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Prof.Ming Xian
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Prof. Ming Xian elected as AAAS Fellow

Professor Ming Xian, along with four other Brown University faculty members, has been elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow.  The AAAS honored Professor Xian with this fellowship for his "distinguished contributions to the chemistry and chemical biology of reactive sulfur species." You read about Professor Xian and the other Brown faculty's AAAS fellowship awards here.

JPC cover

Professor Christoph Rose-Petruck group's research makes the cover page of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters issue:

Professor Brenda Rubenstein has been chosen as one of Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" in 2021! Back after a five-year break, Popular Science conducted a nationwide search to find early career researchers who are working on innovative solutions to some of today's most challenging problems. Read Prof. Rubenstein's "Storing data in chemical soup".

María Guerrero Martínez

María Guerrero Martínez ’21, a biochemistry and molecular biology concentrator was invited by Brown President Christina H. Paxson to be its undergraduate representative on the Pandemic Problem Solving task force. Read about her story in the June 21 edition of Brown Alumni Magazine.

Prof. Brenda Rubenstein

Professor Brenda Rubenstein has been selected as a 2021 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.  Those awarded are within the first five years of their academic careers, have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $100,000. A list of the 2021 awardees can be found here.



Joseph Cavanaugh '22, (Wang Group) has been named one of roughly 400 national Goldwater Scholars for his academic excellence and undergraduate research achievements.


Brown University awarded a Research Achievement Award to Prof. Ou Chen. The Research Achievement Awards honor extraordinary scholars for their research across a wide range of academic disciplines. Prof. Chen's research showed that special nanoparticle building blocks can assemble themselves into a quasicrystalline lattice, an ordered structure with no discernible repeating pattern and exotic symmetries. 

Prof. Peter Weber's article "Observation of the molecular response to light upon photoexcitation" was one of the most read Nature Communications articles in physics in 2020. Visit "Nature Communications"  to view the entire list.