- June 2013
The Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Dr Jarrod French, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State University with Professor Stephen Benkovic, and Dr. Liang Gao, a postdoctoral scholar at Janelia Farms with Dr. Eric Betzig, will be joining the Stony Brook faculty on January 1, 2014 with joint appointments in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Cell Biology. They are the first two hires towards building a cluster of faculty in Biomolecular Imaging. Dr. Scott Laughlin, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley with Professor John Ngai, and Dr. Ming-Yu Ngai, a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard University with Professor Tobias Ritter, will be joining the Chemistry faculty on September 1, 2013 as part of our departmental initiative in Chemical Biology.
- May 2013
Congratulations to Peter Giattini for receiving Goldwater Scholarship, a member of Nancy Goroff Research Group.
- April 2013
Professor Clare Grey, FRS was awarded the 2013 Günther Laukien Medal at the 54th ENC conference in Asilomar, California. This award is for her innovative applications of solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to energy storage systems, in particular to lithium batteries. She has to a large extent created, by her own contributions, a flourishing new field of NMR with a great potential for future beneficial discoveries and applications.
SBU Professors Collaborate on NSF-Funded "Materials Genome Initiative" White House supported initiative to speed up transition time from lab to marketplace.
The Fowler Challenge: a donation of $25,000 to endow fellowships for Undergraduate Learning Assistants (ULAs) and with the Alumni challenge to match the gift.
Stony Brook Chemistry Department at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. April 7-11, 2013 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Chemistry Department Colloquium: Advancing Graduation Education in the Chemical Sciences
Stony Brook Chemistry Awarded $400,000 to Fund Graduate Education and Research and Professional Development
The Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Dr. Scott Laughlin, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley with Professor John Ngai, and Dr. Ming-Yu Ngai, a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard University with Professor Tobias Ritter, will be joining the faculty on September 1, 2013.
- March 2013
Prof. Clare Grey FRS was awarded the IBA2013 research award at the International Battery Association conference in Barcelona
Four Stony Brook Professors Receive NSF CAREER Awards Totaling Nearly $2 Million.
Professor Takeuchi Congratulated by Congressional Record.
The Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University Applauds our 2013 American Chemical Society Awars Recipients
- February 2013
Stony Brook University's Vice President for Research and past Chair Benjamin Hsiao is featured in an interview with Jim Paymar, host of Long Island Business Report, on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7 PM. The program explores Stony Brook University and the Lab, focusing on the impact these world-class institutions are making in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, as well as the business opportunities stemming from the research.
University Distinguished Lectures in Science and Engineering presents Nobel Prize Winner Robert H. Grubbs, Phd - "Catalysis: Green Chemicals and Materials. Friday February 15 at 4pm in the Charles Wang Center. This is free and open to the public.
- January 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 Intel Semifinalists especially those mentored by Chemistry Professors Chu, Hsiao, Lacey, Ojima, Simmerling, and Tonge and the post docs, graduate and undergraduate students who helped them in their research!
AFOSR awards grants to 40 scientists and engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program. Congratulations to Professor Thomas Allison.
Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Stony Brook Chemistry Department!
The mission of the Stony Brook Chemistry Department is to support a community of scholars. These scholars build and use their fundamental understanding of molecular structure to innovatively solve problems in order to improve the human condition globally. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers all work closely with faculty to innovate and educate in the acquisition and application of chemical knowledge. Stony Brook Chemistry partners with local and global communities in our research and education enterprise.
We are ranked in the top quartile of Chemistry Graduate Programs according to the 2005 National Research Council assessment of research programs. Over the past decade, external funding in our Department has grown faster than in the chemistry departments of most other public universities. We now rank among the top 25 institutions in total research & development support in chemistry according to the National Science Foundation. The Chemistry Department will continue to grow through new faculty hiring as part of the Stony Brook 2020 plan. Through the vision, advocacy, and leadership of President Dr. Samuel Stanley, the University will be hiring at least 250 new faculty over the next 5 years. Stony Brook University Chemistry is a dynamic department central to the University in this transformative time.
In addition to our strengths in the traditional sub-fields of chemistry, Stony Brook Chemistry has a long history of conducting research at the interface of chemistry and other disciplines. This tradition was established by Professor Paul Lauterbur, Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology, 2003, who made his pioneering discoveries in Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Stony Brook Chemistry Department in the 1970's by combining principles of biology, chemistry and physics. Today, our department is especially active in research at the interface of chemistry with the fields of biology, medicine, and materials science. The department is home to two research institutes, which serve as hubs for interdisciplinary research - the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB&DD) directed by Distinguished Professor Iwao Ojima, and the Northeastern Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES) directed by Distinguished Professor Stanley Whittingham and Professor Clare Grey, FRS. Chemistry is also the home department to many members of the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology (LCPQB) including the Director, Distinguished Professor Ken Dill.
We are home to an NIH-funded Chemical Biology Training Program (CBTP) in which students can choose from approximately 25 research mentors who are members of either the Chemistry, Pharmacological Sciences, Biochemistry & Structural Biology or Molecular Genetics & Microbiology graduate programs. Many students choose to pursue research training in faculty laboratories housed at nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a federally-funded, 5,265-acre research laboratory offering state-of-the art facilities for nanoscience, chemistry, and energy including the soon to be opened NSLS II. Chemistry faculty serve as mentors in Stony Brook’s NIH-funded Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Training Program (IRACDA) for postdoctoral scholars who wish to become academic researchers and teachers.
With a world-class faculty, a community of students with diverse interests, and state-of-the-art facilities, Stony Brook is an ideal place for developing a rewarding career in modern chemistry! We are confident that you will find Stony Brook a stimulating place to work and study. Please explore our web site and contact us for further information.
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