2016 Departmental Awards Ceremony

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A photo gallery of the 2016 Departmental Awards Ceremony and a list of the award recipients is now available online.                       

The annual Departmental Awards Ceremony was held at the CNSI auditorium on Tuesday, December 6th. In addition to recognizing the efforts of our accomplished students and faculty, we had an opportunity to celebrate our department’s excellence in teaching and research. 

Photos from the ceremony and reception can be viewed here.

The award recipients are listed below. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Presented by Dr. Kathleen Micham, Assistant Dean of Physical Sciences, Professor Yung-Ya Lin, Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education, and Professor Benjamin Schwartz.

Alpha Chi Sigma (AXE) Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Janine Yen Ning Fu and John Morris Kozlowski

Alumni Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Brandon Chang Yoshida

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Research Fellowship

Dyana Noemi Kenanova

Daniel Kivelson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Luke Verlinsky

Gold Family Foundation Award

Chloe Cheng and Alejandra Gonzalez

Hosmer Stone Prize

Thomas Chang , Sriram Rao, Gregory Schuette, Hang Yin

Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Research Fellowship

Riley Carson Bryden Fricke, Alexander Lewis Laughlin, Ryan David McCurdy, Talia Saravi

Whitcome Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Emma J. Carley & Nguyen Vobao Pham

William M. Arnold Biochemistry Alumni Award

Tatiana McCoy

Zymo Research Fellowship

Cyrus Yang Jin


Presented by Professor Patrick Harran, Vice Chair for Graduate Education. 

Excellence in Second Year Academics and Research

Presented by Professor James Bowie, Biochemistry Vice Chair for Academic Personnel

Rafal Dziedzic, Lucas Morrill, Yiliu Wang, Chen-Chen Zhou

Hanson-Dow Awards

Presented by Yung Ya Lin, Vice Chair for Undergraduate Education

Kris Barr, Daniel Baumann, Katelyn Caslavka, Jessica Grandner, Grace Huang, Fang-Chu Lin, Kristofer Marsh,  Anish Nag, Jingwen Yao 

Ralph & Charlene Bauer Research Award

Stephanie Quan

Faculty Award for Innovation in Inorganic Chemistry

Mufan Li

Majeti-Alapati Fellowship

Jose Medina

George Gregory Research Award

Robert Boutelle

Ernest F. Hare, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Mai-Anh Ha

John Stauffer Fellowship

Lingchao Cai

John M. Jordan Memorial Award

Brendan Amer

Roberts A. Smith Research Award

Andrea Hadjikyriacou

Christopher Foote Fellows

Presented by Professor Robin Garrell, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Division

Emma Baker, Brian Levandowski, Emma Pelegri-O’Day, Elias Picazo


Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching

Introduced & Presented by Professor Steven Clarke

Professor Anastassia Alexandrova and Dr. Anne Hong Hermesdorf

The Herbert Newby McCoy Award

Introduced & Presented by Professor and Chair Catherine F. Clarke

Staff – Dr. Ankur A. Gholkar

Faculty – Professor Anastassia Alexandrova and Professor Patrick Harran


The Department is extremely grateful for the generous financial contributions made to the following fellowship and award programs by our donors and alumni:

Alpha Chi Sigma

William M. Arnold Family

Ralph & Charlene Bauer Endowed Fellowship in Chemistry

Robert & Roberta Boschan

Chemistry Faculty for the Faculty Award for Innovation in Inorganic Chemistry

Christopher Foote Graduate Fellowship

Dr. Atsuko and Mr. Akira Fujimoto and Emeritus Professor Roberts A. Smith 

for the Roberts A. Smith Graduate Student Award for the Study of Biochemistry

George Gregory Fellowship

Gold Family Foundation

Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ernest F. Hare, Jr. Memorial Award

John M. Jordan Memorial Award for Creative Scholarship

Margaret Kivelson

Steven & Pamela Kivelson

Valerie Kivelson

Majeti-Alapati Fellowship

Herbert Newby McCoy Award

John Stauffer Fellowship in Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Estate of Hosmer Stone

The Estate of Philip Whitcome

Raymond & Dorothy Wilson Endowment Fund

Zymo Research

Photos by Reed Hutchinson