News & Events
Prof. Clare Grey has been named the 2010 recipient of the John Jeyes Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry, "in recognition of her world leadership role in the use of solid-state NMR methods to study structure and function in inorganic materials and specifically for the development and application of novel NMR methods to study structure and dynamics in lithium-ion battery materials." Ref: RSC News, Aug 2010, p. 15.
Professors Stanislaus Wong and Iwao Ojima were recently recognized for their discoveries and innovations at the First Annual Inventor's Reception hosted by Mark Lesko, the Town of Brookhaven Supervisor. The Town of Brookhaven's First Annual Inventor's Reception took place at the Flowerfield in St. James on Wednesday, June 23, honoring the scientific achievements of the 2009 patent holders from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Professor Wong was recognized for his three patents entitled "Ternary Oxide Nanostructures and Methods of making Same" (U.S. Patent Number: 7,585,474), "Metal Oxide and Metal Fluoride Nanostructures and Methods of Making Same" (U.S Patent 7,575,735), and "Methods for Osmylating and Ruthenylating Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" (US Patent 7,481,990). Professor Ojima was recognized for his patent entitled "Anti-Tuberculosis Taxane Compounds" (U.S. Patent 7,615,653) . The Keynote Speakers of the ceremony among others were Dr. Samuel Stanley, President of SBU and Dr. Samuel Aronson, Director of BNL.
At the Faculty Awards Dinner on Wednesday Nov. 18, several Chemistry faculty were recognized for awards received during 2008-9. They comprised Profs. Elizabeth Boon (Presidential Early Career Award, NSF ARRA award, and ONR Young Investigator Award), Isaac Carrico (NSF Career Award), Benjamin Hsiao (Cheung-Kong Scholar), Joseph Lauher (Distinguished Teaching professor), and Kathlyn Parker (Garvan-Olin Medal of the ACS, ACS Fellow). The eight cited awards exceeded those of any other department. Also present at the Dinner were Distinguished Profs. Chu , Hanson, Kerber, and Ojima .
Professor Daniel Raleigh has been elected President of the Protein Society, the largest international scientific organization devoted to protein science.
Congratulations to Prof. Joanna Fowler, senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and adjunct faculty member of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook for winning the prestigious National Medal of Science. The award news has just been released by C&E News http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/87/i38/8738news3.html
Congratulations to John Alexander and Kathy Parker for being amongst the prestigious Inaugural class of ACS Fellows honored for excellence in chemistry and service to society! According to Past-President Bruce E. Bursten, "these members share a common set of accomplishments, namely true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise coupled with distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry." ACS NEWS ARTICLE
Congratulations to Prof. Joseph Lauher, who has just become a Distinguished Teaching Professor! This year, SUNY Board of Trustees appointed 26 faculty to Distinguished Service and Teaching Professor Rank. The Distinguished Teaching Professorship recognizes and honors mastery of teaching at the graduate, undergraduate or professional levels. Please check the SUNY article for details.