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From the Chemistry Department

Graeme 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...

Atmospheric Chemistry Models Missing Key Mechanism Related to Air Pollution, Says New Study

Atmospheric chemists have struggled for years to explain why our atmosphere has so much nitrous acid, a compound involved in the creation and removal of common air pollutants that impact human health. According to their computer simulations, there should only be about half as much nitrous acid as is actually measured in places like Beijing and Mexi...

Graeme Henkelman's 2017 Peter O’Donnell Distinguished Research Award Recognizes Innovative Battery Research

Source: The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) Graeme Henkelman is a hidden asset in building better batteries--for cars, cell phones, and all manner of energy-saving devices. Henkelman, who leads the Center for Computational Molecular Sciences, and is a pr...

Graeme Henkelman Promoted

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Graeme Henkelman has been promoted to full professor. Dr. Henkelman also serves as associate chair for the Department.   Learn more about his research on the Henkelman Group page.