Dirk Trauner Joins Penn

Jul 1, 2022

Dirk Trauner has joined Penn as a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine.

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Graduate Students Honored

Apr 13, 2022

Two of our exceptional graduate students have been honored for their scholarship and teaching. Colton Sheehan (Mallouk group) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate research Fellowship. And Chris Fritschi (Smith group) has been recognized with a School of Arts & Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students.

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Joe Francisco Receives Gibbs Medal

Jan 26, 2022

President’s Distinguished Professor Joseph Francisco has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Willard Gibbs Medal. The Gibbs Medal is awarded by the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society to those who “because of eminent work in and original contributions to pure or applied chemistry, are deemed worthy of special recognition.” 

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Zahra Fakhraai Receives ACS WCC Award

Oct 13, 2021

Professor Zahra Fakhraai has been named a recipient of a 2021 Rising Star Award from the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society. The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding female-identifiying individuals individuals approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.

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Marisa Kozlowski Named 2022 Cope Scholar

Sep 27, 2021

Prof. Marisa Kozlowski has been named one of 10 Arthur C. Cope Scholars by the American Chemical Society. Cope Scholars are awarded annually to recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry.

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Department Alum Honored with Blavatnik Regional Award

Sep 27, 2021

Daniel Straus, who received his Ph.D. with Cherie Kagan in 2018, has been chosen to receive Blavatnik Young Scientist Regional Award from the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Daniel is currently a postdoctoral associate at Princeton University. 

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Grad student Marie Shimogawa honored

Jun 29, 2021

Marie Shimogawa, a rising third-year graduate student in James Petersson's research group, has been recognized with a scholarship from the Nakajima Foundation in her home country of Japan. The scholarship recognizes Marie's work on posttranslational modifications in alpha-synuclein.

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Negishi at Penn

Penn Chemistry Alum Ei-ichi Negishi Passes Away

Jun 11, 2021

The Department of Chemistry at Penn mourns the passing of Ei-ichi Negishi (GR'62, HON'11). Prof. Negishi graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1958 before coming to America as a Fulbright Scholar and earning a Ph.D. at Penn under Prof. Allan R. Day. Following a postdoctoral stint at Purdue he joined Syracuse University as an assistant and then associate professor.

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Joseph Francisco elected to the Leopoldina

Apr 20, 2021

Prof. Joseph Francisco, President’s Distinguished Professor, has been elected to the Leopoldina.

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Chemistry Personnel Honored with Penn Awards

Apr 12, 2021

Several Chemistry Department members of have been recognized by the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Arts and Sciences for their efforts this year.

Prof. Marisa Kozlowski will receive the Dennis M. Deturck Award for Innovation in Teaching.

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