award, jointly supported by the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, was established to recognize and honor the achievements of a collaborative team of IU Bloomington faculty whose research, scholarship, or creative activity is making important scholarly contributions. This recognition comes with a $15,000 stipend to be shared by the investigators. The principal event associated with the award is a 25-minute presentation of the team's project and collaborative process to be held during the Fall 2014 semester.
(Posted 8/18/2014)
Collaboration between Professors Steve Tait and Amar Flood,
has led to a recently published joint paper on surface self-assembly. Read the Press Release here
(Posted 8/5/2014)
Dr. Indranil Mitra,
a recent graduate student of Professor Stephen Jacobson, has received a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers to study at the University of Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany. His fellowship begins November 1, 2014.
(Posted 8/5/2014)
This is a profoundly sad time for the department and our graduate student community
Our thoughts and prayers are with Karlijn's family and with Mookie Baik and members of his group. More...
(Posted 7/21/2014)
Martha Oakley,
has been awarded a three-year grant from the Chemistry of Life Processes Program at the NSF-CHE for the project entitled "Structure and Interactions of a Bacterial Condensin.
(Posted 7/15/2014)
Professor Jonathan Raff,
Department of Chemistry, has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award for the amount of $649,000 over the course of 5 years to study the mechanisms of nitrous acid formation and loss in the atmosphere.
(Posted 6/17/2014)
C&EN Coverage for Professor Amar Flood,
A recent paper published in CrystEngComm on the 3D printing of molecules has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News.
(Posted 5/19/2014)
Professor Sara Skrabalak,
Department of Chemistry, has been named a 2014 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awardee. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.
(Posted 4/30/2014)
Professor Lane Baker,
has been appointed James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry for a four-year term, effective July 1, 2014.
(Posted 4/21/2014)
Jeremy Smith
in collaboration with a French research group, has just had a paper accepted into JACS that deals with a photoinduced single molecule magnet. More...
(Posted 4/21/2014)
The Chemistry Graduate Representative Committee, ChemGRC,
was recently published as a CGSO Spotlight in the March 2014 issue of the ACS Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist Magazine. Read the article here and read the magazine here.
(Posted 3/14/2014)
Assistant Professor Steven Tait,
has been selected to receive a 2014 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs as well as the Vice Provost for Research. The awards are designed to assist untenured, tenure-track faculty to enhance their research programs prior to tenure. Awards are given to junior faculty who show promise of achieving great distinction as scholars or artists. More....
(Posted 3/6/2014)
Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry, has been chosen by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras, his alma mater) to receive a “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for 2014. The Award is very prestigious and given for outstanding achievements. It is particularly special for someone with a Science background since most of the Awards are usually related to Engineering/Technology achievements. The Award will be conferred during the “Distinguished Alumnus Award Function” to be held as part of the “Institute Day” at IIT Madras on April 17, 2014.
(Posted 2/6/2014)

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