Department of Chemistry

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.

Valery Fokin represents USC at World Economic Forum annual meeting in China
Valery Fokin, professor of chemistry, participated in a panel event at the World Economic Forum’s 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions. Held June 27–29 in Dalian, China, the high-profile gathering brought together more than 2,000 prominent leaders from politics, business, civil society, academe and the arts to address the global challenges of today — economic, political, societal and environmental.
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Seminar / Events

09/26/2017: Inorganic
Professor Brent Melot
Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
"Ions, Electrons, and Phonons: On the movement of charge through solids"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

09/27/2017: Organic-Materials
Professor Jessica Hoover
Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University
"Catalytic Oxidative Decarboxylative Coupling Reactions"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

10/02/2017: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Sean Garret-Roe
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
"Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Ionic Liquids: Insight into Carbon Capture, Chemical Reactions, and Energy Storage"
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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