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decorative image - a "badge" with purple and gold background and text "University of Washington Husky Giving Day April 6, 2023"
March 17, 2023
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6, Husky Giving Day, the University Washington's annual one-day giving campaign. Join us in supporting the people, programs and causes you care about most. Together we can change the world. Please help us fund a summer stipend for an undergraduate researcher through the Chemistry Scholarship Fund on April 6 by visiting our Husky Giving Day page to make your... Read more
Words stenciled on a brick wall: Live. Work. Create.
February 10, 2023
Content will be added on this page as alumni submit updates, so check back periodically! If you have an update, please let us know. Last update: 3/13/2023 2000s Heather Price (Ph.D. 2004) teaches general chemistry and general, organic and biological chemistry and leads the Climate Justice Across the Curriculum project at North Seattle College. After earning her PhD in chemistry with Daniel Jaffe... Read more
Deborah Illman seated at a desk with a joyful expression, with her hands out, palms up and elbows bent
February 1, 2023
Deborah Illman '76 was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Illman was elected along with three other scientists from the University of Washington and are among 505 new fellows from around the world, who are recognized for “their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements” in science and engineering. Illman is the founding editor of Northwest Science & Technology, former associate editor of Chemical &... Read more
Two portraits side by side: Sarah Pristash and Chetan Poudel
January 13, 2023
The 2023 cohort of Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients was announced on December 15, 2022. Two postdoctoral scholars in the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Chetan Poudel and Dr. Sarah Pristash ‘22, were selected to join this prestigious cohort. Poudel, a postdoctoral scholar in Associate Professor Joshua Vaughan’s group, was selected to apply lightsheet microscopy of novel... Read more
I-5 and Downtown Seattle from a southeastern perspective, at night
October 12, 2022
What will our recent graduates be doing when they leave the UW? We look forward to expanding this page quarter by quarter! Content will be added on this page as students graduate, so check back periodically! Last update: 3/17/2023 Progyateg Chakma, Ph.D. is going to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a position as a postdoctoral research associate. Progyateg conducted postdoctoral training with Prof. Matt Golder from August 2020 through January 2023. Peter... Read more
Lewis Johnson
September 16, 2022
"PSBJ’s 40 Under 40 highlights people who’ve made significant strides in their careers and showcased a strong sense of civic duty while actively contributing to their communities in the Puget Sound region. Lewis will be featured in PSBJ’s upcoming publication and honored at their event on September 22. "Dr. Lewis E. Johnson is a scientist, entrepreneur, and life-long Seattleite. With a passion for making a better future, he’s devoted himself to research experience in nanotechnology,... Read more
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September 12, 2022
Jump to MSACST Degrees DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED Summer 2021, Autumn 2021, Winter 2022, and Spring 2022 Todd Johnathan Anderson, PhD Chemistry New Microfabricated Tools for Electrochemical Imaging and Sensing (Professor Bo Zhang) Ryan Beck, PhD Chemistry Examination of Defect-Induced Properties in Nanomaterial Systems (Professor Xiaosong Li) Janna Leala Berman, PhD Chemistry New... Read more
Lucinda Liu wearing a graduation cap and gown standing behind a lectern
August 23, 2022
Reflections on working, researching, learning, and living amid a pandemic as members of the Department of Chemistry. William Wu, B.S. 2022Thinking back to four years ago, I still remember the day of the freshman welcome party of the chemistry department. It seems that we have some more/less people today. This is not because we break the law of conservation, but because our chemistry department is an open system, in which we thoroughly exchanged our ideas, our feelings, and our... Read more
The Velian group in front of Bagley Hall giving the peace sign
August 19, 2022
Our capacity for excellence in research and teaching is a direct result of hundreds of friends and alumni coming together to support the department’s work each year. With your help, we are educating the next generation of leading scientists, advancing the field of chemistry, and accelerating vital scientific discoveries. In the past year, your gifts have made a tangible impact on: Recruiting the top graduate student applicants by providing generous fellowship support Strengthening research... Read more
Colleen Craig and Andrea Carroll
August 19, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Associate Teaching Professors Andrea Carroll and Colleen Craig have been promoted to teaching professor, effective September 16, 2022.  Prof. Andrea Carroll Professor Andrea Carroll has taught 43,225 student credit hours in the past five years, including Preparation for General Chemistry, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry III, as well as the lab components for the entire general chemistry series (142/152/162) and accelerated general chemistry series (143/... Read more