Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Swanlund Professor of Chemistry, and So Hirata, Blue Waters Professor and Alumni Research Scholar in Chemistry, have been elected Members of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (IAQMS). Typically, only 3 to 8 scientists are elected to this prestigious academy annually, and there are only about 130 members worldwide.
- Professor So Hirata has been named one of this campus’s Blue Waters Professors.
- Solid carbon dioxide is one of nature's most abundant crystals, found on the Earth, other planets, and even asteroids.
- A team of U of I researchers (Hirata, Chemistry; Abbamonte, Ceperley, Ryu, and Wagner, Physics) in collaboration with chemists and physicists from Princeton and the College of William and Mary was one of seven chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a center-type collaborative research program for computational chemistry & physics for materials.
- So Hirata, Professor of Chemistry and Alumni Research Scholar, has been named a Scialog Fellow by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).