- The Educational Outreach Committee and Chemistry Club set up interactive exhibits about nanomaterials at the Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento. The exhibit was featured in a live segment on Good Day Sacramento.
- "Thermoelectrics Are Hot (and Cold): Insights from Division of Inorganic Chemistry's Young Investigator Awardee" from Chemistry of Materials. Graduate student Juli-Anna Dolyniuk (Kovnir Lab) published a single-author editorial describing her exciting work.
- "Teaching Sustainability Through Green Chemistry" from Office of the Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer. "Green chemistry is directed towards industrial production, and is based on twelve guiding principles, focusing on design of safer chemicals and minimization of harmful ecological impact."
- UC Davis is building one of the world's strongest research programs in solid state science, which includes the recent addition of three new Chemistry faculty members: Alexander Dudnik, Kristie Koski and Jesús Velázquez.
- "Glycerol-chomping cyanobacteria work night and day to produce polymer precursors" from C&EN, featuring the work of Professor Shota Atsumi and his research group.
- Department manager Jessica Potts has been selected to serve on the advisory committee to appoint the new UC Davis Chancellor. More information about the committee may be found here.
- Postdoc Daniel Suess (Britt Lab) has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry at MIT. His research group will study redox reactions that underpin global biogeochemical cycles, metabolism and energy conversion.
- From C&EN: "Showcasing natural products in the gardens they come from" - Two exhibits in the UC Davis Arboretum educate visitors about chemicals found in plants.
- UC Davis has been ranked as the #1 best value college for women in STEM by Forbes magazine, topping such heavyweights as Cornell and Johns Hopkins.
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HONORS AND AWARDS
- Professor Jesus Velazquez was recently inducted as a CAMPOS Faculty Scholar. This program recognizes "exceptional scientists in a STEM discipline." Click here for more information.
- 2015 Ph.D. alumna Lisa Anderson (Franz Lab) received a New England BioLabs Passion in Science Award for her work on biofuels and "Green Lab" intiative as a postdoc at MIT. She credits UC Davis and the Department of Chemistry in her award presentation.
- "7 Faculty Members Elected as AAAS Fellows" from UC Davis News and Information. Professors James Ames and Dean Tantillo are included in the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Henry "Hoby" Wedler Named One of Sacramento Business Journal's 40 Under 40
- Professors Sheila David and Annaliese Franz were awarded $10,000 Mentoring at Critical Transitions Fellowships by Graduate Studies to provide support for their graduate student mentees.
- Our Chemistry Club and ACS Student Chapter received a Commendable Award for their program and activities conducted during the 2015-16 academic year.
- Professor Frank Osterloh has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Gabby Nepomuceno (2015 alumna from the Shaw Lab) was recognized on August 1st by the California State Assembly and State Senate, alongside the rest of the 2016 CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows, for her contributions and accomplishments as Capitol staff.
- Undergraduate student Joe Mazetti (Kovnir Lab) was awarded a Fall 2016 Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Center.
- Professor Kyle Crabtree was named a 2016-17 UC Davis Hellman Fellow. The Hellman Family Foundation contributed funds to establish this program to provide support and encouragement for the research of promising Assistant Professors who exhibit potential for great distinction in their research and who have documented a need for funding.
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Cody Palumbo shares his experience as a Chemical Biology Program trainee.
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"The Department of Chemistry is committed to fostering a multicultural academic environment that supports the success of all members of our community, with the belief that this diversity strengthens and enriches our research, scholarship and teaching."
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