Construction will begin on three major Bagley Hall renovation projects, Bagley 290 (Undergraduate teaching lab), the West end of the third floor (old CIDR space) and the space currently allocated to Chemistry on the 4th floor, primarily the North side. Bagley 95 will be prepared for the arrival of a new faculty member, a fire alarm upgrade project in Bagley and an ESCO project in CHB (replacement of mechanical system controls and the supply fan funded by projected energy savings). This represents construction in excess of $10M, and a commensurate upgrade of our space in terms of both quantity and quality. Construction is projected to be on-going until early Fall Quarter.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Markus Raschke as a new faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Raschke earned his Ph.D. in 1999 at Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics at Technische UniversitÃ¤t Munich. Dr. Raschkeâ€™s research area is in physical chemistry and nano-optics with a focus on the optical antenna properties of metallic nanostructures.
Professor Charles Campbell received the 2006-07 Paul B. Hopkins Faculty Award. Campbell is the Lloyd E. and Florence M. West Endowed Professor in Chemistry, and he has served as the Co-Director for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Washington Joint Institute for Nanoscience and as the Director for the UW Center for Nanotechnology. As part of his award, Campbell will present a seminar to members of the Department of Chemistry in Spring 2007, and a reception will be held in his honor.
The Paul B. Hopkins Faculty Award honors the outstanding accomplishments made by a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry in any area of professional responsibility. The award was endowed by Emeritus Professor B. S. Rabinovitch to recognize the past and continuing achievements of Paul B. Hopkins, Professor and Chair of the Department.
Professor Charles Campbell received the 2007 Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry, sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Information about Campbell and this award is available in the award press release published by Chemical & Engineering News.
For more information about the Arthur Adamson Award, please see the ACS awards website.