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Portrait of Tam'ra-Kay Francis outside near a pond, with curly hair
May 13, 2022
Dr. Tam’ra-Kay Francis, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry, is featured on GeekWire in a special series focused on important community issues, innovative solutions to societal challenges, and people and non-profit groups making an impact through technology. Read the story by Lisa Stiffler for GeekWire, May 11, 2022.
Husky 100 Montage
May 2, 2022
Congratulations to Aasiya Islam, Sheharbano Jafry, Lucinda Liu, Kathy Nguyen, and Peter Tinker on being named to the 2022 Husky 100! The Husky 100 honors 100 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,... Read more
Chemistry cheat sheet by Kirill Shumilov
April 29, 2022
The Department of Chemistry's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recognizes special contributions by graduate students in undergraduate education. Congratulations to our recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2021: Madeline Currie, Mercie Hodges, Dylan Rogers, Devin Rollins, and Sahiti Shankar! Congratulations to Ashley Dostie, the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2020! Madeline Currie is a second-year graduate student in the... Read more
A cartoon depiction of the light-induced ferromagnetism that the researchers observed in ultrathin sheets of tungsten diselenide and tungsten disulfide.
April 25, 2022
UW News has posted a story about advancements in quantum materials by a team led by researchers at the University of Washington, the University of Hong Kong and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In a paper published on April 20 in Nature, the team reports that light — from a laser — can trigger a form of magnetism in a normally nonmagnetic material. This magnetism centers on the behavior of electrons “spins,”... Read more
Chantelle Leveille dressed in regalia
March 31, 2022
Congratulations to Chantelle Leveille, who defended her Ph.D. work “Phase separation in yeast vacuole membranes” on February 4, 2022. Chantelle was a student in Professor Sarah Keller’s research group specializing in live cell microscopy and image analysis. She has accepted a position with The Allen Institute for Cell Sciences!
Tyler Milstein
March 18, 2022
Congratulations to Tyler Milstein, who defended his Ph.D. work "Quantum Cutting via Broadband Sensitization in Ytterbium-Doped Lead Halide Perovskites" on March 15, 2022. Tyler was a student in Professor Daniel Gamelin's research group and investigated unique photophysical properties of semiconductor nanomaterials using a combination of optical spectroscopies and chemistry techniques. He has accepted a position with Roche Diagnostics as a Scientist (molecular engineer) where he will focus on... Read more
White hexagon on purple background with text "University of Washington Husky Giving Day, April 7, 2022"
March 15, 2022
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 7, 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 support the Friends of Chemistry fund on April 7 by visiting our Husky Giving Day page to make your gift online. By participating in Husky Giving Day, you can strengthen the Department of Chemistry by directly... Read more
Catherine Chia
March 10, 2022
From the thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Washington, one freshman, one sophomore, and one junior are selected each year for the prestigious President’s Medalist Award. The Department of Chemistry congratulates Catherine Chia, who is majoring in biochemistry, neuroscience and anthropology, who has been named the 2020-21 freshman medalist. Chia was selected by a committee for her high GPA, rigor of classes and number of Honors courses. She is in the University Honors... Read more
UW pennant in front of Suzzallo Library
March 9, 2022
Content will be added on this page as alumni submit updates, so check back periodically! Last update: 4/15/2022 1950s  No updates submitted from 1950s alumni yet! If you have an update, please let us know. 1960s  No updates submitted from 1960s alumni yet! If you have an update, please let us know. 1970s Isiah M. Warner (Ph.D. 1977) retired from Louisiana State University after an illustrious 44-year... Read more
March 1, 2022
Admitted Student Preview Day is a one-day event on Saturday, March 26, 2022, hosted by the UW Office of Admission. New Huskies can join Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, and students to explore programs and special opportunities available to students at the UW. The Department of Chemistry information session will be on Zoom on April 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. For more information and to register for these events, see the College's post on... Read more