Lauren Zarzar, assistant professor of chemistry, has been honored with a 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in chemistry.
Gerald Knizia, assistant professor of chemistry, has been honored with a CAREER award from the NSF to support his work on “quantum embedding of wave function methods as a path to high-accuracy thermochemistry in heterogeneous catalysis.”
Xin Zhang, Paul Berg Early Career Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and of Molecular Biology, has been honored with a CAREER award from the NSF in recognition of his work to “quantify cellular proteome stress and recovery using chemical methods.”
Joseph Cotruvo, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, has been honored with a CAREER award from the NSF in recognition of his work to “understand the coordination of chemistry of lanthanide-binding proteins for rare earth element sensing, capture, and recycling.”
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Beth Elacqua has been awarded an American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund grant.
Scott Showalter, professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been named a recipient of the inaugural Eberly College of Science Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Award
Ayusman Sen, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named the Verne M. Willaman Professor of Chemistry.
Evan Pugh University Professors of Chemistry Harry Allcock and Tom Mallouk were recently Inducted as Penn State Materials Research Institute Pioneers of Materials.
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The Priestley Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in Chemistry is awarded annually to a faculty member in the Chemistry Department for excellence in undergraduate chemistry instruction.
The Priestley Prize was established in 2002 to recognize the best undergraduate teachers in the Chemistry Department as measured by the increase in learning and enthusiasm for the subject by the students in chemistry courses.