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2015 LAS Faculty and Staff Awards

Congratulations to our faculty and staff on their 2015 awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. They are:

Outstanding Career Achievement in Research:
Professor Theresa Windus

Early Achievement in Research:
Professor Arthur Winter

Graduate Mentoring:
Professor Sam Houk

Merit Excellence:
William Halterman-senior machinist

Congratulations to Jared Anderson for receiving the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award sponsored by SACP.

Congratulations to Jared Anderson for receiving the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award sponsored by SACP. This award honors scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. He’ll be honored with a symposium at PittConn in 2016.

Several college awards to be received at the LAS Faculty/Staff Convocation and Awards Ceremony

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced that several Chemistry faculty and staff will be receiving college awards this year. These recipients will be formally recognized at the LAS Faculty/Staff Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Congratulations go to: 

Outstanding Career Research Award: Theresa Windus
Early Achievement Research Award: Art Winter
Excellence in Graduate Mentoring: Sam Houk
Merit Excellence Award: Bill Halterman

ISU Chemistry alum Oden Warren (Thiel group, 1993) has been chosen to receive the LAS John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award.

ISU Chemistry alum Oden Warren (Thiel group, 1993) has been chosen to receive the LAS John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award. This is one of the highest alumni distinctions granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Iowa State to be home to a new, $20 million national center for forensic science.

Iowa State to be home to a new, $20 million national center for forensic science. The center will be lead by several researchers, including David Baldwin, adjunct associate professor of Chemistry.

Congratulations to Javier Vela and Art Winter on their promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!

Congratulations to Javier Vela and Art Winter on their promotion to Associate Professor with tenure!

Congratulations to Klaus Ruedenberg for celebrating 60 years as a member of the American Chemical Society!!

Congratulations to Klaus Ruedenberg for celebrating 60 years as a member of the American Chemical Society!!
 

Edward Yu and Ames Lab scientists describe protein pumps that allow bacteria to resist drugs

Research teams led by Edward Yu have described the structures of two proteins they believe pump antibiotics from bacteria, allowing the bacteria to resist medications.

Full press release

Congratulations to Malika Jeffries-EL

Congratulations to Malika Jeffries-EL for being named a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor and Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Malika is in residence in Boston for the spring and summer semesters.

and here: http://www.las.iastate.edu/isu-chemist-jeffries-el-enjoying-mlk-visiting-professorship-even-with-the-snow/

Jack Su wins Best Paper Award from Protein Science

Congratulations to Chih-Chia (Jack) Su, a scientist in biological systems on Professor Edward Yu’s research team at Iowa State University, for winning one of two 2015 Protein Science Best Paper Awards from the research journal Protein Science. The top two papers were selected as the best from all of those published in the journal in the previous year.

Read the press release here: https://www.las.iastate.edu/las-scientist-jack-su-wins-best-paper-award-from-protein-science/

Winter, Stanley and VanVeller receive Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

Congratulations to Art Winter, Levi Stanley and Brett VanVeller for receiving the Thieme Chemistry Journal award for 2014. Recipients of this award are promising young professors at the beginning of their career and is made by the editorial boards of the journals Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Edward Yu

Edward Yu, The John D. Corbett Professor of Chemistry, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Professor Yu is being honored “For distinguished contributions to the field of efflux transporters, which mediate resistance to a variety of antimicrobials in bacteria.” Current research projects in Yu’s lab include antimicrobial resistance in the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and the essential efflux transporters in the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

Congratulations to Tom Greenbowe

Congratulations to Tom Greenbowe, for receiving the James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching of Chemistry from the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society. The Norris Award is one of the oldest national awards of the ACS and is presented annually to an educator who is both an excellent classroom teacher and whose professional activities have had a wide-ranging effect on chemical education. 

Read more at: http://www.las.iastate.edu/national-chemistry-education-award-goes-to-isus-greenbowe/

Congratulations to Pat Thiel

Congratulations to Pat Thiel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, for receiving this year’s Greek Community Outstanding Faculty award.

Dr. Alan K. Burnham and Professor Feng Gai receive Outstanding Chemistry Alumni Reward

Congratulations to Dr. Alan K. Burnham and Professor Feng Gai for receiving the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Chemistry Alumni Award. Dr. Burnam received his BS in Chemical Technology in 1972 and is currently the Chief Technology officer with American Shale Oil, L.L.C. Dr. Gai received his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1994 and is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Khan Endowed Term Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

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