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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 
UW Chemistry
August 25, 2020
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenured appointment to start in September 2021. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary fields involving chemistry will be considered for an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service.... Read more
UW Chemistry
August 25, 2020
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to start in September 2021. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary fields involving chemistry will be considered. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will be... Read more
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August 25, 2020
Professor Xiaosong Li brings computational science to the virtual classroom during COVID-19. Li is the Harry and Catherine Jaynne Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry and the Associate Chair for Graduate Education in the Department of Chemistry. Featured on Clean Energy Institute 
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August 10, 2020
Nature’s Label is a start-up created by five enterprising college students — Sophie Ye, Khoi Ha, Siddhant Jain and Alyssa Mell from the UW and Arya Mathew from Seattle University.Featured on Seattle Refined 
Jesse Zalatan
August 1, 2020
Coronavirus antibody tests are performed to determine if a patient has previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Assistant Professor Jesse Zalatan and coworkers are developing an inexpensive, highly-accurate platform to rapidly detect SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in patient samples, helping public health officials track the spread of COVID-19, respond to outbreaks and support the development of diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. Their work is funded by an ... Read more

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