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Joshua Pierce selected as Sigma Xi awardee

The NC State chapter of Sigma Xi honors early career faculty who have demonstrated excellence in their areas of research specialization. Dr. Joshua Pierce was selected this year as one of two awardees for his cutting edge research in organic synthesis and chemical biology of complex marine natural products. Posted April 30, 2015

2015 Awards for Excellence

Congratulations to our Awards for Excellence nominees: Dr. Vamsi Kandhi in the EPA category and Ms. Katie Elliott and Mrs. Maria Moreno in the SPA category. They were nominated by colleagues for their exemplary work, efficiency and dedication to the faculty, staff and students they serve. They were recognized on April 16 by Dean Dan Solomon in the College of Sciences Awards for Excellence ceremony. Posted April 23, 2015

Eric Alexy receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Eric Alexy, a senior in the Lindsey lab, was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support his academic and research pursuits in graduate school. Eric will attend CalTech in the fall and hopes to pursue his Ph.D. with Dr. Brian Stoltz. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Posted April 14, 2015

Matthew Boudreau receives Honorable Mention as Goldwater Scholar

Matthew Boudreau, a junior in the Pierce lab, recently was recognized as a 2015 Goldwater Honorable Mention. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Matthew was one of only three NC State students that were recognized nationally. Posted April 14, 2015

Lucia elected as an ACS Councilor

Lucian Lucia has just been elected an ACS Councilor to represent Members at the Division level (CELL, 2015-2017). He solicits feedback from any and all Members regardless of Division or local affiliation to ensure that the voice of our members is heard. Please send all ideas, suggestions, and criticisms to lalucia@ncsu.edu. Posted April 6, 2015

2015 Poster Session winners

At the 2015 annual Department of Chemistry poster session, the winners of the poster judging by category are:

  • Bio-analytical/physical: Jing Zhao and Tao Jin;
  • Organic/Chemical Education: Chris Brackett and Kimberly Castelli;
  • Inorganic: Alyson Rice and Zahirul Sohang.
The Caitlin, Erin and Jocelyn Muddiman Award for Outstanding and Creative Research was awarded to Yasamin Moazami. The Excellence in Organic Chemistry Award in Honor of Professor Daniel Comins winner was Bérénice C. Lemercier. And Bradley L. Carpenter was awarded the BASF Innovative Graduate Research Award. Click here for a detailed listing. Posted March 17, 2015

Comins selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor Daniel Comins has achieved Fellow status in the Royal Society of Chemistry. Fellows must have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences. As a Fellow, Dr. Comins is entitled to use the designatory letters FRSC after his name. He will be included in a list of recently admitted Fellows, which will be published in The Times (London) newspaper in the near future. Dr. Comins is also a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Posted March 9, 2015

Franzen group publishes mid-infrared plasmonics breakthrough

A Nature Materials paper from the Franzen laboratory and collaborators Edward Sachet and Jon-Paul Maria in Materials Science and Engineering at NCSU describes a breakthrough in mid-infrared plasmonics. The novel material that a group of Chemists, Materials Scientists and Physicists have helped to design and test was predicted to be possible in two papers published by the Franzen group in 2002. Posted February 28, 2015

Lucia Receives Two Honors

Dr. Lucian Lucia was recently designated a Fulbright US Scholar Grantee to conduct green chemistry-based teaching and research in one or more Universities in Brazil for up to four months during 2015-2016. He has also chosen as a High-end Foreign Expert by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (China) in which he will conduct research at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) for part of 2015. The latter award recognizes non-Chinese scientists who have demonstrated significant research accomplishments in a specific area. Posted February 20, 2015

Whangbo selected as Associate Editor of Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

Professor Mike Whangbo has been selected as the Associate Editor of Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. This journal, according to their website, "publishes peer-reviewed original papers, conference proceedings and review articles examining all aspects of superconductivity, including new materials, new mechanisms, basic and technological properties, new phenomena, and various-scale applications. The rapidly expanding field of novel magnetism is also featured in the journal. Coverage focuses on such topics as spintronics, magnetic semiconductors, properties of magnetic multilayers, magnetoresistive materials and structures, and magnetic oxides." Posted February 19, 2015

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