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An expansive approach to making new compounds

To create molecules with unique properties, Associate Professor Robert Gilliard and his team deploy strategies from both organic and inorganic chemistry.

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Researchers develop a detector for continuously monitoring toxic gases

The material could be made as a thin coating to analyze air quality in industrial or home settings over time.

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Gabriela Schlau-Cohen Promoted to Full Professor

This promotion will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

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Xiao Wang Promoted to Associate Professor without Tenure

Wang's promotion will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

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Suess, Wendlandt, and Zhang earn Tenure

Professors Dan Suess, Alison Wendlandt, and Bin Zhang have been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2024.

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Alison Wendlandt wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Award recognizes talents and leadership qualities of young faculty in the chemical sciences.

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Gabriela Schlau-Cohen receives 2024 Protein Science Young Investigator Award

Given by the Protein Society, this award recognizes early-career scientists who have made an important contribution to the study of proteins.

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Seven from MIT elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2024

The prestigious honor society announces more than 250 new members, including Mei Hong, David A. Leighty Professor of Chemistry.

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Daniel L.M. Suess named 2024 ACS Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Winner

The American Chemical Society chose Suess in recognition of his creativity and impact in leading research in inorganic chemistry.

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Stephen L. Buchwald to receive 2024 MIT Departmental Advising Excellence Award

This award is given in recognition of Buchwald's dedication to supporting students and his exceptional skills in advising.

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Researchers detect a new molecule in space

Such discoveries help researchers better understand the development of molecular complexity in space during star formation.

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Twenty-three MIT faculty honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2023-25

The honor recognizes professors including Chemistry Professor Xiao Wang, for their outstanding mentorship of graduate students.

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Messenger RNAs with multiple “tails” could lead to more effective therapeutics

Scientists have engineered long lasting mRNAs that increased therapeutic protein production in cells and animals.

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