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Cynthia M. Friend Wins ACS Award in Surface Chemistry

January 24, 2017

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.

Barbara Anderson Celebrates Service Milestone

Barbara Anderson Celebrates Service Milestone

January 3, 2017

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. 

Sunney Xie joins the National Academy of Medicine

Sunney Xie joins the National Academy of Medicine

October 19, 2016

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.

Bok Center Awards Certificates of Excellence, Distinction for Spring 2016

September 30, 2016

Congratulations to the following students, preceptors, lecturers and course assistants awarded Bok Center certificates for their exemplary contributions to teaching in spring 2016 courses!

Certificates of Distinction for Teaching Fellows and Course Assistants
Chemistry 20 — Ethan Magno, David Rose, Edward Schiffman, Prithvi Vangal
Chemistry 27 — Stephanie Deccy, David Gygi, Corey Husic, Jelena Ivanis, Michael Mandler, Erin May, Raecca Moore, Christopher Podracky, David Rose, Joseph Sauer, Mac Schumer, Paige Swanson, Isabelle Yang, Andrew Read more about Bok Center Awards Certificates of Excellence, Distinction for Spring 2016

Dr. Richard H. Holm Wins Welch Award

Dr. Richard H. Holm Wins Welch Award

September 12, 2016

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

SitN director Amy Gilson is a SMASH16 Fellow

September 9, 2016

CCB graduate student Amy Gilson is one of the inaugural class of Fellows chosen for the 2016 Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub conference, hosted by radio station WGBH. The conference takes place September 20-22. A gathering of over 300 leading scientists, journalists, and science media communicators from all over the world, SMASH16 explores new methods of innovation in interactive science media. Amy is co-creator of the Science in the News  Read more about SitN director Amy Gilson is a SMASH16 Fellow