Department News

Department News

News, Student Honors/Awards

Nicholas Garcia awarded a DoE Office of Science Graduate Research Award

Posted April 8, 2021

Nicholas Garcia awarded a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research (SCGSR) Award

Evan Beaumier
Postdoctoral Associates Honors & Awards, Student Honors/Awards

Dr. Evan Beaumier has been awarded the Department of Chemistry’s 2020 Best Thesis Award

Posted April 2, 2021

Dr. Evan Beaumier has been awarded the Department of Chemistry’s 2020 Best Thesis Award

Jennifer Kimbrough
Postdoctoral Associates Honors & Awards

Jennifer Kimbrough awarded a National Cancer Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

Posted March 26, 2021

Jennifer Kimbrough, PhD, is a postdoc in the lab of Prof Will Pomerantz and has been recently awarded a National Cancer Institute Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award.

portrait of William Pomerantz
News

Professor Pomerantz awarded $1.9M NIH MIRA grant

Posted March 26, 2021

Associate Professor William CK Pomerantz has been awarded a $1.9 million dollar grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH “Chemical Probe Development for Epigenetic Complexes Enabled by Protein-Observed 19 F NMR.

Ian tonks
Faculty Honors/Awards

Ian Tonks receives LSI Graduate Research Faculty Safety Award

Posted March 23, 2021

Associate Professor Ian A. Tonks has been selected to receive the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) Graduate Research Faculty Safety Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Health and Safety. This award recognizes graduate-level academic research faculty who demonstrate outstanding commitment to chemical health and safety in their laboratories.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, News

Statement on the attack and murders in Atlanta, GA

Posted March 23, 2021

We explicitly state our support of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American students and condemn racism and hate-crimes directed at people from Asian and Pacific Islander communities by all forms and beliefs of white supremacy.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, News

Statement on Sexual Harassment

Posted March 23, 2021

Sexual harassment and misconduct are never acceptable and will not be tolerated in our department. Any individual who reports misconduct will be met with support and respect, and retaliation will not be tolerated in any form. Our department prioritizes and will continue to work tirelessly to build and strengthen a climate based on communication and transparency.  We strive to listen to and respect all voices in our community.  We emphasize that ours is a climate in which inappropriate behavior is simply unacceptable. 

Gwendolyn Bailey
Faculty Profiles

Gwendolyn Bailey joins Department of Chemistry

Posted March 11, 2021

In Fall 2021, the Department of Chemistry will welcome Gwen Bailey as an Assistant Professor. Bailey joins the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities following a postdoctoral appointment at Caltech. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2018 for work with Deryn Fogg at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

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ChemNews, News, Postdoctoral Associates Honors & Awards

Collaborative research featured on journal covers

Posted February 26, 2021

University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduate students and postdoctoral associates carried out collaborative research on fluid phase and adsorption equilibria that is highlighted on three ACS journal covers in early 2021.

portrait of Professor Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran
Faculty Honors/Awards

Professor Bhagi-Damodaran receives NSF CAREER Award

Posted February 16, 2021

The NSF CAREER award aims to support junior faculty members who embody the role of ideal teacher-scholars through the integration of education and research while supporting the mission of their organization, and provides the Bhagi-Damodaran Lab $940,980 over five years.