Kirill Kovnir is pleased to annouce that his postdoctoral research scholar, Georgyi Akopov, has been selected to receive the 2019 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) Young Investigator Award.

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.Congratulations

Congratulations to Joani Mato and Peng Xu, both in Mark Gordon's Group, who recieved major recoginitions at the recent Sanibel Symposium on Quantum Chemistry.

Jared Anderson, has been named editor for the Journal of Chromatography A, an Elsevier publication.

Ames Laboratory Plastic AdA federal research project involving Ames Lab scientists, and chemistry professor, Aaron Sadow, is looking for ways to "upcycle" single-use plastics, turning them into more valuable chemicals to make recovery worthwhile.

Synthesis Hydrides imageCongratulations to the Zaikina Group, on your feature in the ACS Virtual Issue, "Emerging Investigators in Solid-State Inorganic Chemistry."

Women Impacting ISU 2019 LogoOne of the three students selected for the 2019 calendar is our very own Ihssan Ait-Boucherbil, senior in chemistry. The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics honored four women in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences by selecting them to be a part of the thirteenth annual Women Impacting ISU calendar in 2019.

Javier VelaJavier Vela is one of seven researchers at Iowa State University being recognized by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), for his work.

Ann Lii-EosalesCongratulations to Ann Lii-Rosales who was given the Nellie Yeoh Whetton Award, a nationally competitive award with the American Vacuum Society, which required that she give a private presentation to its awards committee. 

Benjamin PrinceAir Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate scientist Dr. Benjamin Prince was recognized as an AFRL Science and Engineering Early Career Award winner. Each ECA award winner receives a three-year grant of $100,000 per year in support of their research. (Courtesy photo)

Students in labChemistry is one of six departments that made all three top 10 lists for graduate enrollment.

Iowa Space Grant ConsortiumShannon Lee and Bryan Owens-Baird, two graduate students in Kirill Kovnir's Group have been awarded fellowships from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.

Pat ThielCongratulations to Pat Thiel, who was elected to the board of the American Vacuum Society (AVS).

Javier VelaCongratulations to Javier Vela, who was recently invited to join the editorial board of ACS Energy Letters!

Students performing experimentsCongratulations to Robbyn Anand who was named as part of the Top 40 Under 40 List in the Analytical Scientist.

Anand also gave a great talk last week as part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series.

Thomas HolmeCongratulations to Dr. Tom Holme, who has been named Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education. Established in 1924, this high-impact chemical education publication is co-published by the ACS Division of Chemical Education and ACS Publications.

Mark GordonThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is launching a four-year, $3.2 million project to develop software that will bring the power of exascale computers to the computational study and design of catalytic materials.

Klaus RuedenbergCongratulations to Klaus Ruedenberg, whose recent article titled “The Virial Theorem and Covalent Bonding” was just selected as an ACS Editors’ Choice publication. This is a pretty big deal!  

Student next to lab equipmentFaculty members in the Department of Chemistry were issued 20 patents in the 2018 fiscal year, making up half of the total patents issued within Iowa State University in that timeframe.

Michael Del ViscioMichael Del Viscio (pictured) received a Fall 2018 Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research. Del Viscio is being mentored by Dr. Theresa Windus in the group working on the Critical Materials Institute project.

Career BannerChemistry offers a course called Cutting Edge Chemistry: Research and Career Opportunities. Building upon the foundations of the learning community, this course is designed to get students to start to think about their post-graduation plans.

Theresa WindusThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launched a Dean's Professorship this year, and our very own Dr. Theresa Windus is named as one of the first three to be honored. Windus will hold this distinction for at least three years, with additional faculty to be named in a few years.

Student working in labIn the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 13 students received Dean's High Impact Undergraduate Research Awards to support their summer research with faculty. The Department of Chemistry touts three awardees, Katelyn Baumler, Zachary Robole, and Anthony Song.


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