Prof. Zachary Wickens has won a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. With this Award, the Chemical Synthesis Program of the NSF Division of Chemistry is supporting Wickens and his students, whose research enables the rapid and sustainable access to molecules integral to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.
Awards & Honors
Pazicni wins 2021 Distinguished Faculty Postdoc Mentoring Award
Prof. Sam Pazicni was presented with a 2021 Distinguished Faculty Postdoc Mentoring Award from the University of Wisconsin Postdoc Association at a virtual awards ceremony held on March 26. “Professor Pazicni’s inclusive, caring approach to …
Doolittle Promoted to Distinguished Faculty Associate
Pam Doolittle, a long-time member of the Department of Chemistry has been promoted to Distinguished Faculty Associate. In order to achieve this title, a professional must perform at a level of proficiency, have extensive experience, knowledge, and skills, as well as provide guidance and training to peers or other academic staff.
Bertram and Bain Receive James W. Taylor Excellence Teaching Awards
The Department of Chemistry has chosen two recipients for the James W. Taylor Excellence Teaching Award – Professor Timothy Bertram and senior instructional technology specialist Dr. Rachel Bain. Like many events in the past year, the departmental gathering to present the award looked quite different. Rather than holding a large gathering on campus, the award ceremony was held over Zoom.
Chemistry students win numerous awards
It was a busy year for awards, despite the constraints of a pandemic. In May, the Department of Chemistry celebrated students, faculty and staff with an online awards and graduation event called Celebrating Student Success. Because of generous donors, the department was able to give almost $500,000 in student support. See the winners of department and other awards below.
Weix and Yoon groups awarded ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable awards
The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable awarded $300,000 in grants to eight research groups across the world, two of which are at the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry. These grants support research to …
Two students named to QISE-NET’S Fall 2020 Cohort
Two WQI graduate students, Chuanhong (Vincent) Liu (McDermott Group) and Cecilia Vollbrecht (Goldsmith Group), have had their projects awarded funding through QISE-NET, the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network. Run through the University of Chicago, QISE-NET is open to any student pursuing an advanced degree in any field of quantum science. Liu, Vollbrecht, and other students in their cohort earn up to three years of support, including funding, mentoring and training at annual workshops. All awardees are paired with a mentoring QISE company or national lab, at which they will complete part of their projects. Liu and Vollbrecht explain their projects below.
American Physical Society bestows top honors on two UW scientists
October 20, 2020 By Sarah Perdue Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have earned top honors in their fields, the American Physical Society announced Oct. 7. Vernon Barger Martin Zanni Physics professor Vernon Barger won the J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle …
Girvin selected as top finalist for Reaxys Ph.D. Prize
Zeb Girvin (Gellman) is a top finalist for the Reaxys Ph.D. Prize, which recognizes accomplished young chemists for their innovative and rigorous research and is the world’s most prestigious award for PhD students in the …
Chemistry graduate student awarded 2020 AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
By Mason Braasch Department Communications Jordan Nutting Jordan Nutting, a graduate student in the Stahl Group who studies how electricity can power chemical reactions, was named a 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) …