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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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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.

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.

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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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