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2013 Senior Awards

Outstanding Senior Award
- Martin  LaFleur

The Outstanding Senior Award is given to the graduating senior in Biomolecular Science major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by academic excellence as well as service to the division and University.

Academic Achievement Award
- Kathryn Chambers

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
- Christopher Netzband

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

2013 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
- Sydney Laramie

The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

2013 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
-Shane Lanahan

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
- Rose Gooding, Corinne Wilson

The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson. This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
- Shane Lanahan

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.

 

2013 Undergraduate Awards


The Chemical Rubber Company Science Achievement Award
- Tyler Wilkinson

The award is sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, and is awarded to an outstanding Freshman Chemistry student. It consists of a certificate and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones, Jr., Award
- Nora Houlihan

The award is sponsored by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and consists of your name being engraved on a plaque and displayed in the Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department office. This award is presented to an outstanding Sophomore Chemistry major.

Raymond R. Andrews Achievement Award
- Alyssa Hotalen

The award is sponsored by friends and past students of Professor Andrews. He taught CM221 for the majority of his 33 years at Clarkson.  He was a teacher dedicated to his profession by remaining current with advancing technology, and also dedicated to the students, many of who became personal friends.

The Dr. George L. Jones, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Award
- Eleanor Vane

The award recognizes an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

Egon Matijević Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
- Peter Lamothe, Victoria DuVall, Nora Houlihan

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic', Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry with a scholarship, which is renewable up to four years during the student’s undergraduate study at Clarkson.

 

Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Students and Professor to Present Research at TedX Conference

Chemistry and Biomolecular Science undergraduate student Bryce Bandish, graduate student Kevin MacVittie and research assistant professor Alisa G. Woods are among the speakers at the TedX conference. The tittles of their talks are “Prison and Agriculture”, “Human Powered Pacemakers” and “The Autism Epidemic” respectively. This conference will take place on Saturday, April 13 in Cheel Commons.

Two More Clarkson University Students Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Two more Clarkson University honors students have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, and one has received an honorable mention.

Yarong Lin ‘14, a chemical engineering and applied mathematics & statistics double major from Flushing, N.Y., and Pinguang Yang ‘14, a biomolecular science and applied mathematics & statistics double major from Brooklyn, N.Y., have been awarded scholarships. Read More...

 

The Chemistry of Drink & More at Clarkson University Shipley Lectures April 18 & 19

Professor Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University, will deliver the two lectures of Clarkson University's 18th Shipley Distinguished Lectureship, April 18 and 19. Read More...

 

Clarkson University Alumnus to Deliver Matijević Lecture

Clarkson University alumnus Curtis Zimmerman, manager for Government Liaison Innovation & Technology at BASF Corporation, will deliver the second Egon Matijević Lecture on Friday, February 22. Read More...

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2012 News

 

Chemistry Magic Show to Benefit Potsdam Holiday Fund Dec. 9 at Clarkson University


Clarkson University Professor Jim Peploski’s chemistry magic shows have become a popular on-campus draw for students, parents and alumni.

Peploski will bring his exciting experiments, known as “Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show,” to the community on Sunday, December 9, from 1-2 p.m. in Room 360 of Clarkson’s Science Center. Read More...

 

Clarkson University's Woods Wins German Psychiatry Prize for Autism Research

Clarkson University Research Assistant Professor Alisa Woods of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science has been awarded the 10th annual Hanse Prize for Psychiatry for her neuropsychiatric research on biomarkers in psychiatry. Read More...


 Professor Egon Matijević to be honored at National American Chemical Society meeting


Egon Matijevic'Professor Egon Matijević

A special symposium has been organized in honor of our distinguished colleague, friend, and mentor Egon Matijević at the 2012 Fall ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA (August 19-23, 2012). The event will be held under the auspices of the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and will be titled “Half a Century of Fine Particles Science: A Symposium in Honor of Egon Matijević at 90”.

