Department of Chemistry

USC Dornsife Divisional Dean and Chemistry Professor Receives Cottrell STAR Award
Stephen Bradforth, professor and Dornsife divisional dean for natural sciences, has received a Cottrell Science Teaching and Research Award. The STAR Award by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement recognizes transformational research and excellence in education among Cottrell Scholars. Bradforth is one of three STAR recipients in 2019 and will present a talk at the Cottrell Scholar Conference in July.
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Professor Smaranda Marinescu Named 2019 Sloan Research Fellow
Assistant Professor Smaranda Marinescu has received the prestigious 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for her achievements in the design, synthesis, and study of inorganic materials for applications to solar energy conversion. The two-year, $70,000 fellowships honor 126 early career scientists and scholars for distinguished performance and the potential to make substantial contributions to their fields. Marinescu is one of four USC awardees this year.
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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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Seminar / Events

03/21/2019: Other
Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
Department of Chemistry, Yale University
"47th John Stauffer Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion"
3:30 p.m., SGM 123

03/22/2019: Other
Frontiers in Chemical Dynamics: Complex Phenomena in Biological and Condensed Phase Systems

"Stauffer Symposium in Honor of Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer"
8:30 to 5:00, TCC 450

03/25/2019: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Joel Yuen-Zhou
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
"Polariton chemistry: molecules in optical cavities"
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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