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The Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University offers a dynamic and cutting-edge educational experience in the chemical sciences. Relationships across disciplines include close collaborations with the departments of Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Physics.

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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.

Dr. Emily Pentzer, Outstanding Professor Award Recipient

Date posted: December 7th, 2016

The Outstanding Professor Award is determined by a conglomerate of engineering organizations (SWE, NSBE, SHPE, TBP). It is awarded to a professor who demonstrates excellence in teaching and mentorship. Dr. Emily Pentzer was presented at the 2016 Faculty Appreciation Dinner with this award for her dedication to her teaching and students.  …Read more.

Emeritus Professor Barry Miller awarded Edward Goodrich Acheson Award

Date posted: September 27th, 2016

Emeritus Professor Barry Miller is this year’s recipient of the Electrochemical Society’s Edward Goodrich Acheson Award. This biennial award is given to recognize members of the Electrochemical Society for their “conspicuous contribution to the advancement of the objectives, purposes, and activities of the society (ECS)”. …Read more.

Dr. Mary Barkley, Department of Chemistry Chair, Awarded Distinguished University Professorship

Date posted: August 30th, 2016

As chair of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Chemistry, Mary D. Barkley guides others to academic success by blending leadership, research and life skills. The M. Roger Clapp University Professor of Arts and Sciences was recognized for that guidance by being chosen as one of this year’s four Distinguished University Professors, a title acknowledging the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with exceptional academic records of research, scholarship, teaching and service. …Read more.

Dr. Blanton S. Tolbert, First Recipient of the Morton L. Mandel Award

Date posted: August 9th, 2016

The newly endowed Morton L. Mandel Award is an annual award to honor and reward outstanding faculty members of the Department of Chemistry, the discipline in which Morton Mandel earned his bachelor’s degree. …Read more.

Rekha Srinivasan Wins the J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring

Date posted: May 6th, 2016

The J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring recognizes the positive impact Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff have on the lives of students.

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Crespo Group paper selected as one of the top in P&P

The recent paper,”The Triplet State of 6-thio-2′-deoxyguanosine: Intrinsic Properties and Reactivity Toward Molecular Oxygen” by Crespo Group members, Marvin Pollum and Luis Ortiz-Rodriguez was selected as one of the top papers published in Photochemistry and Photobiology for P&P’s virtual issue celebrating the publications 55th anniversary.


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