Prof. Matijević has made outstanding contributions to the field of colloid science, and has received the most prestigious awards bestowed by his peers, most notably, the Kendall Award, the Thomas Graham Award, the Iler Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, the Langmuir Lectureship, the Kolloid Gisellschaft Award/Germany, the Bozo Tezak Medal/Croatian Chemical Sciences, and the Gold Medal from the American Electroplaters Society.

As a mentor, Prof. Matijević has instructed 15,000 undergraduate students and advised 50 PhD candidates, 46 MS students, and 130 post doctoral scholars. He continues to be an active member in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University as a Victor K. LaMer Professor of Colloid & Surface Science. Prof. Matijević is still active as a researcher, recently adding a new book titled “Fine Particles in Medicine and Pharmacy”, to his outstanding publications record of over 600 articles, books, and book chapters.

More information regarding the special symposium can be found here.


Work in Professor Sergiy Minko's group published in JACS and highlighted in Chemistry World


Dr. Minko
Professor Sergiy Minko

The group of Prof. Sergiy Minko have recently developed a novel superomniphobic material that has switchable wettable properties.  The material is normally not wettable by aqueous or organic liquids, but this property can be switched off by a magnet.  Their work is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja305348n), and was highlighted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World publication (http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/07/remote-controlled-omniphobic-surface).


2012 Undergraduate Awards:


The Chemical Rubber Company Science Achievement Award
Nora Houlihan

The award is sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, and is awarded to an outstanding Freshman Chemistry student. It consists of a certificate and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones, Jr., Award
Christopher Netzband

The award is sponsored by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and consists of your name being engraved on a plaque and displayed in the Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department office. This award is presented to an outstanding Sophomore Chemistry major.

Raymond R. Andrews Achievement Award
Sara Lambirth

The award is sponsored by friends and past students of Professor Andrews. He taught CM221 for the majority of his 33 years at Clarkson.  He was a teacher dedicated to his profession by remaining current with advancing technology, and also dedicated to the students, many of who became personal friends.

The Dr. George L. Jones, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Award
Martin LaFleur

The award recognizes an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

Egon Matijević Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
Nora Houlihan, Sydney Laramie, Christopher Netzband, Rebecca Florent

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic', Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry with a scholarship, which is renewable up to four years during the student’s undergraduate study at Clarkson.

Senior Awards:

Academic Achievement Award
Rebecca Schilling

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
Maureen Hill

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

2012 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
Jeanette Dorler

The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

2012 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
None

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
Casey Bly, Maureen Hill

The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson.  This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
None

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.


Biomolecular Science Major Martin LaFleur Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

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Junior Martin W. LaFleur, a biomolecular science major from Potsdam, N.Y., has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.   The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious award in the United States given to undergraduates studying the sciences. Only 282 scholarships were awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year.

 LaFleur performs research throughout the year and is currently working in Clarkson Professor Richard Partch’s lab on the development of a chemotherapeutic-functionalized gold nanoparticle to help avoid the drug resistance that is commonly acquired after treatment with targeted cancer therapies.

LaFleur is a presidential scholar and recently joined the Clarkson Honors Program in order to write a formal thesis on his work with Partch.  More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-04-03-1.html


Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Welcomes Two New Faculty

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science welcomes two new faculty beginning in the fall 2012 semester.  Dr. Paul Goulet and Dr. He Dong will both begin teaching and research activities in the Department in August.  


Professor Shipp Appointed Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry


Dr. ShippProfessor Devon Shipp

Professor Devon A. Shipp of the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science has been appointed an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Chemistry. The journal has a 65 year history and is the premier outlet for original chemical research in Australia, New Zealand and southeast Asia. It also accepts papers from other part of the world, and is published by CSIRO Publishing. As part of this position he will handle submitted and invited research papers, and be the primary coordinator for journal activities in the USA. More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-04-24-2.html


Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Scientists Implant Biofuel Cell in Living Snail

Researchers led by Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science in the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, have implanted a biofuel cell in a living snail. This is the first incidence of an implanted biofuel cell continuously operating in a snail and producing electrical power over a long period of time using the snail’s physiologically produced glucose as a fuel. More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-03-15-3.html

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Professor Evgeny Katz

You can read more about this research in Nature at http://www.nature.com/news/cyborg-snails-power-up-1.10210

or in Scientific American at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cyborg-snails-power-up.

