Hany Eitouni won the Merck Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
Eitouni (above) is a graduate student with chemical engineering professor
Raymond, professor of chemistry, will receive the Howard Vollum
Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Science and Technology from
Reed College, his alma mater, in August. The award recognizes achievement
by scientists in the Pacific Northwest.
Saykally, professor of chemistry, was the Royal Society of
Chemistry 2001 Centenary Lecturer, for his "original contributions
to the high resolution spectroscopy of molecules, including his recent
determination of the structures of water clusters."
to April 2002 Newsletter
Dean Toste, incoming assistant professor of chemistry, received
the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry
from the ACS, sponsored by Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc., for work done
at Stanford University (we'll forgive him) as a graduate student with
Trauner and Alexander
received ACS Petroleum Research Foundation grants for 2002. Trauner,
assistant professor of chemistry, is working toward the synthesis
of specific antibiotics and natural products. Katz, assistant professor
of chemical engineering, will study heterogeneous catalysts.
Yang, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a $240,000
young investigator grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
to study semiconductor nanowire arrays. Only 16 such grants were awarded
nationwide this year. Yang has made headlines lately for several recent
breakthroughs in nanotechnology.