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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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Crespo-Hernández Honored with Diekhoff Teaching Award for his Dedication to Students

Date posted: May 6th, 2016

The John S. Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching is awarded annually to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through work in the classroom.

Department Postdoc Listed in Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 in Science

Date posted: January 7th, 2016

Robert Gilliard specializes in synthesizing novel molecules with a variety of different methods. He’s coauthored 16 papers, working with some of the best chemists in both Europe and the United States. He’s also a gifted teacher, and has received a number of awards for both his teaching and research.

Lasting Impact: CWRU Ranks 11th Most Influential in Science

Date posted: November 11th, 2015

A new ranking of national universities based on their “lasting contributions to society” puts Case Western Reserve 11th in the country, just behind Carnegie Mellon and ahead of Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell universities. …Read more.

Dr. Srinivasan Awarded WISER Faculty Advisor of the Year 2015

Date posted: April 21st, 2015

Instructor Rekha Srinivasan was nominated as Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER), part of the CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. …Read more.

Undergraduates Win 2nd Place SOURCE Poster Award

Date posted: January 30th, 2015

Congratulations to undergraduate students Hannah Jenkins and Kelsie Leary of the Crespo group, who tied for second place in the Intersections: SOURCE Poster Awards on 5 December. …Read more.

Grad Student Marvin Pollum Receives Photobiology Travel Award

Date posted: May 12th, 2014

Marvin Pollum, a 3rd year PhD student in The Crespo Research Group, received the Frederick Urbach Memorial Student Travel Award to present his research work at the 37th American Society for Photobiology’s conference in San Diego, California. …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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