Faculty member Josh Vura-Weis has been promoted to associate professor of chemistry.
Vura-Weis, who joined the Illinois Chemistry faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2013, was promoted in June 2020. He is also the department’s associate head of major projects. His research group uses advanced laser techniques to study the excited-state electronic and vibrational dynamics of inorganic and organometallic systems.
In April 2020, Vura-Weis was named a Helen Corley Petit Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Professor Vura-Weis received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1999, then worked for several years as a software developer. Later, he went on to Northwestern University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and received his PhD in 2009 and moved on to the University of California, Berkeley as an NSF ACC-F Postdoctoral Fellow.