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Chemistry and Biochemistry


5/11/18:  Professor Urs Jans is the winner of the 2017-18 Provost’s Award for Oustanding Teaching. This award recognizes excellence in teaching as acknowledged by peers, current and past students.

4/12/18: Assistant Professor Dorthe M. Eisele has been awarded an NSF CAREER award entitled “Unraveling Excitation-Energy Transfer Processes in Excitonic Light-Harvesting Systems” (abstract at NSF). In addition to cutting-edge research, this award funds educational activities with middle- and high-school students (see here).

3/16/2018: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has received an unrestricted gift of $10,000 from Dr. Anthony Roon '68. After conducting NSF-sponsored undergraduate research in Organic Chemistry mentored by Professor Samuel Wilen, he won a prestigious Jonas Salk award to pursue M.D. training at Stanford University. Although Dr. Roon chose CCNY because of the schools affordability, he reports that “I found out that it was the best thing that ever happened to me.” He made this gift as a tribute to the Department; we look forward to hosting him when he visits the CCNY campus on the occasion of his 50th reunion this coming October.

3/5/2018: Professor Stephen O’Brien was recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC (2017), joining two other faculty in the department, Mahesh Lakshman and George John, who also share this honor. Achieving Fellow status in the chemical profession denotes to the wider community a high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist, and that they’ve made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences; or to the advancement of the chemical sciences as a profession. Election requires sponsorship by Fellows and approval of the RSC Fellows committee. Stephen’s recent research has been at the interface between nanoscience and energy technology