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From the Chemistry Department

Sessler Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Professor Jonathan Sessler has been named a 2019 American Chemical Society Fellow. The fellows program began in 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. Professor Sessler and the other 2019 Class of ACS Fellows will be honored at the society's national ...

Que Group Paper Featured in JACS Young Investigators Virtual Issue

  "19F PARASHIFT Probes for Magnetic Resonance Detection of H2O2 and Peroxidase Activity," published by the Emily Que lab, is featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society Young Investigators Virtual Issue 2019. The issue highlights premier research by outstanding young investigators published in 2...

Center for Sustainable Separations of Metals Established

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.8M grant to establish the Center for Sustainable Separations of Metals (CSSM), which will be led by chemists from The University of Pennsylvania and involve collaboration with UT Austin professor Jonathan Sessler. With support from NSF’s Centers for Chemical Innovation Program, the Center, one o...

Page Receives Grant from Army Research Office

Assistant Professor Zachariah Page is the recipient of a grant for his research project, "Designing Wavelength-Specific Visible Light Photocurable Resins." While photocuring inherently offers attractive spatial and temporal characteristics, the ability to harness spectral resolution for color-coded chemistry remains elusive. Supported by ...

Henkelman named holder of the George W. Watt Centennial Professorship

Congratulations to Professor Graeme Henkelman on being named the holder of the George W. Watt Centennial Professorship. This professorship recognizes his outstanding performance in Chemistry and reflects unanimous appraisal of his excellent career trajectory. The George W. Watt Centennial Professorship was established by the Board of Rege...