Congratulations to Professor David Berkowitz, Willa Cather Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair, and Professor Andrzej Rajca, Charles Bessey Professor of Chemistry, for being named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Prof. Berkowitz was recognized for his contribution to chemical biology and synthetic chemistry and Prof. Rajca for his contribution to organic materials, especially for developing high-spin organic molecules. Profs. Berkowitz and Rajca join Prof. Xiao Zeng (2007), Ameritas University and Willa Cather Professor of Chemistry, Prof. Joseph Francisco (2001), Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair in Chemistry, and Prof. Reuben Rieke (1996), Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, giving the Department of Chemistry a total of five of the forty AAAS fellows from the state of Nebraska. Read more
Hage, advisee earn research awards
On Nov. 17, UNL chemist David Hage stepped before a large group of his peers to accept recognition for a research career that has spanned more than 25 years. The next day, nearly 4,000 miles and an ocean away, his postdoctoral advisee received kudos for a promising start to her own. Read More
David MacMillan visits the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. David MacMillan, 2015 Cliff S. Hamilton Awardee, chats with Peta-Gaye Clachar, recruiting and admissions coordinator, during his visit to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 30.
Watch the video to find out what superhero Dr. MacMillan would be, the inspiration behind his research, and about his first visit to Nebraska!
Hamilton Award presented to Dr. David W. C. MacMillan
Dr. James Takacs (third left) presents the 2015 Cliff S. Hamilton Award to Dr. David MacMillan for recognition of outstanding contribution to synthetic organic chemistry, especially transformative innovations in organocatalysis and photoredox catalysis research. Special guests, members of Dr. Cliff S. Hamilton's family were present at the annual Hamilton Award Lecture and Banquet, October 29.
From left to right is Dean of College of Arts & Sciences Joseph Francisco; Debra Hamilton, granddaughter of Dr. Cliff S. Hamilton; Yvonne, wife of Dr. Clif S. Hamilton Jr. (second right); and Chair of the Department of Chemistry Dr. David Berkowitz.
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David B. Berkowitz
Willa Cather Professor