May 20, 2013. Edinburgh, Scotland. Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry, was inducted today into The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's national academy of sciences and letters.
The RSE is an honorific, educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. The Fellows of the RSE, in collaboration with others, serve as an expert, independent and
Chemistry at Princeton: Quantum Chemists' Hack-a-thon
The quantum chemists in the research group of Professor Garnet Chan spend 48-hours over a weekend creating an open-source software tool to extend what they know how to do in molecules to solids and liquids.
Chemistry at Princeton: Profiles of Young Chemists
A series of profiles of graduate students and post-docs in the Department of Chemistry across the spectrum of specialties: organic, inorganic, physical, chemica
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Brad P. Carrow will join the chemistry faculty this fall as assistant professor.
Carrow received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the direction of John Hartwig and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Tokyo under the direction of Kyoko Nozaki. Since December 2011, he has been an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo.
A central theme of Carrow's research is the pursuit of sust
Mar 27, 2013. Baltimore, MD. Dorothea Fiedler, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was today awarded a Kimmel Scholar Award by the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research. The goal of the grant program is to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer. The award provides $100,000 per year for two years toward cancer research at an American university. Fiedler is one of 15 awardees this year chosen from over 160 applic
[From Princeton Journal Watch] Mar 29, 2013. Serendipity – the act of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it – can sometimes pay off. Now Princeton University chemistry researchers report that this non-specific type of searching has yielded a new method of building molecules for use in new drugs, new agricultural chemicals and even new perfum
Fluorine is an element of extremes: it is extremely electronegative, extremely oxidizing, and – for the synthetic chemist – extremely difficult to incorporate into complex molecules. Professor Abigail Doyle, in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University, is using the power of catalysis to solve high profile challenges in organofluorine synthesis.
Molecules that contain fluorine atoms are ubiquitous throughout the chemical industry. They are used in everything from LCD displ
In science, some challenges are easily met, while others are of a scope and complexity that demand an enormous degree of persistence and ingenuity. When setting research priorities, Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of ’65 Professor of Chemistry, is primarily interested in the latter. Muir and his group at Princeton University are applying the tools and sensibilities of the organic chemist to the study of some of the most complicated and fascinating questions facing the field of m
I am pleased to report that the Department of Chemistry is currently enjoying a period of unprecedented expansion. In early 2011, the entire department completed its relocation to the new, state-of-the-art Frick Chemistry Laboratory. Featuring a majestic, sky-lit atrium with a ground floor café, which serves as a central meeting spot for faculty and students alike, the Frick building was designed with a view toward fostering interdepartmental communication and the informal exchange of sci
Last year, while working as an EMT with the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Princeton senior Gene Merewether was among a group that responded to calls that a man was struggling in the waters of Lake Carnegie. With rescue boats and dive teams, the first responders scoured the murky lake to no avail before finally calling off the search after sundown. No man was ever found.
"As I stood on the bridge that evening, watching the dive team search the lake, it was clear that technology offe
January 7, 2013. Washington, D.C. The National Academy of Sciences announced today that it will honor 18 individuals with awards in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and social sciences. Among the the recipients for 2013 are two Princeton faculty: Asif A. Ghazanfar, associate professor of neuroscience and psychology at Princeton University and Edward C. Taylor, professor (emeritus) of chemistry.
Edward C. Taylor