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portrait of Professor Timothy Lodge
Faculty Honors/Awards, News

Regents Professor Tim Lodge named as inaugural Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science in Chemistry

Posted May 25, 2021

University of Minnesota Regents Professor Timothy Lodge has been named the inaugural Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science in Chemistry. The chair is the first of two established by the late College of Science and Engineering Professor Emeritus Stephen Prager and the late Dr. Julie Prager.

Chris Warkentin
News, Student Honors/Awards

Graduate student Chris Warkentin named REC Fellow by UMN Institute on the Environment

Posted May 19, 2021

Chris Warkentin has been awarded a $50,000 Renewable Energy Commercialization (REC) Fellowship. Warketin is a graduate student with Prof. Renee Frontiera. He is one of three new fellows announced for 2021-22

Congratulations 2021 recipients
News, Student Honors/Awards

Four Chemistry Graduate and Undergraduate Students Recognized for Leadership and Service

Posted May 12, 2021

Two chemistry graduate students, Maetzin Cruz-Reyes and Rebeca Rodriguez, and two undergraduate chemistry majors, Meghan Cahill and Jeffy Jeffy are 2021 recipients of the President’s Student Leadership & Service Award (PSLSA).

chemical symbols on colored balls
News, Student Honors/Awards

Two outstanding graduate students receive Overend Award in Physical Chemistry

Posted May 12, 2021

Jiaxin Ning and Chris Warkentin have received the 2020-2021 Overend Award in Physical Chemistry. This award honors outstanding physical chemistry graduate student researchers.

Becky Rodriguez
News, Student Activities

Chemistry graduate student Rebeca Rodriguez honored with Josie R. Johnson award

Posted May 5, 2021

Chemistry graduate student Rebeca “Becky” Rodriguez has received the Spring 2021 Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. Becky is the first recipient from the College of Science & Engineering in the 23-year history of the Josie R. Johnson award.

Larry Miller
In memoriam, News

In memorium: Professor Emeritus Larry Miller

Posted April 29, 2021

Professor Emeritus Larry Miller passed away at the age of 81.

Clare kirkvold
News, Student Honors/Awards

Five graduate students honored in NSF graduate fellowship competition

Posted April 19, 2021

Five Chemistry graduate students were recognized in the 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) this year.

garcia nicholas
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.