Congratulations to our three Dean's Distinction Award winners: Dilek Dogutan, Patricia Purcell, and Joseph Lavin! The Dean's Distinction Award honors the highest-achieving FAS staff members, whose contributions, citizenship, and skillful collaboration delivered outstanding results for the FAS in 2016.
Cynthia M. Friend, T.W. Richards Professor of Chemistry, wins ACS Award in Surface Chemistry for her paradigmatic developments in the mechanistic understanding of oxygen-assisted catalytic cycles on gold surfaces and their implementation to nanoporous gold catalysts under realistic conditions. More information can be found here.
CCB would like to congratulate Barbara Anderson, Academic Affairs and Human Resource Coordinator, on her 30 years of service to Harvard University. Barbara began her career in the Office for Sponsored Reseach and has spent the last 8 years in Chemistry.
Assistant Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has been named a recipient of one of this year’s Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering, which funds the research programs of innovative early-career scientists and engineers for five years. Of 18 overall recipients, Professor Ni is one of 4 chemists to be honored with the Packard Fellowship this year. Read more about New Packard Fellowship to Kang-Kuen Ni
Congratulations to Professor Sunney Xie, just elected to the National Academy of Medicine! Membership is a recognition of his outstanding professional achievements in biophysical chemistry and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine. Xie was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and was honored with the Albany Prize in Medicine in 2015, and is a two-time recipient of the NIH Pioneer Award.
The Welch Foundation has named Dr. Richard H. Holm a recipient of the 2016 Welch Award, to be presented in October. He will share the prize with Dr. Stephen J. Lippard, MIT.
Professor Holm is credited with changing the manner in which inorganic chemistry is applied. According to Chair Charles Lieber, "the intellectual rigor he has brought to the field has transformed the way inorganic chemists approach problems, and has raisied the standards and enlarged the accomplishments of the entire field of chemistry. His notable achievements in research include developing a rational Read more about Dr. Richard H. Holm Wins Welch Award