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From left: Jason Adams, Aleczandria Tiffany, Jason Madinya, and Raul Sun Han Chang.ChBE graduate students, Jason Adams, Raul Sun Han Chang, Jason Madinya, and Aleczandria Tiffany have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. ChBE News article.
Semin Lee photoBeckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Semin Lee (Moore), designed a method for synthesizing conjugated nanohoops, which are reminiscent of the shortest segment of a carbon nanotube. Beckman Institute News article.
Wilfred van der Donk and Chad Rienstra photosChemistry researchers Wilfred van der Donk and Chad Rienstra along with their MCB collaborators are highlighted in Spring LAS News magazine article about basic medical research on campus. LAS News article.
Allene Rosalind Jeanes (image courtesy of the Natinal Inventors Hall of Fame)Alumna Allene Rosalind Jeanes will be inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May for, in part, creating a blood plasma extender used by medics in the Korean and Vietnam wars. LAS News article.
Kenneth Suslick photoKenneth Suslick is the 2017 Crano Memorial Lecturer. The award is given by the Akron Section of the ACS. Dr. Suslick will give a research lecture and a talk for general audiences. Crano Memorial Lecture Series.
Pictorial representation of a lasso peptideThe Douglas Mitchell research group reports the development of a tool that searches through microbial genomes, identifying clusters of genes that indicate an organism’s ability to synthesize therapeutically promising molecules. IGB News article.
Thao Ngo photoYang graduate student, Thao Ngo was selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer. She is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow whose research focuses on studying the growth and dissolution of Pt-based nano catalysts using in situ electron microscopy and x-ray based techniques. ChBE News article.
Martin Gruebele photoMartin Gruebele is the recipient of the ACS 2017 Nakanishi Prize. The ACS award is given biennially to recognize and stimulate significant work that extends chemical and spectroscopic methods to the study of important biological phenomena.

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