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Lasse Jensen receives NSF Career Award

Lasse Jensen receives NSF Career Award

Lasse Jensen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been seletec to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. CAREER is a Foundation-wide activity that "offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."

Jensen's research focuses on developing new theoretical and computational tools for addressing fundamental questions relevant to optical spectroscopy of bio- and nano-systems. Jensen joined the Chemistry Department in 2007.

Scott Showalter receives NSF Career Award

Scott Showalter receives NSF Career Award

Scott Showalter, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. CAREER is a Foundation-wide activity that "offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."

Showalter is a biophysical chemist who uses both experimental and computational techniques to study biological macromolecules. Showalter joined the Penn State Chemistry Department in 2008.

Students Honored for Contributions to Department

Students Honored for Contributions to Department

Eight chemistry graduate students have been selected for the 2009 Service and Leadership Award. The students were honored at the annual Chemistry awards reception held on December 9 on the Verne A. Willaman Gateway. The students were selected for their exceptional service  in support of graduate and faculty recruiting. The students who received the 2009 award included: Stacey Dean, Emil Hernandez, Melissa Mullen, Carl Myers, Jenay Robert, Josh Sokoloski, Jay Stephens, and Chris Wostenberg.

Cary Supalo receives MRS Graduate Student Award

Cary Supalo receives MRS Graduate Student Award

Cary Supalo, a graduate student in Dr. Tom Mallouk's research group, was honored at the recent Materials Research Society meeting held in Boston, MA. Cary's project, Using Talking and Audible Tools to Assist Students Who Are Blind or Low Vision in the Science Laboratory Classroom, received a silver medal. The MRS Graduate Student Awards are "intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction."

Harry Allcock receives the Polymer Education Award

Harry Allcock receives the Polymer Education Award

Harry Allcock, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2010 Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award from the American Chemical Society. The Flory award was created to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding achievements by an individual in promoting undergraduate or graduate polymer education.

Steve Benkovic receives  ACS Award in Peptide Chemistry

Steve Benkovic receives ACS Award in Peptide Chemistry

Steve Benkovic, Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2010 Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry. This award, sponsored by the Merck Research Laboratories, recognizes and encourages outstanding achievements in the chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics of peptides.

Will Castleman receives ACS Award in Chemical Physics

Will Castleman receives ACS Award in Chemical Physics

Will Castleman, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and Physics and Eberly Family Distinguished Chair in Science, has been selected to receive the 2010 Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics from the American Chemical Society. Click here to read the full press release.

John Lintner receives Wheeler P. Davey Award

John Lintner receives Wheeler P. Davey Award

John Lintner, Program Coordinator in the NMR Facility, has been selected to receive the 2009 Wheeler P. Davey Award for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Support. This award was created by a donor who wished to recognize outstanding achievement by a Chemistry staff member in support of research. Lintner received his award at the 2009 Chemistry Department awards reception that was held on the Verne A. Willaman Gateway to the Sciences.

Mark Maroncelli Selected for Humboldt Fellowship

Mark Maroncelli Selected for Humboldt Fellowship

Mark Maroncelli, Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive a Alexander van Humboldt Fellowship. Maroncelli plans to work with Nikolaus Ernsting at Humboldt University in Berlin on a collaborative research project related to ultrafast spectroscopy.

Russ Rogers and Phil Stemple Receive College Awards

Russ Rogers and Phil Stemple Receive College Awards

At a recent ceremony, Chemistry staff members Russ Rogers and Phillip Stemple were recognized for their contributions to the College of Science. Russ Rogers, Chemistry's Scientific Glassblower, received the 2009 award for Research Technical Support. Phillip Stemple, Lecture Demonstration Specialist, received the 2009 award for Creativity. Both awards were presented at a reception held in the Nittany Lion Inn on November 18.

Scott Phillips receives a Gates Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

Scott Phillips receives a Gates Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

Scott Phillips, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a Gates Grand Challenges Exploration Grant. The Grand Challenges Explorations program fosters creative projects that show great promise to improve the health of people in the developing world.  Read the full press release.

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