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July 2, 2018

Julie Haack and Jim Hutchison Receive Sustainability Awards

Photo: Julie Haack and Jim HutchisonBeginning in 2015, the University of Oregon launched the Sustainability Award Program to recognize individuals whose contributions deepen our culture of sustainability across a range of institutional activities.

The 2018 Sustainability Award recipients were announced at an awards ceremony on May 30th, 2018. Two Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty members were among the award recipients.

 

Julie Haack was presented with the Excellence in Teaching Award. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Teaching Engagement Program, this award recognizes faculty who have developed pedagogy and curriculum which reinforce and advance principles of sustainability through course design and instruction. Dr. Haack was selected for her national leadership in the teaching of green chemistry, her multidisciplinary partnerships across UO’s schools and colleges, and for developing courses and workshops with a focus on green chemistry and life cycle thinking, including the UO’s Sustainable Invention Immersion Week

Jim Hutchison received the Research Innovation Award, which is sponsored by the Associate Vice President for Innovation.  This award recognizes University of Oregon projects whose innovations were developed in the course of UO research and are now offered as commercially available products or services that improve sustainability. DeFUNKify laundry products, which were developed as a result of research discoveries made in the Hutchison Lab, exemplify this type of innovation. Professor Hutchison also founded the first center for green nanoscience, the Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative (SNNI). The goals of  SNNI are to develop new nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing approaches that offer a high level of performance, yet pose minimal harm to human health or the environment.

To learn more about the UO Sustainability Award Program, visit bit.ly/2K3habY or read about the 2018 awards in AroundtheO

 

June 20, 2018

Ramesh Jasti and Ken Prehoda chosen for Faculty Excellence Awards

Photo: Ramesh Jasti & Ken PrehodaChemistry and Biochemistry’s Ramesh Jasti and Ken Prehoda are among fifteen faculty members selected for the prestigious University of Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards.

The Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards was established in 2006 through the support of Lorry Lokey and is designed to recognize, reward and retain nationally competitive faculty members who have a record of excellence in research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and education. The awards provide faculty members with a $20,000 salary supplement or $30,000 for research support.

Read more in AroundtheO

May 29, 2018

Deborah Exton Chosen for Tykeson Teaching Award

Photo: Deborah Exton

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Senior Instructor Deborah Exton is among three faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences that have been recognized for excellence in teaching as recipients of this year’s Tykeson Teaching Awards.

Read more in AroundtheO.

 

May 22, 2018

Chemistry Faculty Honored with UO CURE Award

Photo: Students in Chemistry Lab

Faculty members in the Chemical Synthesis Group – professors Michael Haley, David Johnson, Vickie DeRose, Michael Pluth, Ramesh Jasti, Darren Johnson, Ken Doxsee, and David Tyler – were recently named as recipients of the inaugural UO CURE award for their exceptional work with undergraduates.

Read more in AroundtheO

May 21, 2018

Darren Johnson named Bradshaw & Holzapfel Research Professor in Transformational Science and Mathematics

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Darren Johnson is the first recipient of the Bradshaw and Holzapfel Research Professorship in Transformational Science and Mathematics. The endowed professorship was established by UO biology professor William Bradshaw and researcher Christina Holzapfel in the UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution.

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April 18, 2018

James Prell Selected for ASMS Research Award

Photo: James Prell

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty James Prell has been chosen for a 2018 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award. The $35,000 awards are presented annually to promote academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry. (more…)

March 21, 2018

Cathy Wong and Jim Prell Honored with NSF Career Awards

Photo: Cathy Wong & Jim Prell

Assistant Professors Cathy Wong and Jim Prell are among five University of Oregon faculty members that received prestigious National Science Foundation Career Awards this academic year.

Read more about their awards and research in AroundtheO.

February 26, 2018

JCP Selects Marcus Lab Article as “Editor’s Pick”

The Editors of The Journal of Chemical Physics have chosen a recently accepted article about research in the Andrew H. Marcus‘ lab as an “Editor’s Pick.”

Image: Cover page, Journal of Chemical PhysicsThe article, titled “Temperature-dependent conformations of exciton-coupled Cy3 dimers in double-stranded DNA,” was a collaborative effort led by the Marcus group, is also featured on the cover of the journal’s  February 28, 2018 edition.

Read more in the JCP

January 26, 2018

Paper by Julie Haack Receives Responsible Research in Management Award

Photo: Julie Haack & Erlenmayer FlaskUO Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Julie Haack has co-authored a paper that has been selected for a Responsible Research in Management Award.

The award, sponsored by the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), honors works that  focus on important issues for business and society with rigorous research methods and credible results.

The paper, titled “If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistrywas published in Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Haack’s co-authors were Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew J. Nelson, Andrew G. Earle, Julie A. Haack and Douglas M. Young.

January 17, 2018

Geri Richmond Chosen to Lead Sigma Xi Honor Society

UO chemist Geri Richmond has been elected to take on a three-year leadership role in Sigma Xi, the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers.

Read more in AroundtheO

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