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Dr. Emily Pentzer photograph

Dr. Emily Pentzer receives funding from U.S. Air Force uniting three CWRU departments

Date posted: February 8th, 2018

Dr. Emily Pentzer along with Case Western Reserve University Researchers Alp Sehirlioglu of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Walter Lambrecht and Xuan Gao in the Department of Physics received more than $1,200,000 in funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  …Read more.

Remembering Emeritus Professor Robert Dunbar

Date posted: November 29th, 2017

Earlier this month, the Chemistry Department had a great loss in the passing of Emeritus Professor Robert C. Dunbar.
Dunbar began teaching at Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and remained on the faculty throughout the remainder of his professional career. …Read more.

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Employment Opportunity: Tenure Track Assistant Professor at CWRU Chemistry

Date posted: October 20th, 2017

The Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position in the research area of RNA chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in applying chemical methods to study RNA structure-function, protein RNA complexes, or RNA-targeted small molecule synthesis. …Read more.

Chemistry alumnus, Walter G. Copan, nominated to lead the US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Date posted: September 18th, 2017

In the news this week, Chemistry Department’s 2008 Outstanding Alumunus, Walter G. Copan, (BA 1975, Chemistry, Western Reserve College; PhD,1982, Chemistry, CWRU) was nominated to lead the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. …Read more.

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photo Regina DiScipio

Current PhD student, Regina DiScipio, awarded first place in summer symposium

Date posted: September 12th, 2017

Current 5th year PhD student, Regina DiScipio won place in both the virtual poster and presentation competitions in the 2nd ASP Associate Online Symposium Summer 2017 of the American Society for Photobiology. …Read more.

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Dr. Emily Pentzer photograph

Dr. Emily Pentzer helps organize Future Faculty Workshop 2017

Date posted: July 26th, 2017

This weekend will kick-off the Future Faculty Workshop 2017 at CWRU! The workshop, working under the theme of “The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials” aims to demystify “the path toward a career in academia”. …Read more.

CWRU Chemistry is now on Facebook!

Date posted: July 13th, 2017

Be sure to “Follow” us on Facebook to receive updates of departmental events, information, and more! Check us out at: …Read more.

Carlos Crespo-Hernández achieves breakthroughs in photochemistry while nurturing aspiring scientists

Date posted: June 6th, 2017

Crespo-Hernández provides hands-on research experience to economically disadvantaged and underrepresented students through Project SEED, a nationwide initiative funded by the American Chemical Society.

Group photo of 2017 REU fellows, co-directors, and coordinator
Group photo of 2017 REU fellows, co-directors, and coordinator

Department welcomes our 2017 NSF REU in Chemistry fellows!

Date posted: June 2nd, 2017

The department welcomes 6 students for our 2017 NSF REU in Chemistry program who will be involved in an intensive hands-on 10-week research program. Each fellow is assigned to a PI and will conduct summer research resulting in a written report and poster presentation at CWRU’s Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) Intersections.  …Read more.

Dr. Rekha Srinivasan receives The James Stephen Swinehart Fellowship

Date posted: June 1st, 2017

Dr. Rekha Srinivasan’s passion in organic chemistry and belief in undergraduate education made her the first recipient of the newly endowed professorship, The James Stephen Swinehart Fellowship. Dr. Srinivasan was recognized during our Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Academic Awards Ceremony this past May. …Read more.

Mandel Award for Outstanding Chemistry Faculty recipient Dr. John Protasiewicz

Date posted: April 3rd, 2017

For John Protasiewicz, going green is about more than sustainability. It signals a supportive, more collaborative approach—something altogether different from the high-stress, pressure-cooker environment evoked by bright red. It represents one of many reasons why Protasiewicz won the Mandel Award for Outstanding Chemistry Faculty this year. …Read more.

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Graduate Program Named One of the 2017 Top Graduate Schools for Chemistry

Date posted: February 21st, 2017

The 2017 Top Graduate Schools by the SR Education Group represent colleges and programs all across the nation and are based completely on student feedback. Due to extremely high student satisfaction ratings, Case Western Reserve University made the rankings at 9th in Master’s in Chemistry Degrees! …Read more.

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