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Chemistry Faculty Search 2022

Posted August 31, 2022

The Department of Chemistry seeks to fill two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning immediately.

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Faculty Honors/Awards

Professor Theresa Reineke named Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science in Chemistry

Posted August 17, 2022

University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professor Theresa Reineke has been named a Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science in the University’s Department of Chemistry. The chair is one of two established by the late chemistry Professor Emeritus Stephen Prager and the late Dr. Julie Prager.

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Chemistry Represents at University on the Prairie

Posted July 29, 2022

After a two year pandemic break, University on the Prairie returned to the UMN Southwest Research and Outreach Center.

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Professor Truhlar Eclipses the 200,000 Citations Mark

Posted July 6, 2022

Regents Professor Donald Truhlar has been cited over 200,000 times according to Google Scholar, with 24 articles each reaching 1,000 or more citations.

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Joint Safety Team hosts visit of U of Wisconsin, and Safety Workshop for High School Teachers

Posted July 5, 2022

The Joint Safety Team (JST), a researcher-led organization focused on improving the safety culture in chemical laboratories at the University of Minnesota, has hosted two recent events.

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Green & Sustainable Chemistry Workshop for High School Teachers

Posted June 27, 2022

The Department of Chemistry hosted eighteen high school teachers from Minnesota, South Dakota, and Maine for a three-day workshop (June 20-22) with the goal of learning how to integrate green and sustainable chemistry into their classrooms.

2022 GSRS winners
ChemNews, Student Honors/Awards

Graduate Students honored for 3rd-Year Research Symposium talks

Posted June 16, 2022

Eight graduate students—Shahzad Alam, Gretchen Burke, Erin Plasek, Emily Prebihalo, Rachel Rapagnani, Jacob Schaffner, Elizabeth Smithwick, and Dorian Sneddon—were selected as winners of the 21st annual 3rd-year Graduate Student Research Symposium.

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Faculty Honors/Awards

Renee Frontiera named Finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Posted June 13, 2022

Professor Renee Frontiera has been named a Finalist for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early-career scientists and engineers.

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Student Honors/Awards

Undergraduate celebration honors graduates and award recipients

Posted June 7, 2022

The Department of Chemistry hosted a recognition event on Thursday, May 12 to present awards, scholarships, and fellowships to undergraduate students and to celebrate the graduating class.

Outstanding Service Award Winners
Staff Honors & Awards

Chuck Tomlinson receives 2022 President's Award for Outstanding Service

Posted June 6, 2022

Chemistry department Director of Operations Chuck Tomlinson has received the 2022 President's Award for Outstanding Service. The award, established in 1997, recognizes faculty and staff who have provided exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units.