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Leading Initiatives to Solve Everyday Challenges

Alumni and friends of the Department of Chemistry gathered to enjoy an evening of food, drink, and talks by professors Elizabeth M. Nolan and Ronald T. Raines.

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Kevin Edward Gilbert (1949-2022)

Gilbert (PhD '74), a student of Fred Greene, passed away on October 28, 2022.

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Sam Peng joins the Faculty

Peng has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, as well as a Core Member of the Broad Institute.

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Guadalupe Hayes-Mota recognized as Top Leader by Endpoint News

Hayes-Mota (SB '08) is one of 15 individuals recognized as top leaders, giving voice and visibility to the LGBTQ+ community in biopharma.

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James Burrington (PhD ’77) wins 2022 Edward W. Morley Award

This American Chemical Society award recognizes significant contributions to chemistry.

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David Grimes appointed to Digital Learning Lab Scientist

Grimes (PhD '17), an alum of the Field Group, was previously a Digital Learning Lab Fellow and Instructor.

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Organic Chemistry Research Groups Convene at the 2021 MIT Chemistry Organic Retreat Sponsored by Scott Denmark (SB ’75)

Now in its fourth year, the Organic Retreat aims to foster community, collaboration and engagement among the department's organic chemistry research groups.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

17 undergraduate Chemistry Majors were awarded their degrees and honored for their accomplishments in a Departmental Zoom Celebration on June 3, 2021.

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Ten Chemistry Students and Alumni Receive NSF Fellowships

Recipients of this prestigious award represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines from all U.S. states, commonwealths, and territories.

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Guadalupe Hayes-Mota (SB ’08) wins MIT’s Margaret L. A MacVicar Award

This prestigious award is given in recognition of innovation, dedication and meaningful impact for the Alumni Association or the Institute.

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Melanie Madeleine Rosay (1973 – 2020)

Rosay (PhD '01), passed away from metastatic breast cancer on November 16, 2020.

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Mikael Minier (PhD ’15), wins Science’s annual Dance Your PhD contest

A former member of Professor Stephen J. Lippard's lab, Minier was delighted to mix his passion for dance with his background in chemistry.

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Minjung Son wins 2021 Justin Jankunas Award

Son (PhD '20), an alum of the Schlau-Cohen Lab, is now a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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