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Congratulations to Huiyuan Zhu, who has been selected to attend the 2024 Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia by the National Academy of Sciences.

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ChemSciComm Grad Student Research Highlight

Fred Brøndsted
Ph.D. Candidate, C. Stains Lab

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Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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The goal of the awarded research program is to develop new classes of chemical compounds to be screened for efficacy against various diseases.

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For the second year in a row, the University of Virginia Chemistry Department’s ACS Student Chapter received recognition from the American Chemical

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Ni Nanoparticle-catalyzed CO2 Methanation

By Momodou Salieu Sowe, UVA ChemSciComm

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We are excited to announce that the 2024

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Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Professor Marcos Pires has recently earned two grants from the National Institutes of Health.

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Professor Linda Columbus was recently named a Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry. 

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This semester, Dr. B. Jill Venton was named the Thomas Jefferson Professor of Chemistry. 

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Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

Sophie Cook

DEI Journal Club Co-Leader

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Professor Cliff Stains has been awarded a MIRA (Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award) from the National Institute of General Medical

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry
Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Chemistry Professor Mike Hilinski has been awarded a R35 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Services.

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By: Miranda Wood and Melissa Leyden

UVA ChemSciComm

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

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Ph.D. student Kamil Stelmach has received a seed grant from NASA’s SCoPE team.

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Chemistry graduate student Haley Scolati received a Grote Reber Doctoral Fellowship from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).

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Graduate student Jherian Mitchell-Jones has been selected as a 2023 Institutionally Supported Scholar by the Southern Regional Education Board.

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2023 DEI Project Leader Recognition Highlight
By Melissa Leyden and Hannah Musgrove
UVA ChemSciComm

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By Delaney Hammond

Graduate student Erin Lawrence was selected for the Biotechnology Training Grant.

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Professor Jelena Samonina connects with chemistry students through the Mead Endowment

Compiled By Delaney Hammond

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The UVA Chemistry Department has awarded scholarships from two endowded funds.

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Five UVA Undergraduate majors in Chemistry or Biochemistry have been elected to Pi Beta Kappa. The are:

Abhiskek Bazaz

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UVA Chemistry Graduate Student Djuro Raskovic has recieved a 2023 UVA All-University Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of his dedication and o

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Graduate students Frederick Brøndsted and Emma Cook have each been awarded a Jefferson Scholars Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship.

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UVA Chemistry announces the hiring of Michelle Personick, Ph.D. as an Associate Professor of Chemistry. Prof.

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Chemistry students Alysha Johnson and Jordan Baker have received awards from the ACS Scholars Program. 

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Undergraduate/graduate student duo Katerina Morgaenko and Morgan-Elizabeth McKnight have been awarded a DoubleHoo Research Grant. 

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Chemistry student Tiffany Tran has received a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award.

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UVA Chemistry annually honors our best graduate teaching assistants with the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards.

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Graduate student Rachelle Turiello was awarded an ARCS Endowment Award in Chemistry.

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Undergraduate researcher Sam Hanser received a 2023 Kolthoff Award from the ACS Analytical Division.

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By Emma Cook, Hannah Musgrove, and Rob Dyer

UVA ChemSciComm

 

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Congratulations to W. Dean Harman who has been promoted to a chaired professor. Effective January 10, 2023, Prof. Harman will be the William R.

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

 

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This program seeks to recruit and support postdoctoral scholars who will contribute to advancing STEM diversity, equity and inclusion in their jou

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On October 7, 2022 the UVA Chemistry Department held an Open House for students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the Department to show off the rec

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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Getting to know the staff of UVA Chemistry 

Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove 

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By: Julissa Velasquez
UVA ChemSciComm

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The University of Virginia Chemistry Department was chosen to become an ACS Bridge Program Partner, joining 40 other major academic institutions ar

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Getting to Know the Staff of UVA Chemistry
Compiled and edited for clarity by Hannah Musgrove

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UVA Chemistry Associate Professor Robert Gilliard has been named the recipient of the 2023 Harry Gray Award for Creative Work in Inorganic Chemistr

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Cameron “Cam” Hawley
Pictured with his wife Suzanne

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Postdoctoral researcher R. Justin Grams, Ph.D., has received a 2022 UVA Cancer Center Trainee Award.

