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November 20, 2020
We are excited to announce that applications open December 14, 2020 for the Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR)!   Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) is a summer research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and facilitated by the University of Washington’s (UW) Clean Energy Institute (CEI). It supports a select group of undergraduates to participate in authentic research in solar, energy storage, and grid technologies under the mentorship of UW’s... Read more
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November 20, 2020
We are excited to announce that applications open December 14, 2020 for the Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates! University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) is a Materials Research and Engineering Center (MRSEC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF 1719797). MEM-C aims to accelerate the development of future energy conversion, information processing, and sensing technologies through... Read more
James Gaynor
November 6, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. James Gaynor '19 on winning the Carl E. Anderson Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Laser Science from the American Physical Society. The award recognizes doctoral research in the Laser Science area and encourages effective written and oral presentation of research results; it carries a $1,000 prize. Dr. Gaynor completed his Ph.D. work on ultrafast vibronic phenomena directly revealed by multidimensional electronic-vibrational spectroscopy with Munira Khalil, ... Read more
Alshakim Nelson
November 3, 2020
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Associate Professor Alshakim (Al) Nelson on his new role as Director of Education for the University of Washington's Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute.  Al will lead the Molecular Engineering Ph.D. Program and oversee a faculty committee responsible for the program’s curriculum, admissions, and oversight of students.... Read more
October 18, 2020
From an early age, UW senior Marium Raza understood the importance of affordable health care. Raised in Redmond, Washington, she had excellent health coverage through her father’s employer, but she glimpsed a different reality during summer trips to Pakistan to visit relatives. Health care there was neither covered nor adequate. “We would basically just avoid going to the doctor while we were there,” Raza recalls. “If we needed anything, we’d wait until we were back in the States. I was always... Read more
Prof. Sam Jenekhe
October 7, 2020
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Professor Samson Jenekhe on receiving the American Physical Society’s 2021 Polymer Physics Prize. Professor Jenekhe is recognized for his influential work on semiconducting polymers for electronic and photovoltaic applications. Featured on American Physical Society
Rose Garden in front of Bagley Hall
September 29, 2020
Dear Chemistry Faculty, Staff and Students, Welcome to a new academic year. I hope this message finds you well. My deepest condolences go out to those of you who have lost family and friends over the last few months. The last seven months have been traumatic for us all and the future appears uncertain. The events of the past months have also laid bare the racial injustices and inequalities that exist in the realms of health care, law enforcement, and education. The students, staff, postdoctoral... Read more
Xiaosong Li
September 9, 2020
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Xiaosong Li, Harry and Catherine Jaynne Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry, on his new role as Associate Editor of Chemical Physics Reviews. Featured in Chemical Physics Reviews’ Associate Editor Spotlight
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September 4, 2020
Each year the Department of Chemistry acknowledges our top students in the Honors General Chemistry series, the Honors Organic Chemistry series, and the Physical Chemistry series. The P.C. Cross award for the top student in Physical Chemistry has been awarded to Cable Warren. The Hyp Dauben award for the top students in Honors Organic Chemistry has been awarded to Matt Helton, Zachariah Fincher, and Hayden Manninen. The Honors General Chemistry Achievement Award for the top students in... Read more
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August 31, 2020
The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the UW for graduate students in quantum information science and technology, or QIST.Featured on UW News