Department of Chemistry

USC Chemistry Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in LED Display Technology
Copper-based organic light-emitting diodes developed by Professor Mark Thompson and collaborators provide a cost-efficient alternative to iridium-based diodes used to light up smartphone and TV screens.
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Professor Emeritus Remembered for Research Excellence and Department Leadership
Otto Schnepp, a prominent molecular spectroscopist who joined the Department of Chemistry in 1965 died Jan. 2 at age 93. "Professor Schnepp played a major role in the growth of the Department of Chemistry at USC beginning in the 1960s, and will be greatly missed," said Surya Prakash, department chair. Professor Schnepp was instrumental in the department’s hiring of Noble laureate Arieh Warshel in 1976 and served as department chair for several years beginning in 1989. Born in Vienna, Austria, Schnepp attended college in Shanghai, China, was fluent in five languages and served as science attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the early 1980s.
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The Department of Chemistry commemorates the 5th Anniversary of the award of Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Professor Arieh Warshel on Monday, December 10, 2018. There are two interesting stories on USC and Dornsife websites regarding Prof. Warshel’s Nobel Award:

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Seminar / Events

02/20/2019: Organic-Materials
Professor Sebastien Tibaudeau
Department of Chemistry, Univerisite de Poitier
"Creating Molecular Diversity by Exploiting Superacids"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

02/25/2019: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Wei Xiong
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
"Molecular Polaritons - Janus Particles of Photon and Molecules"
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

02/26/2019: Inorganic
Professor David Herbert
Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba
"Benzannulated Aromatic N-Heterocycles and their Coordination Complexes"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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