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By Delaney Hammond

 

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UVA Chemistry Associate Professor Robert Gilliard has been selected to receive the 2022 Lloyd N.

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The University of Virginia Chemistry Department has learned it will be awarded a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Fou

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Emma N. Cook, ChemSciComm and GSC

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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) offers each year a

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My Research on Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy for Five Levels of Understanding

By Josh Prindle

UVA ChemSciComm

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My Research on Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Membrane Proteins for Five Levels of Understanding

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Doctoral candidate Drew Christianson of the Garrod Group has been awarded a NASA FINESST or Furture Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science a

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Graduate student Kelsie Wentz, of the Gilliard Group, is the recipient of the 2022 Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Chemistry.

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Jordan Baker, a undergraduate researcher in the Gilliard Group, recently was awarded an American Chemical Society Scholars Program Award.

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At the June 3, 2022 Board of Visitors meeting, four Chemistry faculty had thier promotions made official.

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UVA Chemistry graduate student Renna Nouwairi of the Landers Group has been awarded a 2023 Jefferson Scholars Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowsh

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by Julissa Velasquez and Viranga Wimalasiri, L.E.A.D.

in collaboration with UVA ChemSciComm

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Former graduate student Xiaofan Jia has been awarded UVA's 2022 Allan Talbot Gwathmey Memorial Award.

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On April 14, 2022 the Chemistry Department held the 3rd Year Graduate Student Poster Session and the winners were announced.

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UVa Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kateri DuBay has been selected as a winner of the 2022 OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty award.

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Kelly Dunham, of the Venton Lab, has been awarded a Jefferson Scholars Fellowship.

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It has been a good couple of months for UVa Chemistry graduate student Bukuru Anaclet.

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By Emma M. Cook, UVA ChemSciComm

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By Emma M. Cook, UVA ChemSciComm

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It was announced today that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sen Zhang has been named a 2022 A

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UVa Chemistry Department Chair Jill Venton has received the 2022 Advances in M

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Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Undergraduate Researchers – Part 2

Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

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My Research for Five Levels of Understanding
By Sadie Kiendzior, UVA ChemSciComm

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Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Undergraduate Researchers – Part 1

By Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

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Richard J. "Dick" Sundberg died on November 1, 2021, in Hickory, N.C., after a period of declining health.

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The UVa Chemistry Department resumed its annual Departmental Retreat on October 12, 2021, after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.

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BtuB: A Finicky Protein that Works Best at Home (DOI: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.

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Congratulations to Sen Zhang and a team including Bob Davis and Lisa Colosi-Peterson from Engineering, on being selected for a new $2.3 million dol

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The UVa Chemistry Department is proud to host the "UVA Rising Star in Chemistry Postdoctoral Seminar Series" this Fall.

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Getting to Know UVA Chemistry’s Newest PhDs

Amelia Reid, UVA ChemSciComm

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Rising 5th year students

First place (tie): Kelsie Wentz & Mark Bernard

Second place: Brianna Dalesandro

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Two University of Virginia Chemistry graduate students have just been awarded 2021 Presidential Fellowships for Collaborative Neuroscience.

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Graduate Student Social Events During Lockdown: Building Connections Virtually

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UVa Chemistry Assistant Professor Robert Gilliard has been named a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow.

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Efficient Nanocrystal Surface Cleaning by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

By Emma Cook, UVA ChemSciComm

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By: Amelia Reid, UVa ChemSciComm

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Charlie Machan has been awarded his first NSF Grant “Developing Homogeneous Mn Catalyst Systems for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction”. 

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The University of Virginia Chemistry Department is pleased to announce Leah Dignan as the 2021 recipient of the Sidney M.

