The Department of Chemistry at Columbia University is delighted to announce that Professor Tom Rovis and his research group will be joining the Department in the Summer of 2016. Professor Rovis is a world leader in synthetic organic chemistry with a focus on the development of powerful strategies and methods in organocatalysis and transition metal catalysis. He began his independent career in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University in 2000 and is currently the John K. Stille Chair, a position he has held since 2008. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his research including the NSF CAREER award and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar award, and his research program is supported by the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the Keck Foundation.
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.
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.