We are excited to announce that Dr. Mei Shen will join our analytical chemistry faculty and Dr.
- Todd Spinner, Academic Adviser for the School of Chemical Sciences, is a 2018-19 Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) Award for Excellence in Academic Advising Recipient.
- Three University of Illinois chemistry students have won the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
- Professor Catherine J. Murphy, Larry Faulkner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and Chancellor Robert Jones have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Professor Prashant Jain will receive the Beilby Medal and Prize "in recognition of substantial work of exceptional practical significance" in materials science.
- The Illini Success initiative, a campus-wide effort to gather career-related information about recently graduated bachelor’s degree recipients, studies alumni within six months of graduation.
- The Beckman Institute named five new Postdoctoral Fellows.
- During the annual “Celebrating Diversity, Recognizing Excellence” reception, which was hosted by the Graduate College on Monday, March 4, Lauren Hagler and Tabitha Miller were recognized for public engagement and research excellence.
- The Grammaticakis-Neulmann prize is awarded to researchers, under the age of 40, for exceptional achievements in the field of theoretical or experimental photochemistry. This internationally known prize is awarded bi-annually to those that do research for organizations as well as those that do research on their own.
- Six staff and academic professionals are being recognized for their particularly noteworthy efforts in advancing the mission of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2018-19.
- Chemistry professor Liviu Mirica, who came to Illinois this semester from Washington University, is one of seven researchers who were brought to the university as part of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program. He is an expert in the design of chemical agents that contain metal ions, and has studied the role of transition metal ions in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, which may lead to better imaging and diagnoses of the mind-robbing disease.
- In 1916, St. Elmo Brady became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States, graduating from the University of Illinois.
- I have to pass on some sad news to the department: I just learned that our long-time colleague Andrzej Wieckowski passed away yesterday.
- The Chemistry Graduate Diversity Office recently received a $5,000 grant from the PPG Industries Foundation towards diversity and inclusion initiatives for under-represented minority (URM) graduate
- Theodore “Ted” Brown, the founding director of the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, celebrated his 90th birthday with family, friends and fo