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Students Receive 2019 Awards

Emily Velasco
Outstanding students from many disciplines have been presented with awards for their achievements.
A portrait of several students who won the 2019 Robert L. Noland Leadership Award

Kimberly See Wins Beckman Young Investigator Award

Emily Velasco
Kimberly See, an assistant professor of chemistry, has won a 2019 Beckman Young Investigator Award.
Kimberly See

Tirrell Elected to American Philosophical Society

Lori Dajose
The Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in a variety of academic disciplines
David Tirrell

Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science

A gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign from trustee Richard Merkin will help Caltech scientists and engineers transform discoveries and inventions into advances in human health.
Richard Merkin

Comet Inspires Chemistry for Making Breathable Oxygen on Mars

Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers discover a process that turns carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen
Konstantinos Giapis stands in front of his oxygen reactor. It appears as a complex tangle of tubes and wires.

Watson Lecture Preview: Linda Hsieh-Wilson

Sugars: The Underappreciated Building Blocks of Life
Linda Hsieh-Wilson

Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Named Schmidt Science Fellow

Emily Velasco
Ahmad Omar, a chemical engineering graduate student in the lab of Zhen-Gang Wang, has been named a 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow
A portrait of Ahmad Omar

Directed Evolution Opens Door to New Antibiotics

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Frances Arnold have created an enzyme that could make it easier to develop new antibiotics.
An artist's rendering of an enzyme at work

Hydrogen Sticks to Graphene More Than Expected and Now We Know Why

Emily Velasco
New research explores how hydrogen atoms get stuck in graphene's lattice structure, not unlike a tennis ball stuck in a chain-link fence.
A tennis ball stuck in a chain-link fence.

NSF Director France Córdova to Speak at Caltech's 125th Commencement Ceremony

Davin Malasarn
The distinguished astrophysicist, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Caltech alumna (PhD '79), will give the keynote speech at Caltech's 2019 Commencement ceremony on June 14.
Headshot of France Córdova