Department of Chemistry

View from the Chair
Professor Surya Prakash took the helm as USC Chemistry chairman in mid-August and sat down to discuss his new role and aspirations as well as his 40-year legacy in research and teaching in the department.
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Surya Prakash receives 2018 Cope Late Career Scholar Award
Professor and department chair G. K. Surya Prakash has received a 2018 Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholar Award for his major contributions to the field of synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry. He will deliver an awards address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium during the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Boston, Mass., in August 2018.
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Congratulations to Thieo Hogen-Esch
We are happy to announce that the Provost has awarded Thieo the designation Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, effective immediately. Please join us in congratulating Thieo for this well-deserved honor.

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Seminar / Events

10/23/2017: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Naomi Ginsberg
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
"Tracking the Nanoscale Dynamics of Ultrafast Electronic Energy Flow and Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Energy Materials"
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

10/24/2017: Inorganic
Professor Casey Wade
Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University
"Design and Reactivity of Metal-organic Frameworks Assembled from Diphosphine Pincer Complexes"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

10/26/2017: Organic-Materials
Dr. Allison Campbell
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"A Career in Science: How I Got from There to Here"
12:30 p.m., SGM 124

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