Congratulations Class of 2021


Congratulations Class of 2021



I often feel so lucky to study and research at Brown. A sincere thank you to all, who advised me, helped me, and accompanied me in the past five years!”  

Thank you. Best,
Honghong PhD '21

Congratulations to Class 2020!  I was very lucky to have an opportunity to teach, work and know some of you.  I will miss you all.  I am very proud of your accomplishment. Wishing you all the best for your future.

Best wishes,

Li-Qiong Wang


I would like to congratulate our students on completing the PhD.  I want to let you know that it has been a pleasure working with you these past five years.  I regret that we can't be together in person, but know that I will be cheering you on.

Wishing you all the best in the future!


Dear Class of 2021,

Congratulations on all of your achievements, especially during these difficult times! We are all so impressed by your dedication, hard work, and resilience. I wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors. Keep in touch with us as we are always happy to learn how our graduates are making positive changes in the world.

Sheila Quigley

Congratulations Class of 2021!

This is a huge milestone, and only one of the many great things to come! So proud of all that you've done and overcome, and go take the world by storm!

Jerome Robinson

Thanks to all the professors who encouraged me and helped me become a better chemist. To my research advisor Dr. Zimmt, thank you for putting up with all my questions and showing me how chemistry actually gets done. To Dr. Kim, thanks for teaching me in four different classes and helping me become excited about inorganic chemistry. And an extra special thanks to my labmates and classmates Luke Wilczek, Kameron Medine, Nathan Sinai, Vivian Yuen, and Wills Andersen for the cocktail nights as well as the late night study and problem set zoom sessions. I could not have gotten through this crazy academic year without you all.

Zack Schapire '21

Horray! Congratulations! and Best Wishes to all! 

Melissa Shein

Thank you to ALL of our 2020-21 Teaching Assistants!


A list of this year's awardees