Katz’s research was published online March 8 in the Journal of the American Chemical Society: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja211714w


Clarkson University Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Graduate Students to Present their Research in Jordan

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department graduate students Katie Poetz, Jennifer Sidletsky and Kenneth Yancey, and chemistry research technician Edward Howell, mentored respectively by Professors Shipp, Goia, Minko and Partch, have been selected to participate in the April 2012 International Chemistry Student Research Symposium at the University of Jordan, in Amman. They will be presenting their thesis research subjects and interacting with peers from over 20 other countries from all over the world. This interaction is made possible by a Memorandum of Understanding between Clarkson and the University of Jordan signed by the respective university presidents in 2008, and the personal invitation from two recent Clarkson chemistry PhD recipients now on the faculty there.


Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Grad Student Selected for NSF Program in Australia

Clarkson University Chemistry & Biomolecular Science graduate student Shay Mailloux of Malone, N.Y., has been selected by the National Science Foundation to participate in the prestigious 2012 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes. In June, Mailloux will travel to Canberra, Australia, to be hosted by the Australian Academy of Science for the eight-week research program. More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-03-09-3.html


Professor Silvana Andreescu Receives $440K in Funding from NIH

andreesccu
Professor Silvana Andreescu

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Professor Silvana Andreescu received $440,000 worth of funding from the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  Andreescu and her team will develop a novel sensing technology for real-time monitoring of neurotransmitters.  The technology will be used to study neurophysiological events in collaboration with neurophysiologists and medical doctors at Dartmouth Medical School. The project is a collaborative effort between Andreescu at Clarkson and James C. Leiter at Dartmouth.  More information can be found at: http://www.clarkson.edu/news/2012/news-release_2012-01-20-2.html

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2011 News


February 2011: Earlier this month, Evgeny Katz, the Milton Kerker Chaired Professor of Colloid Science at Clarkson University, was named one of the world’s top-100 chemists over the past 10 years, as ranked by the impact of his published papers by Thomson Reuters. Katz is listed at #62, with 97 papers in that time frame with 6,147 citations and an impact of 63.37. Read More...

May 2011: Professor Silvana Andreescu was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Clarkson.  She was also honored with the John W. Graham Research Award at the spring 2011 commencement ceremony.  

May 2011: Professor Devon Shipp was promoted full professor in recognition of his accomplishments.

August 2011: The American Chemical Society (ACS) has invited Richard E. Partch, senior university professor of chemistry at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing, to be on its national tour speaker list. Read More...

2011 Undergraduate Awards: 

The Chemical Rubber Company Science Achievement Award
Nicole Traphagen

The award is sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, and is awarded to an outstanding Freshman Chemistry student. It consists of a certificate and a copy of the latest edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Gamma Sigma Epsilon George L. Jones, Jr., Award
Kathryn Chambers

The award is sponsored by the chemical fraternity Gamma Sigma Epsilon and consists of your name being engraved on the plaque awarded to an outstanding Sophomore Chemistry major and displayed in the Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department office.

Raymond R. Andrews Achievement Award
Caitlin Mincer

The award is sponsored by friends and past students of Professor Andrews. He taught CM223 for the majority of his 33 years at Clarkson.  He was a teacher dedicated to his profession by remaining current with advancing technology, and also dedicated to the students, many of who became personal friends.

