Department of Chemistry-based center awarded $12 million to continue energy materials research

The Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC) has received a $12 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue leading the discovery of a new class of materials used in energy research. The ICDC is directed by Chemistry Professor Laura Gagliardi.

Alumna Jeannette Brown
Jeannette Brown
Alumna Jeannette Brown writes new book on African American Women Chemists

Alumna Jeannette E. Brown, chemist, historian, advocate and author, has written a new book, African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era, which focuses on contemporary women who have benefited from the Civil Rights Act and are working as chemists or chemical engineers.

Professor Truhlar honored as 'top reviewer' and 'outstanding referee'

For the second year in a row, Professor Donald Truhlar has been recognized as a top reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Physics. In addition, he has been named an Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society, which publishes Physical Review and Physical Review Letters. 

Graduate Student Courtney Olson
Courtney Olson
Courtney Olson receives 2018 William G. Fateley Student Award

Fifth-year graduate student Courtney Olson has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 William G. Fateley Student Award by the Coblentz Society. Courtney’s research in the laboratory of Professor Aaron Massari focuses on using two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy to study very fast molecular dynamics in polymer films. Awardees are identified as those who "most closely embody the spirit of William G. Fateley's desire to promote the science and society of spectroscopy.”

'How to Rock Your Skype Interview' video

Martin Rigney, Ph.D., Ecolab research and development vice president, shares his experiences and tips for how to have a successful online interview. The video, "How to Rock Your Skype Interview," is published on the Community of Chemistry Graduate Students' YouTube channel "Surviving and Thriving in Higher Education." Feel free to share the link with friends, students, and colleagues. If you are interested in making a video on a specific topic, please contact the Community of Chemistry Graduate Students via Evan Anderson at CCGS@umn.edu.

Safety Note: Video on laboratory problems

Michigan Tech video does a great job of going over common laboratory problems fire alarms, clothing on fire, medical problems etc. Consider sharing with your groups and note the importance that others have to assist lab mates to find the eye wash, provide cover and help get to the floor to extinguish flames.

Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast, Aug. 21, 2018

Logo for the ACS National Meeting in Boston, August 2018

You're invited to the University of Minnesota Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Seaport Boston Hotel, Lighthouse II Meeting Room, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210. ACS event number for ticket sales: SE14. Ticket price: $5. Tickets can be purchased along with your ACS meeting registration, or added to an existing registration.

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