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Stephen Bradforth Named AAAS Fellow
Stephen Bradforth, USC Dornsife divisional dean for natural sciences and mathematics and professor of chemistry, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Bradforth was recognized for scientific work tracking electronic structure that guides chemical reactivity. He was also lauded for leadership in improving quality and innovation in undergraduate STEM teaching.
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Arieh Warshel Named Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences
Nobel Laureate Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and holder of the Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry, was elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on Nov. 19 in recognition of his towering lifelong scientific contributions. Known as the premier scientific institution in Russia, the RAS was founded in Saint Petersburg on the order of Peter the Great in 1774.

Valery Fokin Honored for Research Innovation in Chemistry
Professor Valery Fokin has received the 2019 G.A. Gamow Award from the Russian-American Science Association for his pioneering chemical research and development of efficient methods for the design of chemical compounds. Fokin is best known for “click chemistry,” a method that finds the simplest and most reliable chemical reactions to build molecules that can accurately test pharmaceutical drugs.

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Seminar / Events

01/15/2020: Organic-Materials
Professor Kimberly See
Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering California Institute of Technology
"Next-Generation Batteries Based on Multivalent Chemistry"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
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01/22/2020: Organic-Materials
Professor Joseph Topczewski
Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota
"Harnessing the Winstein Rearrangement: Dynamic Chemistry of Allylic Azides"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library
Abstract

01/27/2020: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Dan Fu
Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
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12:00 p.m., SSL 202

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