Seven chemistry faculty ranked as Top Scientists in the World, including Professor Donald Truhlar at #14
Posted May 13, 2022
In the first edition of Research.com’s top scientists ranking, seven current Department of Chemistry faculty were included in the disciplines of Chemistry and Materials Science. Professor Donald Truhlar led the way, with a ranking of #14 in the world and #9 in the United States in Chemistry. He is joined by Professors Lawrence Que, Marc Hillmyer, Timothy Lodge, Jiali Gao, Andreas Stein, and Ilja Siepmann.
Posted May 12, 2022
Professor Phil Buhlmann has been named a recipient of the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Distinguished Professorship, an award designed to honor exceptional faculty for their efforts in and contributions to teaching and scholarly research and for their genuine commitment to CSE and its activities.
Posted May 10, 2022
Mahmoud Matar Abed, a second-year graduate student in Professor Christy Haynes’ lab, has been awarded a GEM Fellowship from the National GEM Consortium. The GEM Fellowship program promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce.
Posted May 5, 2022
Larry Que is a Regents and Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of Chemistry who has made a tremendous impact in the field of bioinorganic chemistry.
Posted May 3, 2022
Chemistry undergraduate students Yukino Nakamura, Jeffy Jeffy, and Ulises Perez were recognized at the 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Leadership Showcase, held on March 30. This event, presented by the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), highlighted the many DEI-focused student contributions in the areas of student advocacy, volunteer work, and engagement that have a positive impact on CSE, the University, and the Twin Cities communities through DEI initiatives.
Posted April 28, 2022
Five Department of Chemistry graduate students have been awarded highly competitive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (DDFs) for the 2022-23 academic year. Margaret Clapham, Brianna Collins, Mckenna Hanson, Hannah Holst, and Katherine Jones were selected among 195 nominations from across the University.
Posted April 26, 2022
Sarah Tanck, a junior majoring in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, is one of two University of Minnesota students to be be recognized as a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Posted April 21, 2022
Four Department of Chemistry students have received fellowships in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and two more have earned honorable mentions.
Posted April 14, 2022
Huarui Cui, Ph.D., has received the Department of Chemistry’s Best Thesis Award for 2021. Cui earned her doctorate working with Professor Will Pomerantz, researching BET bromodomain chemical probes, especially for BRD4.