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Congratulations to Jie Li

He earned the McCausland Faculty Fellowship in the USC College of Arts and Sciences for 2024-2027.

Congratulations to Chuanbing Tang

He earned the title of The Smart State Polymer Nanocomposites/ Polymer Chair for 2023-2028.

Congratulations to Natalia Shustova

She received the international Friedrich Willhelm Bessel Research Award for $49,450 and earned the F.W. Weissman Palmetto Professorship for 2023-2028.

Congratulations to Hui Wang

He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor by the USC Board of Trustees.

Congratulations to Morgan Stefik

He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor by the USC Board of Trustees.

Congratulations to Susan Richardson

She received an award of $222,674.00 for her project entitled "Development of two New Total Organic Fluorine Methods to Determine Total PFAS in PFAS-free Firefighting Foams at Trace Levels". This project is funded by Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).

Congratulations to Ming Hu, Sophya Garashchuk, Forest Agostinelli, Jianjun Hu, and Paul Sagona

They received an award of $1,100,000 from NSF for MRI:Track 2 Acquisition of a High-Performance Computing Cluster for Boosting Artificial Intelligence Enabled Science, Engineering, and Education in South Carolina.

Congratulations to Olja Simoska and Amir Hosseini

They are invited to serve as Lead Guest Editors for the Special Issue "Advances in Electroanalytical Chemistry in North America" in Wiley's Electroanalysis.

Undergraduate Student Achievements Honored

Each year, undergraduate students are recognized for their achievements. The following students received Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Awards during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Undergraduate Student Achievements Honored

Each year, undergraduate students are recognized for their achievements. The following students received Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Awards during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Congratulations to Christopher Sutton

He received an award from the AFOSR/USAF/DOD for a total amount of $600,000.00 for his project entitled "Unraveling the Role of Cation Solvation in Aqueous Zn-Ion Batteries: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach."

Congratulations to Jie Li

He received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIHfor a total amount of $1,579,485.00 for his project entitled "Expanding Natural Products Chemical Diversity by Big-data Analysis and Novel Biosynthesis."

Congratulations to Chuanbing Tang

He received an NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation (Phase I) grant of $1,800,000, entitled “NSF Center for Polymers for a Circular Economy (PCE)" and is a new recipient of the Carolina Distinguished Professorship.

Congratulations to Scott Goode

The 2023 ACS Southeastern Regional Meeting Awards Committee selected Scott Goode as this year's awardee for the E. Ann Nalley Award.

Congratulations to Ting Ge

He received an award from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fundin the amount of $110,000.00 for his project entitled "Controlling Equilibrium Swelling of Polyampholyte Gels Using Charge Sequence - A Study Combining Molecular Simulation and Scaling Theory".

Congratulations to Sophya Garashchuk

She received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)in the amount of $530,000.00 for her project entitled "Quantum dynamics with nuclear quantum effects: a hierarchical methodology for large molecular systems."

Congratulations to Sheryl Wiskur

She received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a three-year total amount of $565,124 for her project titled "CAS: Understanding Microenvironment Polarity in Polymers and the Effect it has on Reaction Rates and Selectivity."

Congratulations to Sasimonthakan Tan-Arsuwongkul (Advisor Q. Wang)

She received a one year research grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Universität Heildelberg, the oldest and most research-intensive institutions in Europe. Nan will join them in Fall 2023

Congratulations to Caryn Outten

The South Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society has announced that Caryn Outten won the 2023 Outstanding Chemist Award.

Congratulations to Chuanbing Tang

The South Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society has announced that Chuanbing Tang won the 2023 Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award.

Congratulations to Christopher Sutton

He was recently awarded $600,000 from the DEPSCoR program of the U.S. Department of Defense for his project titled "Investigating the Influence of Cation Solvation in Aqueous Zn-Ion Batteries: Integrating Theoretical and Experimental Methods.

Congratulations to Ting Ge

He received a grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) for a two-year total amount of $110,000.00 for his project entitled "Controlling Equilibrium Swelling of Polyampholyte Gels Using Charge Sequence - A Study Combining Molecular Simulation and Scaling Theory."

Congratulations to James Sitter (Vannucci's Group)

He won the Hiram and Lawanda Allen award at the Graduate Symposium Competition for the Senior Graduate Student Achievement Awards.

Congratulations to Ethan Older (Li's group)

He won the Thermo Fisher Scientific award at the Graduate Symposium Competition for the Senior Graduate Student Achievement Awards.

Congratulations to Kexun Chen (H. Wang Group)

He won the Guy F. Lipscomb award at the Graduate Symposium Competition for the Senior Graduate Student Achievement Awards.

 

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