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Congratulations to Chang Liu in the Sen Zhang lab for being awarded a prestigious Jefferson Dissertation Year Fellowship from Jefferson Scholars Fo

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Jacob Walley ACS-DIC – Young Investigator Symposium Award

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Professor Robert J. Gilliard, Jr.

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By Rob Dyer, UVA ChemSciComm

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It was announced today that Assistant Professor of Chemistry Robert J. Gilliard, Jr. has been awarded an Alfred P.

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UVa Chemistry Graduate Student Timothy Ware has been awarded a Ruth L.

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Associate Professor of Chemistry Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu has been named a 2021 Emerging Leader by the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.

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The research groups of UVa Chemistry Professors Sen Zhang and T. Brent Gunnoe have recently published a paper in Nature Catalysis.

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The first Beryllium cation, synthesized by Robert Gilliard’s group is a finali

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Rachelle Turiello Awarded DOJ Graduate Research Fellowship

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Keira Mahoney Awarded Inaugural Donald F. Hunt Graduate Fellowship

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Congratulations to Julia Dressel, who has won the 2020 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research!

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Sen Zhang and Robert Gilliard Awarded American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Grants

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Undergraduate student Sarah Weisflog has been chosen to attend the FUTURE Ignited CCE Conference at CalTech on October 17, 2020.

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Congratulations to Laura Serbulea, who has been named a mentor for the

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UVa Chemistry Assistant Professor Andreas Gahlmann has been awarded a RO1 gran

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Jacob Walley, of the Gilliard Group, has been named the 2020 Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student in Chemistry. This award was established in

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Sarah Weisflog, an undergraduate researcher in the Gilliard group, is a 2020 American Chemical Society Bridge Travel Award winner in the amount of

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The study of polymers, molecular structures composed of thousands of atoms, may be one of the fastest growing fields in science today.

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Congratulations to Michael Hilinski and Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu as they have been promoted to Associate Professor without Term. 

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The UVa Chemistry group led by W.

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Karl Westendorff, an Engineering student who does research with Dean Harman’s group has won a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

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The Journal of Chemical Education, an ACS Publication, has named Marilyne Stains, Ph.D. as an Associate Editor. Prof.

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Robert Gilliard and his group are featured in the C&EN Magazine article, "Beryllium Radical Cation Isolated." The article states that

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“CAREER: Next-Gen Flow Cytometry - A New Approach to Cell Heterogeneity." Congratulations Ken!

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AC Obi of the Gilliard Group has been selected to receive the Jefferson Fellowship beginning fall of 2020.  The Jefferson Fellowship is an extraord

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Congratulations to Ken Hsu and his graduate student, Myungsun Shin.

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Congratulations to Rebecca Pompano who is lead PI on a new, 3.4M NIH grant, to develop a model lymph node on a chip.  This grant was a winner of th

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Left to right: Jill Venton, Chair; Ji Zhang, Julie Laudenschlager, Mark Bernard, Pumidech Puthonkham, Grayson Johnson, Ana Geer, Megan Catterton, L

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Mike Hilinski has been awarded a NSF CAREER award entitled "New Methods for the Synthesis of Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles" Congratulations, Mike!!

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Rebecca McCloud of the Hsu Lab has been awarded the Adam Ritchie Outstanding Graduate Student for 2019.

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Ilse is an assistant professor of astronomy with a joint appointment in chemistry.

 

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Pumidech “Max” Puthongkham has been named a 2019 Sidney M. Hecht Graduate Fellow.

UVA Chemistry People Hinkle

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Congratulations to Joshua Hinkle, 2018-19 Awardee of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (MWC/ARCS) Foundation!!!

UVA Chemistry Group Lab

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The Pompano Lab's research was featured in C&E News' coverage of the national ACS Conference.

Chemistry Stove

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The University of Virginia’s Rotunda still has its secrets, as conservators are discovering amid the building’s ongoing two-year renovation.

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13 students from the class of 2017 receive certification from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Five of these students achieved certification with distinction.