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From the Chemistry Department

Dr. Jim Brown 1930 - 2011

James Robert Brown was born in Port Angeles, Washington on August 17, 1930 and died in Austin on May 7, 2011 at the age of 80. He entered the University of Washington in 1949 but his studies were interrupted by his service in the US Army during the Korean War. He completed his BS in Chemistry in 1956 and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the Univ...

Dr. Guangbin Dong joins the Department

Dr. Guangbin Dong has joined the Department as an Assistant Professor.  He plans to establish an innovative synthetic organic research program which will seek to address several challenges in the field, such as activation of inert C-H bonds distal to existing function groups, enhancement of the efficiency in natural product synthesis, and construct...

Professor Lauren Webb Selected To Receive 2011 Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award

Professor Lauren Webb has been selected to receive the 2011 Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award.  She is invited to the Iota Sigma Pi National Convention in Cleveland, OH in June where she will be presented with her award.   Founded in 1902, Iota Sigma Pi is a national honors society for women in chemistry and serves to prom...

Professor Jonathan Sessler awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize

Professor Jonathan Sessler has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize.  Sessler will be invited to a symposium held in his honor and presented with an RSC medal.  The Centenary Prizes are awarded to outstanding chemists, who are also exceptional communicators, from overseas to give lectures in the British Isles.

Professor Chris Bielawski named to editorial board of new journal

Professor Chris Bielawski has been named to the editorial board of Chemical Science.  Launched in 2010, Chemical Science publishes original research articles of exceptional significance from across the chemical sciences. The journal seeks to help define the important areas by publishing the most significant cutting-edge research.   Ch...