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Garnet Chan, the Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

Garnet K.L. Chan, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, was elected to membership in the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS) during its 51st annual meeting held in Menton, France on July 5-6, 2014. Founded in 1967, the IAQMS has elected about 150 members since its inception, ten of which have received the Nobel Prize. Members are chosen among the s
Paul Chirik, the Edward Sanford Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society journal Organometallics. He will be the third person to helm the journal since it was founded in 1982, succeeding current editor-in-chief John A. Gladysz, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.
“Organometallic chemistry is a very diverse field,” Chirik said. The journal should reflect that diversity, he said, both in regard

Pictured with the photovoltaic-electrochemical cell system from left to right: Graduate student James White (Princeton), Professor Andrew Bocarsly (Princeton and Liquid Light) and principal engineer Paul Majsztrik (Liquid Light). [Photo by Frank Wojciechowski]

Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, usually involves three areas: Developing alternative energy sources, capturing

Mohammad "Mo" Seyedsayamdost

Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, assistant professor of chemistry, and associated faculty member Sabine Petry, assistant professor of molecular biology, are among 22 early-career researchers selected as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Launched in 1985, Pew’s scholars program supports top U.S. scientists at the assistant professor level. Scholars receive flexible funding
This past January, Derek Ahneman, a graduate student in the lab of Abigail Doyle, a Princeton University associate professor of chemistry, began work on an ambitious new project: he proposed the merger of two areas of research to enable a powerful reaction that neither could broadly achieve on its own.
One field, which is the Doyle research group's domain, was nickel catalysis, wherein nickel squeezes in and out of chemical bonds to bring molecules together. The other field was photoredox c
The Princeton University Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Nozomi Ando will join our faculty as an assistant professor effective July 1, 2014.
Ando received her Ph.D. from Cornell University under the direction of Sol Gruner and completed postdoctoral studies at MIT under the direction of Cathy Drennan.
Ando's research will interface physical and biological chemistry to address challenging problems in structural enzymology. A core interest will be the development of advanced

Garnet Chan, Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

Garnet Chan, Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Princeton University, has been named as one of 30 Finalists competing for the three spots as the 2014 Blavatnik National Laureates. The Finalists, all of whom are under the age of 42, were selected from over 300 nominations based on the quality, novelty, impact and promise of their work.
The award was established by the Blavatnik Famil

John C. Warner, recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal

John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, has been awarded the 2014 Perkin Medal—widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry. The award will be presented on September 16, 2014 at the Perkin Medal Dinner at the Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia.
Warner is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry and co
Radioactivity is usually associated with nuclear fallout or comic-book spider bites, but in very small amounts it can be a useful tool for diagnosing diseases.
Small molecules containing a radioactive isotope of fluorine called “18F radiotracers” are used to detect and track certain diseases in patients. Once injected into the body, these molecules accumulate in specific targets, such as tumors, and can be visualized by their radioactive tag on a positron emission tomography (PET) s
Robert Cava, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry, is one of five Princeton University faculty members who have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School's Hooding ceremony Monday, June 2, on Cannon Green.
The McGraw Center, together with the Graduate School, instituted the mentoring award in 2002 to recognize Princeton faculty members whose work with graduate students is p