Department of Chemistry

Hats Off to New Chemistry PhDs
Seventeen graduates in Chemistry received their ceremonial hoods at the 2018 USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony on May 10. During the festive celebration at Cromwell Field on University Park Campus, each candidate’s dissertation committee chair presented the hood, a symbol of the Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree. The Department hosted a lunch reception afterward for graduates, faculty, family and friends.
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Chemistry Graduate Honored for Vision and Transformative Leadership
Ryan Lopez has been awarded the Order of the Laurel and the Palm, the highest honor accorded to graduating seniors for excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. Lopez, also a research assistant in Professor Sri Narayan's group, is one of just ten Trojans to receive the award in 2018, presented by President C.L. Max Nikias and the Division of Student Affairs.

From White Coat to Blue Coat
USC mentoring and lots of hard work helped 2018 Chemistry graduate Ryan Lopez achieve success as a first-generation college graduate from South Los Angeles.
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Seminar / Events

08/01/2018: Special Seminar
Dr. Raji Heyrovska
Academy of Sciences Czech Republic
"The Golden Ratio in Atomic Architecture and Additivity of Radii in Bond Lengths"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

08/30/2018: Chemical Biology
Professor Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

09/04/2018: Inorganic
Professor Hill Harman
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
"Boron-Doped Acenes for the Redox Activation of Small Molecules"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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