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The Chemical & Engineering News' Talented 12 highlights twelve early-career scientists doing research that will have a global impact. Congratulations to Alisha "Jonesy" Jones, PhD '15 on being named one of C&EN's T12, selected from nearly 450 nominations submitted by C&EN's readers!  Read the C&EN feature Jonesy completed her doctoral work on "Development and… Read more
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The UW is delighted to announce the recipients of the 54th annual University of Washington Awards of Excellence! The awards honor outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and retirees who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community. Featured on University of Washington 
The Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) selected Professor Xiaosong Li as the 2024 recipient of the Jack Simons Award for Theoretical Chemistry in recognition of his long history of exemplary research contributions and involvement in the physical chemistry community. Prof. Li will be honored at the ACS National Meeting in Denver in August 2024 and will be invited to present his research at the same meeting. McCoy will also be invited to present a plenary lecture… Read more
We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Alexandra Velian has been promoted to associate professor with tenure and Associate Professors Ashleigh Theberge and Joshua Vaughan have been promoted to professor. These promotions are effective September 16, 2024.  Alexandra Velian Associate Professor Professor Alexandra Velian’s research program targets the design of new materials that contribute to decarbonization, clean energy and quantum information… Read more
Tune in on June 13 to see Scientific Instructional Technician Hakme Lee compete on the popular TV game show, Jeopardy! Hakme's episode will air on KABC-TV on Thursday, June 13, 2024. In the Seattle metropolitan area, you can view it on KOMO-TV at 10:00 PM, or stream the episode later on Pluto TV. Congratulations, Hakme! We can't wait to see you on Jeopardy!
We are pleased to introduce you to our undergraduate students supported by departmental scholarships and book awards! H. K. Benson Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship Dylan Abramson is a second-year undergraduate student studying biochemistry. He is intrigued by biological chemistry's ability to illuminate new understandings of human biology. For the past year, Dylan has been learning the ropes of chemistry research working on unstudied bacterial enzyme mechanisms. He plans to… Read more
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the following prizes for outstanding work by graduate students. These awards, announced each spring, recognize outstanding contributions to research by doctoral students and carry a $1,000 prize. The awards were restructured in Academic Year 2022-23 after a few years hiatus and are funded by endowments made possible through philanthropic support of faculty, friends, and alumni. All UW Chemistry Ph.D. students that have completed their General… Read more
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the following prizes for outstanding work by graduate students. These awards, announced each spring, recognize doctoral research and carry a $1,000 prize. The awards were established in Academic Year 2021-22 and are funded by endowments made possible through the philanthropic support of faculty, friends, and alumni. George H. Cady Prize for Best Thesis in Inorganic Chemistry Ben Mitchell earned his Ph.D. in 2023 for his work… Read more
Congratulations to Jonathan Aalto, Abby Burtner, Aarun Hendrickson, Jessica Keane, and Mitchell Klein, who have all been named to the 2024 Husky 100! The Husky 100 honors one hundred UW undergraduates and graduate students in all areas of study who actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities, and for the future. Through their passion, leadership, and commitment, these students inspire all of us… Read more
Thank you for joining us this Husky Giving Day and opening the door to discovery for undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry! Husky Giving Day is a time when we really can all come together. Members of our community who participated represent diverse demographics including GOLD alumni (graduates of the last decade), alumni who have celebrated the golden anniversary of their graduation, alumni with degrees outside of chemistry or biochemistry, UW staff and faculty, first-time… Read more