Department of Chemistry

New USC-Agilent Partnership Forges Innovative Collaboration Model
The Agilent Center of Excellence in Biomolecular Characterization will promote early research leading to science innovation and breakthroughs, said Chemistry Professor and USC Dornsife Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Stephen Bradforth at the center's dedication at Michelson Hall.
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New Faculty Member Jasmine Bryant Joins USC Chemistry
The department enthusiastically welcomes Associate Professor (teaching) Jasmine Bryant, who will teach undergraduate courses including Chem 103 and 105b starting this fall semester. Dr. Bryant comes from the University of Washington, where she has served as a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry since 2011 and in 2002 received her Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry with advisor Prof. James Mayer. Dr. Bryant has received several prestigious teaching awards at UW, including the Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology.  Prior to 2011, she served as Director of Communications and IT Project Manager at UW’s NSF Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis.

Incoming Graduate Students Hail from Twelve Countries
The Department of Chemistry cordially welcomes a diverse group of new students, 23 women and 18 men, from home countries including the United States, China, Germany, Great Britain, India, Iran, Jamaica,  Mexico, Rwanda, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam. Students will spend the fall semester rotating among research groups within areas of interest before selecting faculty advisors and joining specific labs for the duration of their PhD programs.

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Seminar / Events

10/02/2018: Inorganic
Professor Jeffrey Rinehart
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
"Designing molecular and nanoscale materials for bottom-up control of magnetism"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

10/05/2018: Other
Professor Ben Feringa
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Olah Lecture"
4:15 p.m., SGM 123

10/08/2018: Organic-Materials
Professor Peter Zhang
Department of Chemistry, Boston College
"Metalloradical Catalysis for Stereoselective Radical Reactions"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

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