- Professor Annaliese Franz was named faculty director of the Undergraduate Research Center effective January 1, 2017.
- A new partnership between the department and Xavier University in New Orleans will encourage students from underrepresented minority groups to pursue doctoral degrees in STEM. The UC Davis-Xavier University partnership is funded by a three-year, $220,000 grant to Professor Jared Shaw from the University of California-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (UC-HBCU) Initiative.
- A $50,000 gift from Professor Susan Kauzlarich and her spouse Peter Klavins, UC Davis physics specialist, will support research opportunities for graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.
- "Ice Surface Melts One Step at a Time" from UC Davis News and Information, highlighting the research of Professor Davide Donadio and his laboratory on a study with colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.
- "New life for tea in the San Joaqin valley" from UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The blog post quotes Professor Jackie Gervay-Hague, who is studying microbes in the soil where tea is grown and their potential impact on the health attributes of tea.
- 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.
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HONORS AND AWARDS
- Graduate student Nhu Nguyen (Tantillo Lab) was awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to study at Oxford University.
- Professor David Olson has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring at Early to Mid-Career Level in the area of Research. He was nominated by his students Lee Dunlap, Alexandra Greb, and Guoliang Zhang.
- Professor Susan Kauzlarich has been elected as Chair-Elect of the AAAS Section on Chemistry.
- 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.
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Scenes from the Department of Chemistry's 4th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party.
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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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