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Colleen Craig
April 30, 2021
Associate Teaching Professor Colleen Craig is quoted in the story "How an alternative grading system is improving student learning" in Chemical & Engineering News. Craig has discussed specifications grading (or specs grading) with the Department of Chemistry's Undergraduate Education Committee, and has invited Associate Professor Santiago Toledo of St. Edward’s University, an early adopter of specs grading, to present a workshop to the Department of Chemistry on... Read more
Stefan Stoll
April 28, 2021
The International EPR/ESR Society awarded the 2021 IES Silver Medal for Instrumentation and Methods to Associate Professor Stefan Stoll for his seminal contributions to computational EPR spectroscopy and analysis. Congratulations, Stefan! Read the full citation on
Jeffrey Buenaflor holding a molecular model
April 28, 2021
We’re delighted to share that Jeffrey Paz Buenaflor, who earned his PhD in chemistry in 2019 with Professor Christine Luscombe, is featured in The Minnesota Chemist as a member of the Joint Safety Team, a partnership between the University of Minnesota's Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and the Dow Chemical Company. The Joint Safety Team, many of whose members are active in the... Read more
Portrait of Emile Pitre
April 15, 2021
Emile Pitre, who earned an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Washington in 1969 with Professor Emeritus John Macklin, will be celebrated on May 12, 2021 as the 2020 winner of the Charles E. Odegaard Award by the UW's... Read more
Snapshot of Lauren Rajakovich
April 14, 2021
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Lauren Rajakovich will join us as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Rajakovich received a B.S. in chemistry from Wake Forest University where she conducted research with Professor Patricia C. Dos Santos on the biosynthesis of thionucleosides. Dr. Rajakovich received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology. She trained in the joint laboratory of Professor J. Martin Bollinger, Jr. and Professor... Read more
ChromaTOF Tile example
April 6, 2021
A commercial version of software developed by the Synovec research group has been licensed and launched by LECO Corporation, a world leader in GC×GC-TOFMS technology, through CoMotion, UW's collaborative innovation hub. Professor Robert Synovec’s research group pioneered the development of experimental design driven, discovery-based data analysis software for comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC... Read more
Portrait of Jack Geary
March 30, 2021
Congratulations to graduate student Jack Geary who was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Jack Geary is a second-year graduate student in the research group of Assistant Professor Dianne Xiao.... Read more
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March 29, 2021
Over 100 UW graduate and professional programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report to be among the top 35 in the nation.Featured on UW News 
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March 28, 2021
Roy Black, affiliate professor of chemistry and of bioengineering at the UW, writes a letter to the editor in response to Tim Flannery’s December 3, 2020 review of The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth by Michael Marshall. Featured on The New York Review.
Cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry C, March 2021
March 23, 2021
The cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry C features the new organic electro-optical (OEO) chromophore BTP7 which was developed by researchers using a theory-guided design methodology pioneered by the Robinson and Dalton groups at the UW. The team — comprised of Postdoctoral Scholar Huajun Xu, Research Scientists Lewis Johnson, Delwin Elder, and Scott Hammond, Professors Bruce Robinson and Larry Dalton, and partners at KU Leuven and Nonlinear Materials Corporation (NLM) — used... Read more