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December 5, 2018

Michael Pluth Receives Oregon Medical Research Foundation Award

December 3, 2018

Marina Guenza is named as a fellow in the AAAS

Geri Richmond to serve another term on the National Science Board

September 11, 2018

Guenza Lab Research featured on cover of Soft Matter

Image: Journal Cover and Marina Guenza PhotoA research paper from the Guenza lab has been featured on the cover of the September 21st edition of Soft Matter The journal, a publication of the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry, deals with the fundamental science underlying the behavior of soft matter, with a focus on the interface between physics, materials science, biology, chemical engineering and chemistry.

The paper, titled “Coarse-graining simulation approaches for polymer melts: the effect of potential range on computational efficiency”, was authored by postdoctoral scholar Mohammadhasan Dinpajooh and Professor Marina Guenza.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…)

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