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USC Chemistry Researchers Help Lead the Green Revolution in Battery Power
USC chemists describe their bold research in sustainable energy storage solutions to help meet the world’s ever-growing energy demands.
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Professor turns lifelong passion for chemistry toward creating large-scale sustainable fuel sources
Smaranda Marinescu now draws inspiration from nature to develop efficient and inexpensive catalysts for harnessing energy from renewable sources.
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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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Seminar / Events

04/22/2019: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Tessa Calhoun
Department of Chemistry, University of Tennesse
"Nonlinear Phenomena at the Edge"
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

04/23/2019: Inorganic
Professor Joe Hupp
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
"AIM-ing for Catalyst Synthesis with Single-atom Precision"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

04/24/2019: Organic-Materials
Professor Graham Dobereiner
Chemistry Department, Temple University
"Acidic Additives in Organotransition Metal Catalysis"
12:00 p.m., Olah Library

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