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Congratulations to Caroline Rohlfing

Caroline Rohlfing (advised by Brian Benicewicz) won a third place award at the 2021 National Graduate Research Polymer Conference poster competition.

Congratulations to Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson received an award from the National Science Foundation for a total amount of $420,000 for her project entitled "Collaborative Proposal: Treatment of Cyanotoxins by UV/Chlorine: Optimizing Removal While Developing Strategies to Minimize Disinfection Byproducts and Toxicity"

Congratulations to Mackenzie Wenczkowski

Congratulations to Mackenzie Wenczkowski on receiving the Women in Defense - Palmetto Chapter Scholarship for a total amount of $2500.00

Congratulations to Hui Wang

He received a grant from Clene Nanomedicine Inc. for a total amount of $75,767 for his project entitled "Characterization of the Physiochemical and Catalytic Properties of CNM-Au8"

Congratulations to Qian Wang

He received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a total amount of $75,000 for his project entitled "EAGER: Novel approaches to study green leaf volatile perception

Undergraduate Student Achievements Honored

Each year, undergraduate students are recognized for their achievements. The following students received Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Awards during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Congratulations to Linda Shimizu

She received the 2021 SC Governors Award in Scientific Awareness. This award recognizes her extensive outreach, public awareness, and mentoring efforts.

Congratulations to Logan Breton

He was the first place winner in the 2021 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards. Logan will present his paper at the Innovations Awards Session of the ANS Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, November 30 - December 4, 2021.

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Lovelace

Dr. Leslie Lovelace was selected to receive a 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Award for Professional Faculty in sciences who provide exceptional experiences to undergraduate students, both within and outside the classroom.

Congratulations to Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson was selected to receive the 2021 Walter J. Weber Jr. AEESP Frontier in Research Award. This award is in recognition of advancing environmental engineering and science fields through research leadership and pioneering efforts in new and innovative research areas.

Congratulations to Gabrielle Leith

Gabrielle Leith was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Dera D. Parkinson Trustee Fellowship. Trustee fellowships are awarded to full-time graduate students who exhibit excellence in graduate study, research, and scholarship.

Congratulations to Christopher Sutton

He received a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for a total amount of $1,200,000 with a subaward of $320,000 for his project entitled "Accelerated Selection of Optimal Perovskite Alloys for Solar PV Using a Combined Quantum and Machine Learning Hierarchical Approach"

Congratulations to Christopher Sutton

He received a grant from the South Carolina EPSCoR Grants for Exploratory Academic Research (GEAR) Program in the amount of $59,938 for his project entitled "Data Driven Optimization of the Electrolyte Composition for Improving Cycling Stability in Rechargeable Li-biased Batteries

Congratulations to Natalia Shustova

She received a grant from the South Carolina EPSCoR GEAR of $60,000 for her project entitled "Well-Defined Stimuli-Responsive Materials with Dynamically-Controlled Optoelectronic Behavior: Experimentally-Supported Modeling"

Congratulations to Natalia Shustova

She received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NFS) for a total amount of $458,902 for her project entitled "Synthesis of Hierarchical Materials with a Tunable Photoisomerization Response"

SPARC Recipients Awarded

Congratulations to the students who had their research grants funded

Congratulations to Chuanbing Tang & Wayne Outten

Dr. Wayne Outten & Dr. Chuanbing Tang have been elected fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Outten was honored for distinguished research contributions deciphering the mechanisms for iron sulfur cluster biogenesis, its regulation, and its roles in microbial physiology and stress responses. Dr. Tang's election was for distinguished contributions to the field of polymer chemistry, particularly for sustainable polymers and charged metallopolymers.

Congratulations to Brian Benicewicz

Congratulations to Brian Benicewicz who was awarded a grant from BASF New Business GmbH for a total of $111,225 for his project entitled "Evaluation of a New Process for a Durable Proton Conducting PBI Membrane."

Congratulations Brian Benicewicz

Congratulations to Dr. Bencicewicz who was awarded a new grant from the Department of Energy

Congratulations Hanno zur Loye

Dr. Hanno zur Loye, University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been appointed to a joint appointment position at Savannah River National Laboratory.

Congratulations to Hanno zur Loye

Congratulations to Prof. Hanno zur Loye for Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) award

Congratulations Wayne Outten

Dr. Wayne Outten and his collaborators have been awarded an NIH grant.

Congratulations Mark Berg

Mark Berg has received a grant from the National Science Foundation

Congratulations Thomas Vogt

Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Vogt who was a part of an international team that published a Science Advances research article.

Congratulations Thomas Vogt

Thomas Vogt and co-Pi Douglas Blom (Chem. E.) and Peter Binev (Math) received a US Army grant "Order in Atom Columns-Imaging Beyond the Virtual Crystal Approximation"

 

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