The Dr. George L. Jones, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Award
Dustin Whynman

The award is sponsored by Sigma Delta fraternity and consists of $100.00 awarded to an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

Egon Matijević Endowed Chemistry Scholarship
Olivia Durham

The award was established in 1988 in honor of Dr. Egon Matijevic', Clarkson’s Distinguished University Professor, for his enormous contribution to the scientific community around the globe and for his exemplary service to the Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, and the entire University. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in chemistry with a scholarship, which is renewable up to four years during the student’s undergraduate study at Clarkson.

2011 Senior Awards:

2011 Outstanding Senior Award
Rama Yakubu

The Outstanding Senior Award is given to the graduating senior in Biomolecular Science major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by academic excellence as well as service to the division and University. The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science supports this award.

Academic Achievement Award
Jeremy Toscano

The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
Kenneth Yancey

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

2011 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
Olivia Durham

The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

2011 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
Anya Scangas

The Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
Melissa Butkiewicz

 The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson.  This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

The Brunauer Award
Anya Scangas

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson’s Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world’s most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow. 

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2010 News


Professor Devon Shipp, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)

The Clarkson University 2010 Awards from The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science

Suzanne Van Arsdale
Academic Achievement Award
The Academic Achievement Award is presented in special recognition of exemplary academic performance and achievement in Biomolecular Science.

Taoufik Youbi
Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award
The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society Award is awarded to an outstanding senior Chemistry major.

Megan Himmler
2010 Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award
The Frank C. Goodrich Memorial Fund Undergraduate Award is given annually to the graduating senior Chemistry major whose career at Clarkson has been exemplified by the traditions of scientific and humanistic thought and inquiry that made Professor Goodrich an outstanding chemist, scholar, and human being.

Brendan Farrell
2010 Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Service Award
The Chemistry Department Service Award is a special award established to recognize extraordinary service to the Department and is supported by the Division of Chemical & Physical Sciences.

Christopher Talbot
Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award
The Edward D. Sayer Memorial Award is awarded to a senior Chemistry or Biomolecular Science student who has demonstrated academic excellence, superior contributions as an undergraduate teaching assistant and will be entering a graduate/professional school following graduation from Clarkson.  This award is in honor of Edward Sayer, Chemistry 2004, who, in spite of his struggle with illness, exhibited all of the above qualities.

Megan Himmler
The Brunauer Award

The Brunauer Award was established by the Department of Chemistry in 1973 in honor of Professor Stephen Brunauer, former chairman of the Department and the first director of Clarkson's Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, and one of the world's most eminent and most respected chemists. It is awarded on Commencement day to a graduating senior who has written an outstanding senior thesis in chemistry, and it is the highest professional honor that the Department can bestow.


Rama Yakubu receives 2010 UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award  

Rama Yakubu, a junior Biomolecular Science major and member of the Honors Program at Clarkson, has been named a UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year.  This prestigious award includes an academic scholarship along with research internships in Merck labs for the 2010 and 2011 summers.  Rama has been involved in research his entire time at Clarkson and is currently working with Prof Costel Darie in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science on a projects involving screening for serum biomarkers.  In one project Rama is screening for inflammation detection using novel biochemical and proteomics approaches.  In another Rama is monitoring two serum proteins as biomarkers for cell differentiation and cell proliferation in sera from patients with various forms of cancer.  Portions of his work will be presented at the North East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Potsdam, New York, this summer, and at the up-coming meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Rama will be finishing his B.S. degree at Clarkson in May 2011.


Guinevere Strack selected to attend 60th Interdisciplinary Meeting of Nobel Laureates   

Guinevere M. Strack, a Chemistry Ph.D. student, has been selected to attend the 60th Interdisciplinary Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, Germany, this summer, 2010.   She will be attending the meeting in a group of 77 of the best graduate students selected from universities across the United States.  She is working on her degree at Clarkson with Professor Evgeny Katz in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science on projects related to biomolecular computing and bioelectronics.  It has included biochemical mimicking of computing operations/devices using enzyme-based systems and their coupling with "smart" signal-responsive materials.


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