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April 15, 2014. Santa Clara, CA. Agilent Technologies, Inc. today announced that Joshua Rabinowitz, professor of Chemistry with joint appointments in the Department of Chemistry and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award to support his work on quantitative comprehensive analysis of cellular metabolism and its regulation.
The Agilent Thought Leader Award promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products
April 4, 2014: Chicago, Illinois. Assistant professor Mohammad Seyedsayamdost has been named a 2014 Searle Scholar for his innovative research and potential for making significant contributions to chemical and biological research. Seyedsayamdost and 14 others from universities and research institutes in the United States were selected scholars, each of whom will receive $300,000 to support research programs over the next three years. Since the program's inception in 1980, 527 Searle Scholars
Three chemistry majors in the Princeton University Class of 2014 have been named as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year: Sara Rubin of the Rabinowitz Lab, Dina Sharon of the Groves Lab, and Rebecca Smaha of the Cava Lab.
The Fulbright Program was established by act of Congress in 1946 for the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.” The program annually sends 1,600 U.S.
March 27, 2014. Princeton, NJ. Krysta Dummit '15, a chemistry major in the Chirik lab, has been selected to receive a Goldwater Scholarship.
One and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. The Princeton recipients are among 283 scholarship winners selected from a field of 1,166 students nationwide.
The scholarship program honoring Sen. Barry Goldwater was created as part of the Goldwater Foundation, a federally endowed agency
[From News at Princeton] Feb 24, 2014. Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken's most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials such as self-organizing colloids, or optics that can transmit light with the efficiency of a crystal and the flexibility of a liquid.
The unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken's eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as "disordered hyperuniformity," a
February 18, 2014. New York, NY. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced that Robert Knowles, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is among the recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships.
Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.
“For more than half a century, the Sloan Foundation has been proud to honor the best young scient
Sheng Zhou (‘14, Reider Lab) presented on a longitudinal, quantitative study of melatonin onset and offset at the 47th Winter Conference on Brain Research in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 25-30, 2014. Melatonin is a small molecule marker of circadian rhythm that has proven useful in identifying differing chronotypes. Through applying a battery of statistical tests, Sheng exploited the experimental relative concentration data for this small molecule to begin developing an animal mode
The Princeton University Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Gregory D. Scholes will be joining our faculty effective July 1, 2014. Professor Scholes' research addresses questions about chemical dynamics initiated by light in systems ranging from semiconductor nanocrystals to conjugated polymers to photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins. Scholes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, recipient of the 2011 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Scie
January 16, 2014. Washington, D.C. Garnet Kin-Lic Chan, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, is the 2014 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) William O. Baker Award for Initiatives in Research (formerly the NAS Award for Initiatives in Research), presented this year in the field of numerical simulations in condensed matter and materials.
The award citation recognizes Chan for pioneering research in the field of numerical simulation of highly correlated quantu
December 23, 2013. Washington, D.C. The White House announced today that Abigail Doyle, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Doyle is among 19 researchers funded by the National Science Foundation to have received the honor this year. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.