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Congratulations to the chemistry majors named to Phi Beta Kappa

  • Benjamin Deeter
  • Marqeaux Nall
  • Matthew Ryan
  • Juyeon Won

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff
….Terry Kruse for LAS Early Achievement in Academic Advising
….Valerie Awino for LAS Merit Excellence Award
….Wenyu Huang for LAS Mid-Career Achievement in Research

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Dueñas (a 2018 PhD graduate from the Lee group) who was named a 2020 CAS Future Leader and will receive her recognition and leadership training at an upcoming Fall ACS meeting!

A temporary food pantry is now available on campus to meet the needs of our community. It is located in the lower level of the Union Drive Community Center (207 Beyer Ct) in the West Side Market space. Hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Congratulations to Terry Fernando, recipient of the ISU P&S Excellence Award and to Art Winter, recipient of the ISU Award for Achieemnt in Intellectual Property. It is great to have their achievements recognized outside of the department.

Congratulations to Sara Pistolesi, Kathy Burke, and Joe Burnett, who received final notification of their advancements to Associate Teaching Professor (Sara and Kathy) and Teaching Professor (Joe).

Congratulations to Robbyn Anand who heard about TWO awards today!

Congratulations to Dr. Javier Vela who has earned the title of University Professor.

VanVeller was interviewed by local news channel KCCI on the effectiveness of cleaning products to fight the COVID-19 virus, https://www.kcci.com/article/chemical-exp

Congratulations to our graduate award winners for this year!   We had an exceptionally large number of nominations this year—more than twice as many nominations as available awards—so there are also a great many folks that are doing outstanding work who aren’t listed.   

Unfortunately, due to the health crisis we will not be having a ceremony this year to celebrate the awardees. In its place, please join me in giving everyone a (virtual) celebratory round of applause.

Work published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society was highlighted in a recent issue of Chemical & Engineering News: https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-

Sara Pistolesi, assistant teaching professor of chemistry, is part of a team awarded an Iowa State University Miller Faculty Fellowship.

Motivated by increased awareness about nitrate contamination of surface waters and its deleterious effects in human and animal health, we sought an alternative, non-noble metal catalyst for the chemical degradation of nitrate.

Dr. Ann Lii-Rosales, Thiel Group, is the 2020 recipient of the Karas Award for an outstanding dissertation in mathematical and physical sciences and engineering. This a completive campus-wide award for graduating PhD students, only awarded in even years.

There were many truly excellent posters this year presented at the open house, but the judging committee was able to arrive at 4 finalists for the Cotton-Uphaus award.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

The Surface Termination of CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

CongratulationsSix students from the department were awarded a Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate

James WalkerJames Walker, 2017 PhD from Stanley Group, currently of Dow shares his passion for chemistry, the firm’s rota

Nitrate removalThe Vela group has published a paper in ACS Cata

An article by ISU Chemistry (and friends!) Scott E. Julien, Ann Lii-Rosales, Kai-Tak Wan, Yong Han, Michael C. Tringides, James W. Evans and Patricia A. Thiel … was noted as one of the most popular articles in Nanoscale for 2019.

Aaron Rossini Aaron Rossini, pictured, assistant professor of 

Susan Lehman, Chemistry Stores, will be among sixteen individuals from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be honored at the 85th annual Iowa State University 25-Year Banquet on March 2, 2020.

Anand, RobbynRobbyn Anand has been named the inaugural Suresh Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University.

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