2019 Norma Stoddart Prize

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Alumna Janice Lin (PhD ’18 Houk group), now a Business Development Associate at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, receives the 2019 Norma Stoddart Prize. 

Nobel Laureate and UCLA Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Sir Fraser Stoddart presented the award to Lin at her 2019 Norma Stoddart Lecture on November 28, 2019, in Young Hall 2033.

Lin was selected for the prize by a committee of her peers as the recipient of the 2019 Norma Stoddart Prize for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Citizenship, which is open to all Ph.D. graduates during the 2018-2019 academic year in the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. 

The prize was established in 2004 by Stoddart and his family to honor his late wife Dr. Norma Agnes Stoddart

Photos from the event can be viewed below and the full photo gallery is available here.  

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(From left) After her lecture, Dr. Janice Lin was presented with an engraved glass award.  She is pictured here with Dean of Physical Sciences Miguel García-Garibay, Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor Ken Houk, and Department Chair Professor Neil Garg. 

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(Left) Professor Ken Houk made the welcoming remarks and introduced Stoddart (right) who then spoke about his late wife’s for whom the award is named. 

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(Left) Stoddart showed photos from the recent gala he attended at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art to launch his skin-care line Noble Panacea. (Right) Faculty and students at the lecture.

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(Left) Lin during her 2019 Norma Stoddart Prize Lecture titled “Computational Studies of Organic Electronic Materials”.

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(Left) After her lecture, Stoddart presented Lin with an award. (Right) At the reception following the lecture – Houk, Stoddart, Lin, and Lin’s colleague Dr. Sean Evans, Director, Corporate Partnerships at Johns Hopkins.

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Chemistry and biochemistry graduate students pose for a photo with Stoddart and Department Chair Professor Neil Garg.

Photos and article by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.