Dr. Stuart Soled: Photo Credit: NAECongratulations to Dr. Stuart Soled, Brown PhD '73, on winning the 2016 Distinguished Researcher Award in Petroleum Chemistry from the Division of Energy and Fuels of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Soled will be honored at the 2016 Spring ACS Meeting (ENFL Distinguished Researcher Award: Symposium). Dr. Soled received his PhD working in Chemistry with Prof. Aaron Wold, followed by postdoctoral research in Brown's School of Engineering.
Each fall, the Department of Chemistry hosts a poster session where graduate students showcase departmental research. Annual poster prizes are awarded to students with best posters in four categories. Congratulations go out to this year's recipients!
Click to zoom.Lithium enolates are the most widely utilized reactive intermediate in organic synthesis. Prof. Paul Williard and his group have been characterizing these unstable intermediates by crystallizing them and determining their structure by x-ray diffraction analysis and by NMR. Recently the results of this research have been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and have been featured on the cover as well as highlighted as a “spotlight” article.
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.