The American Chemical Society has selected Professor Bruce Berne as the 2017 recipient of the Peter Debye Award, sponsored by DuPont.
To read more about the Peter Debye award, visit the ACS website.
The Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) has awarded its prestigious Pupin Medal for Service to the Nation in Science, Technology, or Engineering to Professor Ron Breslow. The Pupin Medal recognizes scientists for impactful contributions to science that are of broad and lasting significance to society. It has been awarded periodically by the CEAA since 1958, and is named in honor of Michael Pupin, a Columbia alumnus and former faculty member. The list of past awardees includes several Nobel laureates and many other scientists who are widely regarded as leaders in their fields.
To learn more about the Pupin Medal and see a list of past winners, visit the CEAA website.
The American Chemical Society has selected Professor Luis Campos for the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in recognition of his pioneering work on the synthesis of materials that are capable of singlet fission. Professor Campos will present his work at the Awards Ceremony during the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.
To read more about the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, visit the ACS Website.
To read the profile on Professor Campos in Chemical and Engineering News, visit the C&E News Website.
The American Chemical Society has selected Professor Jonathan Owen for the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry in recognition of his groundbreaking work on the synthesis and surface chemistry of colloidal quantum dots. Professor Owen will present his work at the Awards Ceremony during the Fall 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.
To read more about the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, visit the ACS Website.
To read the profile on Professor Owen in Chemical and Engineering News, visit the C&E News Website.
The Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS) has named Professor Luis Campos as its 2016 Young Investigator. The I-APS is a multinational scientific organization dedicated to advancing research in the photoscience. Established in 2002, the I-APS Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding young faculty members for groundbreaking research in photochemistry. As an award recipient, Professor Campos will present his research in May 2016 at the I-APS meeting in Santiago, Chile.
Visit the I-APS website to learn more about the Young Investigator award.
Visit the Campos Lab website to learn more about their research.
Yihui Shen has been selected for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s International Student Research Fellowship. Shen, a third-year graduate student in the Min group, was awarded the fellowship for her research using Raman microscopy for live-cell imaging. She is one of only 45 fellows selected this year from graduate programs across the United States. HHMI awards the three-year fellowship to outstanding international students in recognition of their potential as future leaders in the life sciences.
To learn more about the HHMI International Student Research Fellowship visit the institute’s website.
To learn more Shen’s research visit the Min Group website.
Professor Wei Min is among the recipients of the 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The award, which was announced on May 1 by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000 to talented chemistry faculty in the beginning of their career. Professor Min joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Columbia in the fall of 2010. His research lies at the forefront of biophysical chemistry, and utilizes novel spectroscopy and microscopy methods to advance bio-imaging technologies. Professor Min is the latest of fifteen Columbia Chemistry faculty to receive the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, including seven current faculty members. To learn more about the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award program and other Dreyfus Foundation Programs, visit the Foundation’s website. To learn more about Professor Min’s research, visit the Min Group website.
An editorial in this month’s Nature Chemistry recognized three research groups in the Chemistry Department for advancing the field of molecular electronics. The editorial highlights three papers that appear in the journal’s March 2015 Focus, including one from the research groups of Latha Venkataraman and Luis Campos, and another from the groups of Venkataraman and Colin Nuckolls. In both papers, the researchers use the ‘STM Break Junction’ technique perfected by Venkataraman to investigate the relationship between charge transport and molecular structure.
Congratulations to Kenneth Eisenthal, Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry, on receiving the 2014 ACS Award in Surface and Colloid Chemistry. The award is given to one chemist each year who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the field, with particular recognition of originality, independence of thought, and technological impact. Professor Eisenthal was honored with a symposium in Dallas on March 17 and 18 (see photo), at which several of his former students and other chemists in the field gave presentations.
Congratulations to Professor Ruben Gonzalez, who has been named a “Scientist to Watch” by the editors of The Scientist a leading and very widely-subscribed-to life science research magazine that aggregates and summarizes recent research findings in the life sciences. The September issue includes an article describing Professor Gonzalez’ career and published work. You can also learn about his research interests on the Gonzalez group website. In addition to directing his research program, Professor Gonzalez is Director of Graduate Studies for the Columbia chemistry department.