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News & Events

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Maria Gallardo-Williams featured in The Technician

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams whose work on the Alt Textbook project was featured in The Technician. Read the full article for more information. Posted February 4, 2016

Castellano and colleagues publish paper on triplet energy transfer from semiconductor nanocrystals

Dr. Phil Castellano and colleagues have published a paper in Science titled, "Direct observation of triplet energy transfer from semiconductor nanocrystals" (22 JANUARY 2016 • VOL 351 ISSUE 6271, pp. 369-372, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad6378). Their discoveries include direct triplet-triplet transfer from Cd-Se nanoparticles to solutes and a six order of magnitude lifetime enhancement of excitons from the semiconductor nanomaterial. Read the full NCSU news posting for more information. Posted January 31, 2016

NSF recommends Elena Jakubikova for CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has recommended Professor Elena Jakubikova for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. This is the most prestigious award offered by the NSF in support of early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who effectively integrate research and education. This award was made for Elena's proposal "Computational Studies of Light-Induced Dynamics in First-Row Transition Metal Complexes" and will provide a total of $575K in funding over a 5-year period.
Posted November 30, 2015

Vishwas Rao receives award at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Vishwas Rao, an undergraduate research assistant in the Williams group, was awarded a prize for “Outstanding Poster Presentation” at the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle. There were more than 2,000 presentations in total at this year’s meeting. Vishwas was supported with travel grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research and the University Honors Program. Posted November 28, 2015

Leslie Sombers and Gavin Williams selected as 2015-16 University Faculty Scholars

Leslie Sombers and Gavin Williams have been selected as 2015-16 University Faculty Scholars in recognition of their outstanding achievements and academic leadership. Only about 20 scholars are selected annually from across the university for this prestigious NCSU award, so this is an especially noteworthy and happy occasion for the Department of Chemistry and is a reflection of the great things that are happening in our department. It is indeed rare to have awards given to 2 faculty from the same department in the same year! Posted November 27, 2015

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