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Yi Lu photoYi Lu has been named one of the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers. He was also on the list in 2015 and 2016. University of Illinois News.
Paul Lauterbur photoPaul Lauterbur was inducted (posthumously) into the Engineering & Science Hall of Fame. University of Illinois News.
Shuming Nie and Jonathan Sweedler photoTwo Dept. of Chemistry faculty members were chosen as 2017 Magnificent Tens by the Analytical Scientist magazine. Shuming Nie is in the "Giants of Nano" section and Jonathan Sweedler is in the "Leaders" section.
Charles Sing, left, and graduate students Jason Madinya and Tyler Lytle photoIn a new study, Charles Sing and colleagues tune electrostatic charges in synthetic polymers to drive self-assembly processes to create potentially useful new synthetic materials. University of Illinois News.
David V. Boger photoChemical Engineering alumnus, David V. Boger (PhD '65, Westwater) awarded a 2017 LAS Alumni Achievement Award for his work on fluid movement and ways to prevent tailings dam disasters. LAS News.
Michael J. Sofia photoChemistry alumnus, Michael J. Sofia (PhD '84, Katzenellebogen) receives a 2017 LAS Alumni Achievement Award for discovering the cure for Hepatitis C. LAS News.
Huimin Zhao photoHuimin Zhao will receive the 2018 Marvin Johnson Award from the Biochemical Technology Division of the American Chemical Society for his outstanding research contributions toward the advancement of microbial and biochemical technology. ChBE article.
Paul Hergenrother photoThe Kenneth Rinehart Endowment has enabled Paul Hergenrother to pursue pioneering research developing antibiotics that affect drug resistant bacteria. This LAS News article also includes a profile of Kenneth and Marilyn Rinehart.
School faculty members, Andrew Ferguson, Martin Gruebele, So Hirata, Nancy Makri, Charles Sing, Charles Schroeder, and Kenneth Schweizer, are members of the Computational Molecular Science (CMS) Group recently established at the Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute News.
Erin Nissen photoGraduate student, Erin Nissen (Dlott) was one of five to be awarded a first-year fellowship by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration in 2017. Chemistry News.

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