Wayne State University

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department of Chemistry
A Tradition of Excellence in Research and Teaching.

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

Congratulations to five of our undergraduate chemistry majors who were elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society on May 5, 2015. The five seniors are (from left to right) are Anthony Veltri, Jennifer Woodard, Nickolas Smyrski, Tayson Lin, and Shannon Paquette.

2015 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recognition to Professor Matthew J. Allen, named recipient of the WSU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Career Development Chair Award 2015

Congratulations to Professor Jeremy Kodanko, awarded the WSU Career Development Chair Award, 2015.

Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Congratulations to Professor Claudio N. Verani, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, WSU 2015.

Induction to the American Chemical Society Fellows (2014)

Congratulations to Professor Stephanie L. Brock, named to the 2014 class of ACS Fellows by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (Career) Award

Congratulations to Dr. Stanislav (Stas) Groysman, recipient of an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER).

Best Innovation Award

Congratulations to Professor Charles H. Winter for being awarded the "Best Innovation Award" at the American Vacuum Society Atomic Layer Deposition Conference in Kyoto, Japan (June 15-18, 2014).

Alumni Recognition

Congratulations to Zhibo Yang (Ph.D. 2005, alumnus of the Rodgers group), currently an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma University, for receiving a 2014 ASMS Research Award.

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Congratulations to Dr. Andres Cisneros for being awarded the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry, 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX

Dr. Federico Rabuffetti

We are happy to announce that Dr. Federico Rabuffetti has joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dell-Intel Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Andres Cisneros for being awarded the 2014 Dell-Intel Young Investigator Award at the 54th Sanibel Symposium, St. Simons' Island, GA

2014 Haworth Memorial Lectureship Award

Congratulations to Professor David Crich for receiving the 2014 Haworth Memorial Lectureship Award.

Mon May 25
Fall 2015 Priority Registration Begins
Mon May 25
Fall 2015 - Winter 2016 housing applications now available!
Mon May 25
Certificate HACCP Training
Sat May 30
5K Fun Run\/Walk
Mon Jun 01
WSU Chemistry iLab switchover

With a research pedigree dating to well before the 1944 establishment of the Ph.D. program by Neil E. Gordon, and a teaching mission embracing diversity and modern methodology, the department of Chemistry provides a supportive yet competitive atmosphere for faculty and students alike. We have over 150 graduate students and 30 postdoctoral fellow researchers in the Department. In the last three years nearly 60 Ph.D.s and 150 Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry have been awarded.

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