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 Department of Chemistry

Matthew Pratt to Receive Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award
Professor Matthew Pratt will receive a USC 2020 Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award in April for a collection of research works showing that the protein modification called O-GlcNAc is a multifaceted inhibitor of amyloid formation. This toxic form of protein aggregation is present in many neurodegenerative diseases. The award honors research of the highest caliber and is conferred annually at the Academic Honors Convocation.

Mark Thompson Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering
In one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, professor of chemistry Mark Thompson has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The Academy honor recognizes his “development of highly efficient electrophosphorescent materials for organic light emitting devices used in displays and lighting worldwide.”
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Graduate Student Pursues Chemistry to Clean Up Pollution and Change the World
The polluted river that separates his family is the same river that inspired Juan Pablo de los Rios to pursue a career in science as an avenue to improve our world.
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Seminar / Events

02/25/2020: Inorganic
Professor Michael Shatruk
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
"Adventures in Solid State Chemistry: from Theoretical Insight to Application-Driven Materials Design"
12:30 p.m., SSL 202

02/26/2020: Organic-Materials
Professor Andrew Weller
Department of Chemistry, Chemistry Research Laboratories, University of Oxford
"Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry: 'Impossible'lkane Compllllexes, Catalysis and More"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

03/04/2020: Special Seminar
Professor Aaron Rossini
Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

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