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On January 13th, Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (University of Illinois) presented the Winter 2016 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture.                                          

Prof. Hammes-Schiffer, the Swanlund Professor of Chemistry at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, gave a lecture titled “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Catalysis and Energy Conversion” at the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium. A reception followed her lecture.

Prof. Hammes-Schiffer received her B.A. degree in Chemistry from Princeton University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1993. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Laboratories, she was a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame from 1995-2000 and at The Pennsylvania State University from 2000-2012.  In August 2012, Prof. Hammes-Schiffer joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois.  She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Reviews.

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UCLA Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty with Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (center), (left to right) Ken Houk, Ellen Sletten, Chair Miguel Garcia-Garibay, and Sarah Tolbert.

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(Left to right) Prof. and Chair Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Dr. Jean-Luc Anoklase Ayitou (postdoctoral associate – Garcia-Garibay group), Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, and Prof. Dima Perepichka (McGill University – Montreal) on sabbatical at UCLA.

The Spring 2016 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 4 p.m. at CNSI with a lecture by Prof. JoAnn Stubbe, Novartis Professor of Chemistry and Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Photos by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.