NEWS

 

WELCOME FIRST YEARS! Group meetings will be held throughout the Fall. The schedule can be found here. Main group meeting is Tuesday nights (6:30 pm Tech K140). Catalysis/A-Team subgroup meets on Wednesdays (2 pm Tech G247) and the Materials subgroups meet on Thursdays (12:30 pm Tech G247).

Professor Marks has received the 2014 Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award for his pioneering work in organometallic chemistry particularly with regards to catalysis. The Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award is a national award administered by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Tobin will be receiving his award in the UK, and he will be going on a lecture tour in September 2014. Congratulations Tobin!

The schedule is now set for the Somorjai Symposium held during the ACS conference in New Orleans. Tobin is this year's winner! Max Delferro is organizing (he is well known for assembling excellent symposia).

Tobin has received the Gabor A. Somorjai Award for Creative Research in Catalysis. The Somorjai Award is a national award administered by the American Chemical Society and Tobin will be honored at an awards ceremony this coming April at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. Well done Tobin!

Tobin recieved the award in Chemical Sciences from the National Academy of Sciences. This is the highest award that the academy offers. It is offered in recognition of research that has significantly contributed to a better understanding of natural processes and the betterment of humanity. Congratulations Tobin!

Tobin has been awarded the Theodore William Richards Medal. Tobin receives the award in recognition of his contributions to catalysis and organometallic chemistry. Well done Tobin!

Tobin has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, a further testament to both the breadth and quality of Tobin's research. Congratulations Tobin!

Antonio was named an AAAS chemistry fellow in 2011. Antonio's contributions to science and technology will be recognized at the Fellows Forum, held Febuary 18th, in Vancouver.

Tobin recieved his second honorary doctorate this year from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. The school has named him a "molecule master" in recognition of his work on catalysts for plastics and energy efficient OLEDs.

Mike Weberski (A-Team) successfully defended his thesis! Mike leaves the group for Dow Corning. Congratulations Mike!

Tobin has been awarded the 2011 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation for his pioneering work in the field of catalysis. An award ceremony will take place at Northwestern University and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on September 27th and will include presentations by Tobin and last year’s winner, George Whitesides.

Tobin recieved an honorary doctorate from the University of South Carolina in recognition of his work in both material science and chemistry

The Indian Academy of Sciences has elected Tobin as an honorary fellow. He joins Daniel Hartl and Sir Richard Friend as the only three honorary fellows in 2010 entering India’s most prestigious scientific organization. Congratulations Tobin!

Tobin has been selected as the 2010 William H. Nichols Medalist for “pioneering research in catalysis and soft matter electronics.” In receiving this prestigious award he joins past winners Langmuir, Pauling, Seaborg, Calvin, Cotton, and 89 other accomplished scientists. Congratulations Tobin!


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