On Sunday, May 24, 2015, graduating students along with family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered after university ceremonies in the Chemistry Department. Due to a large graduating class, this is the first year that two ceremonies were held: one for doctoral degree recipients and another for baccalaureate degree candidates.
The department is proud to announce that graduate student Corey Compton's dissertation has been featured on "News from Brown." Corey has worked in Prof. Jason Sello's lab and will receive his Ph.D. in Chemistry on May 24, 2015.
The department extends a gracious welcome to Dr. Ou Chen, who will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Chemistry on August 1, 2015. Currently a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Moungi Bawendi's lab group at MIT, Dr. Chen is an inorganic materials chemist with a research focus on quantum dots, multifunctional nanomaterials, hybrid nano-structures, and nanotechnology for energy and bio-imaging. Dr. Chen received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Florida and a B.S.
On May 5, 2015, the department gathered to celebrate this past year's accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff. The celebration began with conferral of undergraduate and graduate student awards and was followed by a reception.
Congratulations to all students who received awards.
Chemistry concentrator Therese Carter '16 and Biochemistry concentrator Lauren Levy '16 have been inducted into the Society of Royce Fellows. Royce Fellows are sponsored by faculty and receive a stipend to pursue an independent research or public service project. Therese was sponsored by Prof. Meredith Hastings (Dept. of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences) and her research project is titled "Communicating Nitrogen to Scientists and Citizens." Lauren was sponsored by Prof.
Will Furuyama '15: Will presents his poster at the 2014 Summer Research SymposiumWilliam "Will" Furuyama, a senior Chemistry concentrator, is one of 11 Brown University Joslin Award winners in 2015. He and other recipients will be recognized at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony and during Commencement. Congratuations, Will!
Congratulations to Colin Gould '15, winner of Brown's Outstanding Chemistry Student Award from the Rhode Island Section of the American Chemical Society. He will present his research poster, titled "Analysis of the 2-Methylisoborneol Synthase (SCO7700) Catalyzed Cyclization of 2-Methylneryl Diphosphate" at the ACS RI Chapter Poster Session & Awards Night.
The department extends congratulations to Prof. Kim, who has been promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry with tenure as of July 1, 2015. Prof. Kim's bioinorganic research focuses on the role of iron-sulfur clusters in NO signaling and development of biomimetic catalysts for CO2 conversion.
"Silicon-based compounds are the backbone of modern electronics processing," said Kristie Koski, assistant professor of chemistry at Brown, who led the work. "Silicon telluride is in that family of compounds, and we've shown a totally new method for using it to make layered, two-dimensional nanomaterials."
Paul G. Williard, Professor at Brown University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research at Université de Rouen, Rouen, France. Williard will work on a research project in collaboration with Profs. J. Maddaluno and H.