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Prof. Theresa Reineke receives the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

Posted October 22, 2021

Professor Theresa Reineke was named a 2022 Arthur C. Cope Scholar. She will accept her award and deliver an address at the American Chemical Society meeting in Chicago on Aug. 23, 2022


Chemistry Faculty Search 2021

Posted October 20, 2021

The Department of Chemistry seeks to fill one tenure-track or tenured faculty position beginning July 1, 2022 or later.

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News, Student Honors/Awards

The Hoye group discloses “Radial hexadehydro-Diels-Alder reactions”

Posted October 18, 2021

Dan Lee, a 5th year graduate student in Professor Thomas Hoye’s research group, discloses a new synthetic strategy enabled by the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction.

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Faculty Honors/Awards, News

2021 Brasted Award for Excellence in College Teaching awarded to Professor Jane Wissinger

Posted October 14, 2021

The Brasted award is given to an individual who excels in instruction, supervising, innovative course work and exceptional teaching at the college level chemistry courses and laboratory instructions. This year's award goes to Dr. Jane Wissinger of University of Minnesota

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Professor Sapna Sarupria joins new NSF funded research team to reduce reliance on vaccine cold chain

Posted October 1, 2021

A multi-institutional team of scientists which includes professor Sapna Sarupria of the Department of Chemistry has been awarded the NSF’s DMREF (Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future) award.


Students honored for Third-Year Talks at 20th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Posted July 13, 2021

Eight graduate students in their third years were selected as winners of the department’s 20th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, sponsored by PPG. The winning speakers were selected by the guest and faculty judges.

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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

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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).

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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.