2009-2010 Faculty and Graduate Student Awards

Photo Gallery of the 2009-2010 Chemistry Graduate Student Awards

The 2009-2010 faculty and graduate student awards were presented during the Chemistry Department's Convocation on August 27, 2010. Associate Department Chair Keith Woo was the master of ceremonies and Professor Theresa Windus assisted.

Congratulations to our everyone for their achievements in 2009-2010

Tom Barton

  • ISU Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa

Mark Gordon

  • Named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (AAAS)

Mei Hong

  • Named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow (AAAS)
  • International Council on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems Founders Medal

Gordon Miller

  • Advisory Board, Advanced Materials School, TU-Munchen
  • LAS Award for Outstanding Teaching

Nicola Pohl

  • American Chemical Society Carbohydrate Division Horace S. Isabell Award

Aaron Sadow

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Michael Schmidt

  • LAS P & S Research Award

Emily Smith

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Xueyu Song

  • Promotion to Full Professor

Patricia Thiel

  • LAS Institutional Service Award
  • ISU LAS Master Teacher Award
  • American Chemical Society Arthur Adamson Award
  • American Physical Society David Adler Lecturship sponsored by the Devision of Materials Physics and Friends of D. Adler

Walter Trahanovsky

  • Named an American Chemical Society Fellow

John Verkade

  • Named an American Chemical Society Fellow

Steve Veysey

  • LAS P & S Excellence Award

Edward Yeung

  • American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry
  • Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Edward Yu

  • LAS Mid-Career Achievement in Research

2009-2010 Graduate Student Awards

Edward V. Sayre Chemistry Scholarship

Jonathan Beasley

Sleight Graduate Student Chemistry Scholarship

Brian Tlach

The ISU Teaching Excellence Awards. Recipients of this award receive an award of $150, a letter of commendation from the President of ISU and a certificate of achievement from the Graduate Dean/Vice Provost for Research and Advanced Studies. Recipients will be recognized at the time of graduation--each will be given an honor cord, cited in the ISU Commencement Program and recognized during the ceremony. Documentation will be made on the student's transcript. A formal photograph will also be taken each semester of recipients with the President, Provost and/or Vice Provost. This photograph will appear in Research and Graduate Education along with an accompanying article.

Ramkrisha Adhikary, Charles Barnes, Philip Carlson, Anton Dubrovskiy, Brian Tlach, Sahana Nagappayya, Anthony Stender.

The ISU Research Excellence Awards. Recipients of this award receive $150, a letter of commendation from the President of ISU and a certificate of achievement from the Dean and Vice Provost for Research and Advanced Studies. Recipients will be recognized in the ISU Commencement Program and on their transcripts. A formal photograph will be taken with the President, Provost and/or Vice Provost.

Sayantan Bose, Daniel Pfister, Luke Roskop.

The Alpha Chi Sigma Awards. This award recognizes outstanding research contributions in each discipline. The award if $400.

Ramkrishna Adhikary, Hongkwan Cho, Fei Wang.

The Cotton-Uphaus Award. This award is given to a student who has not yet completed their third year of graduate study. Finalists are chosen from a poster competition and those chosen give a presentation to a panel of judges. The winner receives a trophy and $500.

Winner: Anton Dubrovskiy.

The Frank J. Moore and Thoreen Beth Moore Fellowship. This fellowship was awarded this year for the first time. The award is named for Dr. Moore, who received his Ph.D. in plant chemistry in 1940 and worked for Texaco in Port Arthur, Texas and Glenham, New York. He went on to become the Director of the Gent Research Laboratory in Gent, Belgium. The award is $1600.

Anton Dubrovskiy, Nataliya Markina, Nuwan DeSilva, Kuntal Manna, George Schoendorff.

The Arthur P. Hellwig Memorial. Endowment established by Edna Hellwig Graham in 1987 for Arthur Hellwig, Ph.D. 1933. The endowment recognizes the best of the present incoming class just completing their second semester in residence in either academics and or research. The award is $1000

Dana Drochner

The Chevron Phillips Fellowship. The Chevron Phillips Chemical Company sponsors Ph.D. fellowships in both chemistry and chemical engineering and a professional development fund for both departments.  Students are selected for the fellowship based on their research achievements.  The award amount varies.

Wei Sun, Spencer Pruitt, Jared Mike, Aaron West, BJ Anding, Ying Xia, Debabrata Mukherjee.

The Women in Chemistry Award. The award is $1000.

Peng Xu, Yijun Guo, Marilu Dick-Perez, Selena Russell.

The Proctor & Gamble Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry. Established in 1983, P & G makes available each year funds to sponsor one fellowship and a travel grant award program to help promote study in chemistry at the doctoral level. The award is $3000

Yan Gu.

The Mary K. and Velmer A. Fassel Fellowship. This fellowship celebrates the memory of Velmer A. Fassel, a graduate and distinguished professor of chemistry at Iowa State and provides financial assistance to deserving graduate students in the Ph.D. track majoring in analytical chemistry. The award is $5000 and tuition and fees for 12 months.

Derrick Morast

The Joseph F. Nelson Fellowship. This fellowship is open to all graduate students and is based on research performance. Dr. Nelson received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Iowa State University in 1937 under Dr. Gilman. He was employed with Esso Research and Engineering Co. (Exxon), where he did research making synthetic rubber, detergents and other chemicals from petroleum. He was the inventor and co-inventor of 81 U.S. patents on chemicals, rubber and detergents made from petroleum. The award is $5000 and tuition and fees for 12 months.

Yanyan Hu

The Henry Gilman Fellowship. This fellowship is open to all graduate students and is based in research performance. The award is $5000 and tuition and fees for 12 months.

Kaking Yan