- From Egghead research blog: "New Types of Structures for Cage-Like Clathrates." The Kovnir Lab just discovered a whole new class of clathrates, potentially opening new ways to make and apply these materials. This news is also featured on the DOE Office of Science homepage.
- Professor Kirill Kovnir received a grant from the DOE for a new Scanning Electron Microsope to be located in the KECK Spectral Imaging Facility.
- From Capital Public Radio: "UC Davis Chemistry Professor Blasts Away Myths About The Lasers of Star Wars." Professor Kyle Crabtree also gave a presentation on the science of lasers and light sabers alongside a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at our first SCInema event held February 25th.
- 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.
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HONORS AND AWARDS
- Graduate student Joya Cooley (Kauzlarich Lab) has been selected for a Travel Award from the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society to attend the Spring 2017 ACS Meeting in San Francisco.
UC Davis alumna (B.S. Chemistry, 1977) and Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University Cynthia Friend received the ACS Award in Surface Chemistry.
- 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 appointed 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 Scienc
- 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.
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