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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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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.

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.

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Highlights

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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