Department of Chemistry

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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Hanna Reisler awarded the 2017 Herschbach Medal
Professor Hanna Reisler has been awarded the 2017 Herschbach Medal for seminal experimental contributions to the field of molecular dynamics. The Herschbach Medal honors “bold and architectural work, inspiring and empowering . . . [that] addresses fundamental, challenging, frontier questions; brings forth new perspectives and capabilities; and typically excites evangelical fervor that recruits many followers.”

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Seminar / Events

08/24/2017: Chemical Biology
Professor Brian McNaughton
Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University
"Strategies and Tactics for Biologics Drug Discovery"
12:30 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

09/01/2017: Other
Professor Francois Gabbai
Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
"Burg Lecture
Exploiting the Non-Innocence Of Antimony Ligands: From Organometallic Catalysis to the Photoreductive Elimination of Halogens
4:00 p.m., SLH 100

09/11/2017: Physical-Theoretical
Professor Jahan Dawlaty
Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
"Light, Electrons, and Protons: Lessons from Model Systems and Potentials for Photocatalysis"
12:00 p.m., Seaver Science Auditorium

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