Xiaosong Li awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Xiaosong Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields.

Research in the Li group focuses on developing and applying electronic structure theories and ab initio molecular dynamics for studying properties and reactions, in particular non-adiabatic reactions that take place in large systems, such as polymers, biomolecules, and clusters.

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To learn more about Xiaosong Li’s research, visit his faculty page and research group website.

Dustin Maly awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Dustin Maly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields.

Research in the Maly group focuses on developing new chemical tools that allow a greater quantitative understanding of cellular signaling than is possible with currently available methods.  The group uses the tools of organic synthesis to generate cell permeable small molecules that allow the activation or inactivation of specific signaling enzymes in living cells. 

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To learn more about Dustin Maly’s research, visit his faculty page and research group website.

David Ginger named Lawton Distinguished Scholar

We are pleased to announce that Prof. David Ginger has been named the Raymon E. and Rosellen M. Lawton Distinguished Scholar in Chemistry. Research in the Ginger Lab focuses on the physical chemistry of nanostructured materials with potential applications in low cost photovoltaics (solar cells), energy efficient light-emitting diodes, and novel biosensors.

The Lawton Distinguished Scholar in Chemistry position is funded by an annual gift by Dr. Raymon Lawton, who graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry with Honors in 1946. He went on to earn his M.D. from the University of Oregon. He had a distinguished career in medicine in San Diego, CA. We are deeply honored to have Dr. Lawton as a friend of Chemistry.

To learn more about Prof. Ginger’s research, visit his faculty page and his research group page.

Usha Varanasi receives the Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award

Usha Varanasi, Affiliate Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, was recently presented the Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award.  The award is presented by the Seattle Aquarium Society Board of Directors and a research grant is made to the Seattle Aquarium Research Center for Conservation and Husbandry (SEARCCH) in the name of the honoree.  This year, the Seattle Aquarium Society chose to honor Dr. Varanasi for her efforts and achievements related to her work on ocean acidification and the study of toxins and chemicals and their effect on the marine environment.

For more information about Dr. Varanasi and her work, please visit http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/usha.cfm.

Dalton research featured in C&E News coverstory

The research of Prof. Larry Dalton, B. Seymour Rabinovitch Endowed Chair in Chemistry, was recently featured as part of C&E News’ cover story highlighting the key research advances in chemistry over the last decade.  The article describes the advances the Dalton research group has made in designing devices that convert electrical data into optical information at high rates of speed (more than 110 gigahertz) under low drive voltages (less than 1 V). These types of devices have a wide variety of uses in fiber-optic and satellite communication systems and for optical-switching technology.

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Visit Prof. Dalton’s department website and group research page.